Economists often credit the phenomenal continued growth and development of Asian countries to the quality of their human resources, the talented and hard-working students and graduates of their educational systems, and the specific nature of those systems. These societies achieved universal primary and secondary education long ago and are now entering the era of massification of their tertiary sectors. It is possible that an Asian model of education is emerging. And if learning of basic skills is important, then it can be said that the "Asian model" is succeeding. Much of this success may have to do with what has been called "Asian values." To the degree that "culture learning" can take place, it is likely that some of these behaviors and/or practices can be emulated (as indeed they were throughout the region) by others. Evidence indicates that Americans have much to learn, much to be learned, borrowed, and adapted from the Asian model.