Post #3: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

Hey everyone, So here’s my third post about how my project is going so far this summer. There’s not too much interesting new information to share with anyone.  The first half of the summer I focused on researching my topic and gathering data and statistics about opinions and countries. Now I’m moving on to actually […]

Post #2: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

This is the my second post on my project Examining the American Public’s Perception of the United States’ Education System as Failing. Since my last post, I looked more into international testing of students, cultural differences in how much emphasis is placed on education in different countries, and the merits of different educational systems, among other […]

Coconuts and Peaches: A Comparison of German and American Relational Styles

A common metaphor used to describe German and American communication and relationship styles compares the two cultures to “coconuts and peaches”. In this metaphor, the core of the fruit is the private sphere of the self that is only exposed to good friends, and the outer layer is the shell that must be breached in […]