The Consequences of Chinese Education

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“This world is terrible! My life is awful! I’m exhausted! I want to give up!” In China, you can always hear this sentence shouted out by Chinese children’s mouths at anywhere and anytime. Chinese children receive too much stress from both their parents and schools. The education in China is basically named “exam-oriented education.” It means it only pay attention on the results, and keep on throwing the knowledge into the children’s minds, but it doesn’t care if the children truly understand or not. Therefore, the education that the Chinese children receive has influenced them in many ways, and lead to the several decisive consequences. To begin with the basic information about the differences between Chinese education system and America education system can make this topic more comprehensive. 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 later leads to a serious problem deals with stress. China wins the first place on the ranking of the percentage of children committed suicide in the world. The research shows that in Shang Hai’s middle school, 24.39 percent of student has the thoughts of ending their lives. 15.23 percent of the students have really thought about it seriously. One ou... ... middle of paper ... ...6/>. Seldon, Anthony. “Why do so many students commit suicide.” INDEPENDENT VOICES. 6 March 2013. 19 Jan. 2014 . Shichor, Yitchak. “China's Revolution in Higher Education.” AFRA. 5 July 2006. 2002-2007 AFAR. 12 Jan. 2014 . Schwab, Klaus. “The Global Competitiveness Report 2013–2014.” World Economic Forum. 2013. 12 Jan. 2014. “TEACHING AND TEACHING STRATEGIES (US AND CHINA).” University of Michigan. 12 Jan. 2014 . “中国应试教育弊端” 百度文库. 11 Feb. 2011. DongNanHaiChao. 12 Jan. 2014 .
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