Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"The Myths and Realities" --Talk by Stephen Smuin

USCPFA South Bay Chapter

a talk about Amy Chau’s book
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Stephen K. Smuin
CEO, da Vinci Educational Consulting

Sunday, September 23, 2012
6:15 – 9 PM
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
20920 McClellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA

Potluck Dinner 6:15 – 7:15
Speaker: 7:30 – 8:30PM

RSVP to Dana Eaton by September 19, 2012

Not since the biography of Mao has a book caused so much controversy in the Chinese community as Amy Chau’s book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Stephen Smuin’s talk will focus on the main points of Chau’s book and how they compare with the most recent educational research and theories. Smuin’s 60-minute, multi-media presentation will challenge one’s assumptions, as well as provide salient research about the realities of educating children in today’s competitive environment.  The myths and realities are surprising. 
Stephen Smuin has 40 years experience as an educator. As the former head of two recognized middle schools, Nueva and Odyssey, Stephen has been a regular presenter at major educational conferences.  Stephen first trip to China in 2001 opened his eyes and heart to the beauty and complexity of the country.  He has since return to China 15 times working with students of all ages.