According to Chua, Chinese parents do not only set strict rules and regulations that their children have to abide by, but they also use negative reinforcement when their children do not want to obey their orders. In contrast, western parents believe that it is unnecessary to control their children preferences such as, no watching T.V, studying excessively and only participating in extracurricular activities that they are assigned to be successful throughout life. However, Chua claims that the children brought up by the “Chinese mother” style of parenting still turn out not only to be mentally, physically, and emotionally stable but happy and as well as successful later on in life. Chua says she knows this because the “Chinese mother” methods help her raise two successful kids. She gives a list of things that her children were not allowed to do, which consist of them not taking part in any school plays or getting any grades less than an A and that it all paid off for her in the end.
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior The article ”Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” focuses on the fact that chinese children are turning out to be so stereotypically successful. Amy Chua points out that there is a big difference between Chinese mothers and Western parents and the way they raise their kids: ”What Chinese parents understands is that nothing is fun until you’re good at it. To get good at anything you have to work, and children on their own never want to work, which is why it is crucial to override their preferences. This often requires fortitude on the part of the parents because the child will resist; things are always hardest at the beginning, which is where Western parents tend to give up.” I think this quote makes a good picture of how she thinks of herself as a parent and the Western people as parents. To make her point clear she uses a lot of pathos and a lot of examples from experiences with herself and her two daughters, Louisa and Sofia.
It could be inferred that such harsh expectations on Woods has stifled the growth of her identity, because she was forbidden to fulfill her ambitions of becoming a writer, and instead was almost coerced into succeeding academically and making her mother proud. This restricted sense of identity is also evident in the lives of Amy Chua’s daughters. A ‘Tiger Mum’ as featured on 60 Minutes, Chua has rigid rules about what her daughters are and are not allowed to do. Her highly regimented parenting style is a result of the belief that Chinese children should excel in every aspect of life as determined by their parents. Thus, Chua’s daughters also have an identity that is forced onto them, just as Woods had.
Agree with the question Paragraph 2 On one hand sociologists would agree that a pupil’s home situation is more important than the type of school they attend. Parents who get involved in the students education by showing an interest and helping with homework are more likely to encourage a child to do well at school. Parental influence can affect someone’s educational achievement as if a student’s parent hated school as a child and didn’t get the grades they needed, it can cause the student to act the same. On the other hand it could cause them to progress better in school as they will want to achieve more than their parents Marxists believe students who come from a working class background tend to do worse than students who come from a high class background; this could be because of material deprivation. This is a big influence on student’s educational achievement as they do not have enough money to buy the necessary equipment for school such as revision guides.
Our “Mother Tongue” is what gives us identity; it defines who we are, and therefore, people should value their native languages. The effect of western education on the relationship between parents and children is also another theme in the article. The initial bad relationship between Tan and her mother is caused by Tan’s feeling that that her mother is uncivilized and uneducated. This problem is common in the present world where once children have attained western education, they start disrespecting their parents or disassociating with them because they feel ashamed of the parents’ mother tongue influenced English. It is important that people learn to appreciate their parents irrespective of their level of education or their cultural background; after all, we owe our lives to
with their emphasis on nurturing their children's self-esteem and allowing free expression, have set their children up to accept mediocrity. "Western parents are concerned about their children's psyches. Chinese parents aren't. They assume strength, not fragility, and as a result they behave very differently," she says. If their child doesn't achieve perfect exam results, the Chinese parent assumes it's because he or she didn't work hard enough.
Cultural deprivation theorists would blame this on the lack of parental guidence and encouragment to succeed in education. This could of been developed from the results of an experiment A famous experiment was one carried out by Willis Douglas. He claimed that parental interest was the most important factor; he claimed that middle class parents had higher expectations than working class parents and they attatched higher values. Along with providing more support for their children. This was seen to increase
An external factor is a factor in which affects the education system from outside for example home and family. Sociologist argue that the difference between the achievement of each gender is through several external factors , in which are causing girls to achieve better than boys within school, these consist of ; The impacts of feminist; since the 1960’s the feminist movement have challenged the typical stereotype of woman’s roles within society as a mother alongside being a housewife. Feminist still believe they have not yet achieved full equality, however have improved woman’s rights and opportunity’s through the use of laws, as well as this feminism have largely raised expectations and self-esteems of woman. An example of this would be through McRobbie; she took a comparison of girl magazines in the 1970’s and 1990’s. In the 1970’s magazines like Jackie Largely promoted marriage and being a housewife, whereas in the 1990’s magazines took a different approach of personal choice and independence of woman.
Department of Education that show that girls outshine boys in reading, writing, science, math, and have a lot higher educational aspirations. She also gives us data that shows that girls are starting to beat boys in enrolling in college, and that girls are more engaged in academically then boys. She implies that all of this has been happening because the educational doesn’t “favor” boys over girls anymore. I agree with that statement, but I also don’t think that the educational should let boys be “left behind” either. Yes, boys are bad at school; I can say this because I’m a boy and I see everything first hand, my peers are less and less interested in school and college, they often talk about just either dropping out of high school and getting a job, graduating and just work and not go to college or simply join the military.
Childhood Importance James Bernard Murphy, a professor of government at Dartmouth College and Author of “In Defense of Being a Kid”, emphasizes the importance of innocence and enjoyment of childhood years. This underlined the question, are children’s childhood adventures and care-free life more important than the preparation of our children’s future by the work of us parents? I’m sure all of us can debate this question. Murphy argues with Amy Chua, Author of “Why Mothers Are Superior” that children should enjoy their years as a child. Chua (a Chinese mother) feels differently, moral and culturally.