Why Do Parents Want to Educate Their Children?

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Clay P. Bedford said “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."(Edberg, 2007, 21 Inspirational Quotes on Education) Why people want to educate their children? This question is very important because people want their children to be prepared to be effective members of their society. Every country in the world has advanced a structure of education depends on its requirements, businesses, and cultures. A number of similarities can be seen while visiting schools anywhere in the world. Conversely, the education system in one country is not transferable to the system in any other country. So, the three most recognizable aspects seem to stand out between Egyptian and Canadian educational systems: relationship between teachers and students, strategy of memorizing and understanding, and extracurricular activities. The first divergence relating to Egyptian and Canadian educational systems depends on the level of formality in the relationship between teachers and students. Customarily, in Egyptian culture the relationship between teachers and students has usually been tense. Teachers should always be respected and sometimes students even have to bear the bad mood of the teacher'. It is not important how familiar the students are with the teacher, it is so difficult for students to speak with them about their worries. Also, the Egyptian students must call their teachers by a title or position. However, students under Canadian education system are more able to talk about their problems with their teachers and have the flexibility to listen to other people’s advice. Moreover, the Canadian students often call the t... ... middle of paper ... ...st to look at their interaction between students and teachers, style of memorization and understanding, and extracurricular activities. In spite of their differences, the benefit of this comparison is that both countries believe the education is one of the most important segments in the people's life. Joan Vienna said, “The only way we will make a difference is through education.”(Edberg, 2007, 21 Inspirational Quotes on Education) Also, it is so difficult to say which system is better than another system, because each systemis suitable for its country needs, economies, and traditions. These differences can be viewed as chances to advance the intercultural relations and share the best practices for a better world. As a result, our life would be easier to live and understand each other in the shrinking world and find what is good and what is better for students.
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