Choosing a school for your kid…
Posted on by Jason Li
Photo of Shanghai schoolchildren by alokemon on Flickr.
On his blog, Micah Sittig discusses choosing between international, local-Chinese and in-between schools for your children. The post focuses on Shanghai. Highlights include:
- Even at good international schools, the teacher turnover rate is high.
- Some international schools not only replicate the educational but also the social environment back home.
- International schools cost almost 30k per year.
- “The best local schools are the ones run by or attached to the more prestigious universities…”
- “…you won’t find a “progressive American-style education in Chinese” by turning to private Chinese schools; they are still Chinese at the core (reminder: this can be good or bad, depending on what you want).”
- In-between schools are still figuring out who they are: They must follow bureau of education regulations and have a bilingual program without strong English departments.