Chinese Wunder Kids
In the UK, Chinese children significantly outperform their peers. Following statistics, they make up only 0.4 per cent of the secondary school, but more than 25 per cent of them are on the gifted and talented register. This can compare with 15 per cent of white children and 15.9 per cent of mixed-race children.
Many teachers say that their parents expect nothing less and their children thrive under the pressure. Chinese parents are extremely driven and most of all, they want their children to succeed.
Although Chinese parents are typically very interested in their children’s education, their approach seems to be significantly different from that of the British pushy parent familiar to many teachers. British parents who want their children to succeed are more likely to blame the school or teacher rather than their child.