American kids, Chinese preschools & cultural challenges

A Taiwan-American couple who were grad school classmates in the States sent their first kid to preschool in China, and are now are sending the second one to preschool in Taiwan. As you can maybe imagine, cultural differences create a little friction when it involves your kids. The mom (bi-cultural Taiwanese) outlines a few in a blogpost:

  1. Authority of the teacher
  2. Individual verses corporate nature
  3. Use of material resources
  4. Language
  5. Competition

See Hayden’s Preschool and Hayden’s preschool (part 2).

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