Education is the process of learning and acquiring knowledge at school from a teacher, receiving knowledge at home from a parent, a family member, and even friend. Education is a key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and succeed in life. Education is one factor that affects job positions people hold, advance in their further career, the income they make, and the title they hold. The more educated a person is, the more prestige and power that person holds. Education improves the quality of life, reduces ignorance, and exposes frontiers and opportunities not previously handled. Education also focuses on the values, attitudes and behaviors that enable individuals to learn to live together in a world characterized by diversity and pluralism. Countries with a higher educated population will undoubtedly succeed in their economy, welfare, and trade, etc. China has the world’s largest education system. Many people in today’s generation believe that the world’s most intelligent individuals reside in China. With its growing population competition within China and internationally has become very apparent. Chinese children aged 6 through 15 are required to attend school. China’s education proves to be the strongest system in the world, not only in modern day, but also in the past. The education system of China unmistakably varies in comparison with the United States.
Within most countries, students strive to become doctors, engineers, lawyers, etc. Education in China requires students to attend school for 9 years without any objection. In the United States, Americans are encouraged to go to school. The government upholds the "no child left behind" policy which mandates students to attend school for at least 12 ye...
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...system, Chinese individuals will be given jobs everywhere. Their intelligence will be unmatched. This means that other countries will need to make major changes in order to keep the education level equal.
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Since countries and cities are different, it seems that it is difficult to compare different education systems. With the influence of the globalization, the social problems tend to be common problems in the world. Canada and China are in different education systems but still have the same problem with educational equity. With the period change and policies seems to be improve by the government in both countries. When facing with the ethnic minority communities, China used several methods to give privilege to the groups in order to improve their education level. For example, after 1977, the educational policy was more in favor of the minority groups by empowering certain ethnic regions with the ability to administer the exams in the local language
In reality, we do not make this idea come true with our present situation in Chinese education. Furthermore, with the imperfect education system in China, there are fewer qualified and humanized Chinese kindergartens. It is common that the rich families will send their children to the better and qualified kindergartens, while the normal and poor families will send their children to the normal kindergarten in China. Better kindergartens have more qualified and humanized teachers and teaching methods than the normal schools. Therefore, a majority of children cannot live in the qualified and humanized Chinese
Chinese education is depend on the population of China and National Higher Education Entrance Examination. Compare to China, where students have no choice but well perform well on test to be attend to college. American students have more choice to college such as community college or going to four year college after high school. Even though, American education is not doing well now, but there still has some good advantages. Therefore, America can keep their good advantages and creative new way to improve their education system. It better than emulate other countries education
...h. This can be supported by a study in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences where the average per capita GNP was 4754 yuan whereas the per capita GNP of Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin was 18943 yuan (Mok 2000 , p.29). Thus, this supports the publication made by the World Bank where only the coastal area have a better living standard. Furthermore, in addition to income inequality and regional disparities, economic growth also contributed to the disparity of educational development in different regions. Due to economic decentralization in education, poorer communities lacked the funding in ensuring a quality education. Furthermore, even in Guangzhou which is one of the richest provinces in China, faces education disparity because secondary school in GuangZhou are classified from key-point schools in the city all the way down to low achievers school (Mok 2000 , p.31).
In great detail, Stewart (2012) and Ripley (2013) explained the characteristics of the education systems in Finland, Poland, South Korea, Singapore and Canada that made them the leaders in education. One characteristic that was interesting is the value placed on equal education. The education superpowers believe all children should receive the same quality of education. These countries have one set of rigorous standards that all schools use and require all teachers to have the same credentials. Equality in all sectors of education give all children the same opportunities and learning experiences. Another characteristic is the connection between education and their society (Stewart, 2012; Ripley (2013). For example, in South Korea, their greatest resource is their citizens, so they invested in their human capital by assuring all children had access to a quality education (Stewart, 2012). Ripley (2013) explained that in Finland their education system functions as a collaborate effort. All stakeholders work together to make major decisions in their education system. This allows for all voices to be heard and have the opportunity to contribute their ideas. These examples provided by Stewart (2012) and Ripley (2013) show how important equal education is to countries that are leaders in
There are a 4 years high school in America, and 3 years high school in China. Students in China have to go to school 3 times per a day from morning, afternoon, and night. For the high school in China, students are learning America college level math, science, and chemistry. There is only one thing for Chinese students to do, it is study. There are no a lot of fun classes such as gym, music, art, or computer. Even there is one, the class will take way by your math or English teacher. When it comes to college exam, that’s the crazy time for students in China to be nervous on. Because most of the time, students only can take one time of college exam. If they didn’t do well on it, then they either go back to school for one more year study or drop out school. Unlike China, America education focuses on many ways besides study. There is only one time per a day in America high school. Students in America will join clubs they are interesting in and pick their own classes. Sport is one of the important parts for students in America too. For the college exam, students can retake the exam as many as they want. However, America school are more fun in high school, and China school are harder in high school.
Since I was little my mom told me that education is the tools and skills that makes people successful in life. Education provides the opportunity to overall developmental individual. But education has two different value for me which are the intellectual and economic. intellectual can help students to see the world different. In addition, education help to encourage and learn so many new things. for instance, in the essay “a pediatrician takes pride in her afghan cabdriver father” Waheeda Samady states how does cabdriver and her daughter has such as good communication and relationship. She explains how she
The largest educational system is in china there is a law that makes it mandatory that all Chinese students have nine year of education experience this law was passed in 1986. The importance of having an education is the key to success to be comfortable and abl...
To approach this problem, we should, first and foremost, reiterate why people put such an emphasis on good education. Firstly, education improves people’s learning ability that makes them know more about the world. Most things taught in schools are the basic skills or means to further understanding of our society. Only be learning can humans have an opportunity to study more and know more about the society. Secondly, social experience tells us opportunities are often given to someone who has received good education. Employers tend to believe that people have higher education are more intelligent and that they can manage to do their job better and adapt to the working environment more quickly. That explains why educated people, more often than not, can land a very good job. Thirdly, educated people usually act more polite and civilized. People who understand the importance of learning know that they are good enough so they have patience and eagerness to learn from other people. And this is of great significance for a nation’s growth and prosperity. Last, with the development of today’s technology, education becomes even more valuable than ever before. The mentioned four points explains not only why education is important but also why more and more parents are sending their children to English speaking countries like the United States and the UK to study. Because the reality is that universities and colleges in these countries can provide better education, that is to say, better qualifications and more competitive edges for their children to land a dream job and achieve what they want for their life in the future. In this sense, the good intenti...
Education is generally seen as a formal process of instruction, based on a theory of teaching, to impart formal knowledge to one or more students (Cogburn, n.d.). Henceforth, individuals seek to acquire some form of schooling from pre-school through secondary school while others may go on to tertiary to better him or her in some way. A definition of education according to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is that education is “a process of teaching, training and learning, especially in schools or colleges, to improve knowledge and develop skills.” Where education in the common parlance has become a process of adding layers of one’s store of knowledge, the true aim of education is to call forth that which is essential to the individual (White, 2006). Furthermore, and according to Coombs and Ahmed 1974, education is a continuing process, spanning the years from earliest infancy through adulthood and necessarily involving a great variety of methods and sources. Education also involves inculcating in students distinct bits of knowledge; therefore education is an additive process (White, 2006). It adds to an individual as well as it adds to a country through the individuals who are and would have been or are being educated. According to a study conducted by Olaniyan and Okemakinde 2008, education creates improved citizens and helps to upgrade the general standard of living in a society. Furthermore, education plays a key role in the ability of a developing country to absorb modern technology and to develop the capacity for self-sustaining growth and development (Todaro and Smith, 2012).
From birth, education is what allows for our development. Newborns are already learning after exiting the womb as they start familiarizing themselves with their new environment. Theoretically, education is supposed to be the tool that allows for self-improvement. The modern education system reassures us that one’s background does not define their future. In America, education is one as the factor that gives all its citizens equal opportunity. The idea of anyone being able to create their own path to success regardless of their origin is what has attracted people from overseas and can be why America is commonly known as “the land of immigrants”. Whether it is education in a classroom or from personal experiences, it is what allows us to become knowledgeable of the world we live and people we interact with. Education is supposed to give people the opportunity to better ones self and obtain the skills and the knowledge deemed worthy in obtaining upward mobility. Education reformist Horace Mann once stated: “education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions, -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” -------(distinguish education and schooling- somehow) However, has education system only been set in place to meet the needs of industrialism? In this day in age, people students are attending schools in order to someday be employed in order to live a comfortable life. Public schools are teaching students in a manner where creativity and critical thinking are being denounced. Instead, the main goal is producing high standardized test scores. Students are being taught to equate the notion of becoming successful as a product of schooling (Gatto, 150).
With the global economy relying more than ever on brainpower and innovation rather than raw materials and manual labour as generators of wealth, a good education has become the key factor determining who will succeed and who will be left behind.
It is noticeable that the system of education is changing from time to time based on financial issues and how the world is growing. In the past, individuals taught the education system from the oldest member of the family to children, and their members were charging fees from the families that sent their children to them. Which meant that education was an important thing in all ages. Nowadays, the education is shaped to an official system run by professional people in governments and many countries invest high amounts towards education which makes evidence of how important it is in our current life. Every country has a different system of education based on their financial stability, government infrastructure and the standard of the government officials. It is noticeable that there is a big difference between the education in developing countries and the prevailing system in developed countries .In my essay I will discuss some reasons for these differences...
In recent years, Hong Kong education system has undergone a great change. In the past, students studied five-year junior secondary education, two-year senior secondary education and three-year tertiary education. Since school year 2009/10, secondary and tertiary education composed of three-year junior secondary education, three-year senior education and four-year tertiary education (3-3-4 Scheme). Apart from the academic structure of education system, new compulsory subjects like Liberal Studies was also introduced to facilitate independent thinking of students. The examples given above showed that the HKSAR government is working hard to change the education system from similar to the British system, to similar to the Chinese system. Given that Hong Kong’s education system changes from time to time, how will the sociologists see from these changes? The following essay is going to discuss the education system of Hong Kong based on the following three sociological perspective: the structural-functional approach, the social-conflict approach and the symbolic-interaction approach.
Nelson Mandela once said,“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Education is the process of gaining information about the world. Education gives us knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something even better. Access to education is the foundation of a democratic society, because it provides an opportunity for all to achieve the American Dream, ensures equality and justice, and allows for our country to compete globally for a prosperous future.