Resources by Lisa Nagle
Lisa Nagle, BA, MA, has been working in and around China since 1991. She has lived in Changsha, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Lisa is founder and executive director of Pacific Link International Educational Services (PLIES, www.pacificlink.us) which provides short-term and long-term study abroad experiences for youth from China.
A Long Journey in the Same Direction with ChinaSource
I am a ChinaSource junkie! Since the early days of the China Challenge events I was hooked.
Dancing with Elephants
Ministry partnerships are complex and challenging. Throw in the cross-cultural dimension and one is certain to encounter some form of conflict. As Westerners, our first reaction is to confront and resolve. Unfortunately, our swift and direct action may leave our Chinese colleagues reeling from the confrontation and feeling hurt.
Eastern Versus Western Learning Approaches
Cultural Foundations of Learning: East and West by Jin Li. Reviewed by Lisa Nagle There are deep cultural differences between Eastern and Western societies regarding learning and development. The notion of whether creativity is learned or not is just one of these. This book explores some of the differing...
Glorification of Educational Success
Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, and Schooling in China by Andrew Kipnis. University of Chicago Press (Chicago: 2011), 174 pp. ISBN 13:978-0-226-43755-2; $27.50. Reviewed by Lisa Nagle Chinese families have a deep cultural desire for education.