Comparing Western and Chinese Teaching Styles

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The main objective of this paper is to understand how Chinese teaching style is different compared to the teaching style in western countries. To explore this matter, I will present key differences that were brought up in the BBC documentary titled “Are Our Kids Tough Enough? “and will discuss some aspects of the book “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua.
The Chinese style of teaching is infamous in the world for its strictness and relentlessness. 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 …show more content…

He finds his students not so lazy as claimed by the Chinese teachers. The Chinese teaching style he criticized as uninteresting and monotonous. "If you would visit our school without a camera, the students would behave differently," explains Strowger, "And if a teacher does not respect the students in the classroom, he gets us problems." Also that the welfare system should be responsible for the inertia of the students, he considers wrong.

Although the rector defends his student, the arguments of the Chinese teachers encounter at British Internet users to understand. "The Chinese teachers are right," said a member, "In the UK, the teachers do not behave not like real teachers and students as students. For this, the British government should take responsibility." "Students should behave better when they visit. The German Rectors' should not the students still defend, "writes another." I am neither British nor Chinese, but I would send my children in no way to the UK in the school. I am voting for the Chinese teachers ", in turn explains …show more content…

This puts them three years of schooling ahead compared to the OECD average. Shanghai-China also performed exceptional in regards to their reading abilities with a mean score of 570, hence it has the largest proportion of top performers. The performance of Shanghainese in regards to science were also impressive. With a mean score of 580 they are way ahead compared to the rest of the world. One could argue and say that doing good in school is not necessary an indicator of how well you will be able to adapt to the real world, but this test is indeed a good indicator in regards how those young adults will turn out. From the math scores one could derive and estimate the probability in regards to the future outcome and their expected future earnings. The differences between the best and worst performer in math is the equivalent of six years of schooling. But another major aspect to point out is that the separation of education level within a country is even greater, with a difference of 300 in the mean score it is an equivalent of seven years of schooling that separates the best and worst and thus represents a formidable challenge for all countries to overcome. Since China is such a big country this differences can’t be eliminated overnight. The fact that the scores of Shanghainese students improved compared to the previous test, for instance

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