Ultimately, students who fail the examination will not be allowed to continue additional schooling (Van Schaack). Though, it seems harsh, the Chinese education system is directly contrived from the cultures rich values on “human malleability and self-cultivation” (Uttal). With a strong focus on the student’s ability to adapt to new information and devotion of time spent on learning, China may arguably have one of the strongest educational systems according to test scores alone. To the people of China, the teacher is a respected official that deserves extraordinary acknowledgement and high compensation, similar to a Doctor (Coughlan). Many argue that the respect the public shows for the teachers directly correlates to students’ superior learning.
If you ask a Westerner about what they think of Chinese teaching methods, the answers are ambivalent. Some people think that our school system is lacking strictness. While others think our system is pretty good and the Chinese system is way too hard on its student and
As far as the Chinese mothers’ ways of parenting being an effective way of parenting, I would have to say that it may be it is. I don’t think that I would take it to the extreme like they do, but also something determination is the key to success. The Chinese mothers’ ways of parenting may be effective, because it will teach them discipline and it will make their children strive for greater success and to never settle for anything less then what they are capable of. I would have to say that grades are important in a young child education, and they ways the Chinese mothers’ discipline may be what’s best for them, because after all practice does make perfect. But as far as their social life, there ways of parenting may just be too much.
Firstly, US education takes care of everything, which means not only the grades, but also the other abilities that can make a person stand out and become excellent. Also, they want their children to be happy, courageous and independent. However, “Failing the college entrance exam means the end of the world” (Barlow). Chinese education only takes the results and grades serious; they don’t care about any other things that will not influence their future. All they want is let their children to be a highbrow person and have the lives of richness and power, even though they are not happy.
This perception is flawed mainly because it falls short of treating them as individuals. For instance, it is a common notion that Asian students, Chinese students to be precise, bring with them cultural difference in style and methods of learning, and are thus deficiently prepared for analytical and critical thinking in the American learning institutions. Additionally, students from South East Asia are deemed as surface learners and passive non-participants in class or in study groups. Such cultural perceptions have the potential of obliterating the fundamental needs or requirements of most international students. Unimpeachably, language barrier is the greatest hurdle for most international students in their adaptation to life overseas.
Introduction Cooperative learning (CL) has already been recognized as the effective approach in the United States, which aims to improve the efficiency of student learning and promote students ' quality of learning. With the increasing number of CL theory, research and practice, a series of positive results, CL has been widely used in the world. Although cooperative learning is encouraged in teaching, the research on this is still limited and the effect is not ideal either (Mick & Don, 2002). And, whether the CL practice is beneficial in ESL classrooms, especially in Chinese classrooms is a topic. Nowadays, Cooperative Learning has been applied in almost all schools and increasingly, in college and university contexts all over the world
The demanding number of TCFL teachers in the western coast of America is rising year by year. therefore, more and more teacher candidates and volunteers who would like to teach Chinese in America. To avoid cultural misunderstandings in elementary classroom mentioned above, the training institutions, especially colleges and universities which are operating programs to cultivate Chinese language teachers for foreign students, should lay emphasize on cultural differences. Growing up in China, many teaching candidates still cannot predict the unknowing difficulties they might meet in the future career even though they could know basic information about foreign educational systems. These implicit cultural mismatches are most possible to be neglected, while are most possible for Chinese teachers to encounter in the daily life.
U.S. and Chinese Education Causation For Choosing This Topic I must confess I believed, until I two months ago, the Chinese education system is a totally mistake. I do not like it and as far as I know, a lot of Chinese students hold the same idea like me. I asked several Chinese graduate students who are now studying in US if they are satisfied with their elementary and middle school year’s study, or say, do they think those studies benefit their future life. Their answers are all negative. I am sure that is just what the most Chinese people are thinking now days.
Edges on the Learning Curve Education is the catalyst for success. In America, we like to think that our school system is rigorous in preparing students for college and work. Many students struggle to cope with the American curriculum, so it must be intense, right? Those who can keep up are prone to succeed in our society. If the top Americans lived in China, though, things would be different.
Focusing on American education system, student... ... middle of paper ... ...l students, Chinese foreign students will achieve a well-developed interpersonal relationship and to obtain a better social networking with other students that is beneficial to be a globalized person. In conclusion, Chinese parents assume that Chinese foreign students are expected to solve problems and to move through experiences toward globalization. Also, Chinese parents believe that studying abroad in America is advantageous to assist Chinese students in achieving the delightful life and approaching to be globalized. The evidence is that studying abroad in America provides more opportunities for Chinese students to better access to knowledge and to better obtain global view. Therefore, a trend is notable that Chinese parents are willing to send their children to study abroad in America in order to pursue a better education and achieve personal globalization.