Two Million Minutes is a documentary that follows six students through high school in India, China and the United States. The title refers to the number of minutes a student spends in high school. I've embedded the trailer below. The web site has lots of interesting information on how our educational systems differ. I haven't seen the film yet but am going to try and make it to one of the screenings. It sounds thought provoking.
The executive director of the film, Robert Compton says in one of the related videos that American students say they "can't" do something when they score badly in a subject. Foreign students say they did badly because they didn't "work hard enough." He adds, "They don't set limits on themselves."
[Image captured from video Two Million Minutes: Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZnSG6gg1vs]