Professor of Education at Victoria University, Nicola Yelland, has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Singapore, and carried out research in many schools in these locations. She sees a major disconnect between the perceived and the real educational practices there, and provides some context to back up her assertions.
(A version of this article appears in the AHISA publication, Independence, Vol. 37, No. 2, October, 2012 as "Learning from the best...at tests.")