Janna Burch
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Class of 2012
  • Mount Croghan, SC

Janna Burch Travels to China With Coker College Education Department

2011 Jun 29

Janna Burch of Mt. Croghan, S.C. recently returned from a two-week educational tour of China, which was hosted by Coker College's education department. The journey represented the culminating experience of a semester-long study that focused on the central question: Why do Chinese students typically outperform American students on international comparisons of mathematics competency? Education discussions centered largely on the ways Chinese and American teachers differ in their teaching pedagogy with regard to their respective cultures. Burch is double majoring in early childhood education and elementary education at Coker.

Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.