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
In addition, Chinese parents disregard their children’s preference and decide what is best for the children. This idea might seems unacceptable and cruel to Westerners, but it is how Chinese parents care for their children. Chua illustrates the idea with an “The Little White Donkey” piano practice session with her daughter, after which all the child’s frustrations and the mother’s patience were paid off. The seven-year-old’s performance at a recital was greatly admired by other parents.
The Class is a film that focuses on a teacher who, in his endeavors to help his students learn and succeed, ultimately ends up in a situation that spins out of control and a student is expelled, even though the teacher wasn’t himself sure what should have happened to the expelled boy. The teacher’s name is Francois Marin and his class is made up of young teenagers who come from many different backgrounds, many of them are children of immigrants who come from a number of areas around the world. While Marin’s actions resulted in the boy’s expulsion, Marin did not always fail. Sometimes he succeeded in his efforts and these moments were truly inspiring. A number of times he faced a difficult challenge but he eventually got through to the students. Watching him handle the class was a rollercoaster of emotions. Some moments were inspiring, others were discouraging and disheartening, and some were touching.
Did you know, that some studies show that compared to “Western” parents, “Chinese” parents spend about 10 times as much time schooling their children in mathematics? Though many people have evaluated their parenting techniques, since the release of Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, I personally believe that we should portray the idea that there is no perfect parenting style.
Mao’s Cultural Revolution was an attempt to create a new culture for China. Through education reforms and readjustments, Mao hoped to create a new generation of Chinese people - a generation of mindless Communists. By eliminating intellectuals via the Down to the Countryside movement, Mao hoped to eliminate elements of traditional Chinese culture and create a new form Chinese culture. He knew that dumbing down the masses would give him more power so his regime would be more stable. This dramatic reform affected youth especially as they were targeted by Mao’s propaganda and influence. Drawing from his experiences as an Educated Youth who was sent down to the countryside Down to the Countryside movement, Ah Cheng wrote The King of Children to show the effects of the Cultural Revolution on education, and how they affected the meaning people found in education. In The King of Children, it is shown that the Cultural Revolution destroyed the traditional incentives for pursuing an education, and instead people found moral and ethical meaning in pursuing an education.
Amy Chua (2011) names off three reasons that support her argument in why Chinese children are more successful. First, she mentions that Westerners worry too much on how their child will accept failure, whereas Chinese parents assume only strength in their child and nothing less. For example, if a Western child comes home with a B on a test, some parents will praise the child on their success and some may be upset, while a Chinese parent would convince their child they are “worthless” and “a disgrace.” The Western parents hope to spare their children’s feelings and to be careful not to make their child feel insecure or inadequate, while Chinese parents demand perfect grades because they believe their children can get them (Chua, 2011). Secondly, Chinese parents believe their chil...
The book was originally meant overlook the metaphorical clash between Chinese and Western parenting styles, but instead, refers to Chua's experience with raising her daughters. Chua clearly describes the “strict” rules that she established early on for her two daughters, Sophia and Louisa. The rules primarily address forbidden activities such as attending sleepovers, getting less than an A in classes, and being involved in school plays. The author admits that while her standards might seem rather stringent to most, they are common among Chinese mothers. On the 3rd paragraph in an excerpt, Chua mentioned, “In one study of 50 Western American mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers, almost 70% of the Western mothers said either that ‘stressing academic success is not good for children’ or that ‘parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun.’ By contrast, roughly 0% of the Chinese mothers felt the same way. Instead, the vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their children can be "the best" students, that "academic achievement reflects successful parenting". Obviously, Chinese parents believe that academic success is primary, and that if one achieves well academically, that means the parents have done well. Statistically proven, the Chinese tend to do better on state exams and college admissions. So, Chua managed to keep her children’s grades high, allow for her
...and walked home.” Collins contrasts the students’ misbehavior with the teacher’s ignorance, thus implying a relationship between the history teacher’s inability to teach his students and their ensuing misbehavior.
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. With the teachers being so highly thought of, the idea o...
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
In this paper, it will be looking at the culture and education practices of Finland, Canada, and China. Education varies from country to country as well as does one's culture, lifestyle of the people who live there. In doing so will review their culture and the role of their education policies that are used to motivate schools and teachers to improve student learning along with how their culture plays into learning. Furthermore, children should be taught with respect to their culture. However, we can also learn from one another. In addition, we have similar and different educational practices from one another. Such as when it comes to the Finnish, Canadians, to the Chinese as, we all learn in different environments because of our culture. Furthermore, and most importantly, thus educational practices vary from culture to culture. For instance, these counties are considered some of the best when it comes to education, Finland, Canada, China and it is because of their educational practices along with their culture government.
“In one study of 50 Western American mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers, almost 70% of the Western mothers said either that ‘stressing academic success is not good for children’ or that ‘parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun.’ By contrast, roughly 0% of the Chinese mothers felt the same way. Instead, the vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their children can be ‘the best’ students, that ‘academic achievement reflects successful parenting,’ and that if children did not excel at school then there was ‘a problem’ and parents ‘were not doing their job.’ … Chinese parents spend approximately ten times as long every day drilling academic activities with their children. By contrast, Western kids are more likely to participate in sports teams” (Chua 5). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua is an engulfing novel which clearly distinguishes the difference between Western style of parenting and the Chinese style of parenting. The quote stated above shows some of the statistics that we completed to write this book. The story is a breathless and emotional memoir of Amy Chua, consisting mostly her two daughters and husband. While the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother appears to be about the battle between a parent and a child and the relationship they share, the author, Amy Chua, has actually implied that it is important for the children to start developing skills early on to benefit in the future as well as be successful in their lives.
The Wall Street Journal published an article by Victoria Ruan that was titled “In China, Not All Practice Tough Love”. In her article, she briefly discusses what we think of as typical behavior between children and parents in China. She describes the brutal relationships between children and their parents when it comes to schoolwork and being the best possible student in the class. Ruan states how in years past children have been pushed in their studies by their parents to the point in which children start to lose their individuality and love for “not so important” hobbies. According to Ruan, chinese parents don’t just push their children to extremes in order for their children to be as smart as possible, the main goal of this “tough love” mannerism is to ensure that their children have a happy and successful life. However, Ruan believes that in recent years we now have less reason to believe in these stereotypes about chinese parents and their children.
The very first important development for a successful country is to have a respectable education system for those who need it from the first day they are born into the world. We have to instill what we want in our people to reflect how we want our to development to appear. In china their school system has more of a strict structure for example, at Harbin Number One High School; students begin school at 7:00 a.m., and remain until 8:20 p.m. The seniors, preparing for their final examinations, stay later, even until 10:00 at night.(Rybak) In a Chinese school the day are much longer than an American school day. This means that Chinese student spend a lot more time in school which bring us to conclusion that Chinese are more advantaged then the American student in long run. This prepares them for college or even the young adult can be bio-lingual. Most American student usually attends school for seven hours each weekday and may forget what they have learned because it in instilled into the young adults’ heads like the Chinese do with their students.