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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 23 2013: Being a British colony, our education system is shaped on the UK's style. 7 years of primary school, 6 years for secondary broken down 4 - ordinary and 2 Advanced levels respectively. From there one can join university. Our system here is Theory based - grades are a big thing. The pressure to show good grades has pushed cheating, reproducing material with no practical applications of what is taught. Lately extra circular studies are being abandoned, a lot of cramming. Technical education is being neglected and not pushed as it ought too. I don't know what is happening in other countries but her in Uganda, our education needs to be changed.
    • Aug 24 2013: Thank you for your response! Despite which country it is, I believe that most countries' educations are based on standardization and getting higher grades. This led to negative effects in countries, such as pressure for learning and cheating as you said.

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