Children in China face an enormous amount of pressure from an early age to stand out in education. Parents are eager for their offspring to get a good start so they will have an advantage in the highly competitive education system. This has led to children as young as 3 being sent abroad for education, or enrolled in intensive classes at home. Professors Teng Jimeng from Beijing Foreign Studies University and David Moser from Capital Normal University discuss the pros and cons of starting a child’s education so early, and whether the pressure might just do more damage than good.
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