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All Posts Tagged With: "gaokao"

Taking “The Tall Test”: Chinese Prep School: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will use video segments from China Prep to examine the culture of a Chinese prep school as its graduating class studies for the national college entrance exam. Contained within are lesson activities as well as video segments which can be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 31st, 2009 | Comments

Taking “The Tall Test”: Chinese Prep School: Video Segments




May 31st, 2009 | Comments

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China Prep: Video: Full Episode

China Prep follows five Chinese students through their final high-pressure year at an elite high school in Sichuan Province.

Aug 14th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: Aaron Brown Interview: Vanessa Fong

Aaron Brown sits down with Vanessa Fong, assistant professor of education at Harvard University, whose work has focused on Chinese youth and identity.

Aug 13th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: The Gaokao: How Would You Fare?

Try these sample questions from China's national college entrance exam.

Aug 13th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: Video: Students Around the World Relive Entrance Exams

In this WIDE ANGLE web exclusive, five students and recent graduates share their experiences with these stressful, sometimes life-altering tests.

Aug 12th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: Resources

Learn more about China and its education system from these additional web resources.

Aug 10th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: Production Diary III

The third installment of director Marije Meerman's production diary.

Aug 10th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: Production Diary II

Judgment Day -- June 7, 2008.After three years of researching, writing, fundraising and filming, the two-day exam finally begins.

Aug 7th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: Production Diary

Director Marije Meerman blogs from China, where she's shooting a film about the gaokao, China's national college entrance exam.

Jun 18th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: China Will Not Tolerate Cheating on College Entrance Exam

As China's two-day National College Entrance Exam -- known as gaokao -- begins today, a swirl of activity is planned to ensure the best possible conditions for students to take the test that will determine their professional tracks within Chinese society.

Jun 7th, 2008 | Comments

China Prep: Chinese Students Return to School at Earthquake’s Epicenter

The first students returned to school in Wenchuan, China, the epicenter of last month’s devastating earthquake, which killed nearly 70,000 people.

Jun 4th, 2008 | Comments

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