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2011中高级口译口试十大话题之虎妈战歌

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2011中高级口译口试十大话题之虎妈战歌·Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

如何对《虎妈战歌》 进行思辨?

by 新东方口译口试组

美籍华裔移民、48岁的耶鲁法学院教授蔡美儿Amy Chua 以其新书《虎妈战歌Battle Hymn of Tiger Mom》一举成名。Shot to stardom with the release of her new book她在《华尔街日报》上的那一篇 “为何中国妈妈更胜一筹”的文章在美国乃至整个西方社会掀起轩然大波. Why Chinese mom are superior?  Traditional Chinese way of strict parenting triggered heated debate in US 在书中,蔡美儿指出中国父母得以“成功”有三大特质:不理会孩子的自尊心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 than western parents.

认定孩子必须孝顺父母;坚信小孩子不懂事,需要父母指引。Chinese parents believe that their kids owe them everything, probably a combination of Confucian filial piety and the fact that the parents have sacrificed and done so much for their children. So, Chinese children must spend their lives repaying their parents by obeying them and making them proud. Because Chinese parents believe that they know what is best for their children and therefore override all of their children's own desires and preferences.

蔡美儿坚称以强迫压力为特点的中国传统子女教育方法,远优于西方的教育方法。这些雷人(thunder- striking)的育儿经和“咆哮式 screaming and hair-tearing”教育方式parenting method经媒体报道,俨然成为中美家庭教育比较的典型样本,甚至被扯到中美两国竞争力的话题上。

最近,上海的孩子在一次全球 PISA测验中取得了第一名的成绩. Kids in Shanghai came top in a PISA test, a worldwide evaluation of 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance.而很多西方国家的孩子,比如美国, 远远落在后面。 Western kids are lagged far behind.有人就说,这就足以证明蔡美儿的方式是正确的。

首先,我们必须要看清一个事实 we must be fully aware of the fact that 学术成就固然重要,但是,是否学术成就是衡量一个孩子全面发展的唯一标准呢True, scholastic performance is important, but how can we objectively evaluate the overall development of a kid,is scholastic performance a sole criterion ?看看我们今天的孩子,每天要学习到深夜,让人心疼it’s so disheartening to see that Chinese kids have to study very late into night, day after colorless day,很明显,他们的学术成就是以幸福的童年为代价的 obviously, the excellent performance at school is achieved at expanse of a happy childhood。此外,可能这种应试教育方法能够创造出很多数学天才,cramming method will churn out math whizz kids/child prodigies但是的死记硬背一些前人已经研究过的东西,对推动知识的前进是一点帮助都没有的。死记硬背完全扼杀了孩子的创造力. Toiling themselves on rote learning suppresses the creativity of the kids. Rote learning of old knowledge won’t help push back the frontier of science. 让人不可思议的是ironically,蔡美儿把不尊重自己孩子看成是一种美德 if disrespect of her own children is considered a virtue, what is respect? 试问,这样的孩子长大,是否也会知道尊重他人呢?要知道,知识没有了道德等于火焰没有了温暖。Knowledge without integrity is like fire without zest. 如果说蔡美儿的方法是正确的, 为何有那么多年轻人会选择新东方,然后选择出国留学呢?
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2011-04-12 13:58 编辑:juliatt
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  • 虎妈最近真的很红诶~~

    2011-04-12 14:25 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
  • snowywoman 说:

    国内有句话叫做他山之石可以攻玉Stones from other hills may serve to polish jade.
    some chinese mom think the US economy is better ,or some other things in western is better ,so they want their baby to learn better ways of living.
    然而,有一天,the western moms think the chinese moms are better at teaching children,so they want to imitate them.
    we can not dicide which way is better because we have different standards ,but we can say that,every single mom is doing the best to the kid's good/

    2012-06-05 17:45 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 板凳
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