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Q: what is the education system in china ? similiar to british and american or its different ? need some detail please ?

6 years 22 weeks ago in  General  - Qingdao

 
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For starters, it's based on the learn-by-rote education that officials recived when studying the Chinese script in Beijing. There is an extreme emphasis on repeat-remember-copy. Its only good aspects are training the short-term memory, discipline, and appreciating the importance to fit in and be accepted by the group. Creativity, ingenuity, rationality and individuality are unwelcome, and replaced by conformity, secrecy, hierarchical communication and nalitionalist self-perception. For further information I'd refer you to my blog: http://space.echinacities.com/112751/blog/spacenodedetail/1538
Kids in class constantly copy eachother and cheat. Teachers allow it, and foreign teachers will only get in trouble by speaking up. I believe the Chinese equivalent of "growing up" is when they realize that older (non-family) peers don't help eachother copy and cheat things. They're thrown into the deep end of the pool, with no ability to do things themselves, as they've always relied on others for confidence. They are shamed into turning inwards, to hide their own incompetence. If you don't want your child to be focused on saving face in the future, then make sure he goes to school somewhere else. Almost anywhere else has better education.

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The Chinese educational system is much closer to the typical European system than it is to the American.

I don't know what the British system is like, but I can say it's quite similar to the French system, in that it's teacher oriented, large classes, very little participation from the students, lots of rote learning and mind-numbing dictations and tests to increase memory.

The final year of high school is marked by 6 school days a week, continuous tests and the Gaokao at the end, which determines which university you go, and so (in people's minds) determines whether you succeed or fail at life.

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scholing is divided into three:
primay school = six years
middle school = 3 years
high school =3 years
university(bachelor)= four years ( five years for some )
masters= usually 3 but there are some for 2 years
this is a normal system ..
there are many other differences too ..

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Extra large classes (160 students) in middle school.
Incompetent teachers (foreign)
Test oriented curriculum.

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not like u.k or usa  its just another business  in china    to much time spent on unnessasary tests which are of no use 

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80% of what is taught in schools is of no use !!!

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The education system in china is similar to the Spanish grammar and Greece grammar systems combined.   Much different from USA and U.K. , it took me 3 months to figure this out and make adjustments in teaching  for the sake of the students. even now i am still adjusting my teaching formats to help the students more.

This is a question most teachers need to ask when taking an assignment in another country so they can prepare themselves to teach effectively with few problems.

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For starters, it's based on the learn-by-rote education that officials recived when studying the Chinese script in Beijing. There is an extreme emphasis on repeat-remember-copy. Its only good aspects are training the short-term memory, discipline, and appreciating the importance to fit in and be accepted by the group. Creativity, ingenuity, rationality and individuality are unwelcome, and replaced by conformity, secrecy, hierarchical communication and nalitionalist self-perception. For further information I'd refer you to my blog: http://space.echinacities.com/112751/blog/spacenodedetail/1538
Kids in class constantly copy eachother and cheat. Teachers allow it, and foreign teachers will only get in trouble by speaking up. I believe the Chinese equivalent of "growing up" is when they realize that older (non-family) peers don't help eachother copy and cheat things. They're thrown into the deep end of the pool, with no ability to do things themselves, as they've always relied on others for confidence. They are shamed into turning inwards, to hide their own incompetence. If you don't want your child to be focused on saving face in the future, then make sure he goes to school somewhere else. Almost anywhere else has better education.

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It is similar to stabbing yourself in the brain with a pencil.

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There is a vast difference between the educational level of a British high school student and an American student.

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