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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 29 2013: Dear Judy, reading about the education system in Korea has made me realize that we are facing a global education system meltdown. I cannot tell you how similar our experiences are. I completely understand what you mean by private education. We call in private tuition here in India. If I get started about private tuition I'll just get worked up and start condemning everyone associated with that cancerous trend.

    We need to do something to stop things from getting worse. We need a new education system for sure, not just in Korea and India but across the globe. It's our world and these are our children. If we don't stand up for their freedom and innocence, we don't deserve to be called human beings. We might as well just survive like all animals do.

    We should share our experiences and ideas to a greater extent I'm sure we all have something to learn from each other.
    • Aug 30 2013: I would love to share experiences with you further! I am not sure though if you can learn a lot from me, since I had far less experiences than you had.

      However, I still believe that our positions in education can help us to take a look at this problem in broader views. You can tell me how it is to teach a student in this world of education, and I can absolutely tell you how I, as a student, feel about learning.

      How should we keep in touch? Should we keep replying to each one's comments or use emails?

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