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How are students educated in schools in YOUR country, where you came from?

Each country has a different education system. In most of the Eastern countries, students are only forced to go to great universities, in spite of their careers and what they want to do in the future. Since I am a student in South Korea, I am forced to only get good scores on exams and surrounded with full of excessive competitions among students. The whole society forces us to go to a famous college and just to gain reputations.

However, many people detect that the current education system is on the wrong track; and although a lot of people stood up in order to reform it, not many significant changes have happened. So I am willing to make an organization to change the current education system and lead the students into the right way of future. Before I actually put it into practice, I really want to hear from all of you about what your countries' real purpose of education is and how students are educated in schools. It would help me learn about education systems from all around the world, from diversity of countries. I would certainly appreciate your participation!

When I was researching for education around the world, I came to a conclusion that every nation's education is deeply connected with different cultures and historical backgrounds. So if you know anything about your country's history or cultures related to education, I would greatly appreciate it.

P.S Since I am a middle school student and have assignments to complete, it would take sone time for me to answer your comments. If you don't mind, I might write you back little later.

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    Aug 22 2013: Our school usually certifies the students , not sure how much educates students. The system you described its the same system prevailing here in Bangladesh to which I belong . Our current education system was established by English after they occupied us in mid 18th century and stayed as colonial ruler for next 200 years. So being an eastern country we are following western education system.
    • Aug 24 2013: I appreciate your response! I think countries in Asia are differentiated in whether each education system was affected by Western countries in the past.

      As you and few other people said, some countries had been occupied in the past by Western countries such as Britain. When they were conquered, Western countries had great effects on educational systems as well as on other factors. Still some Eastern countries such as Bangladesh are following the system they had adapted in the past.

      On the other side, other countries such as China and Korea had developed their own methods of learning in the past and established it even before Western cultures flew into the land.

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