Amanda Ripley is the author of The Smartest Kids in the World--and How They Got That Way, a New York Times bestseller, and The Unthinkable. She writes feature stories for Time Magazine and the Atlantic and speaks on various topics, including global competitiveness, education and parenting. The Smartest Kids was selected by The Economist, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Amazon.com as one of the most notable books of 2013.
What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers?
To find out, author and Time Magazine writer Amanda Ripley spent one year following American teenagers living in Finland, South Korea and Poland.
Their stories, along with groundbreaking new research into learning around the world, reveal a pattern of startling transformation. These countries got smarter fairly recently--and not by spending more money or creating more tests.
(Amanda Riplley's website)
-- Watch her talk at POPTECH 2012