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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 30 2013: Hey Judy, I'm glad that you are willing to share your experiences with me. There is a lot I can learn from you. It's has been over ten years since I was in high school. I'm sure things have changed a lot since then in terms of student perspective. You could fill me in on that, and we could compare our experiences and see how the education system has evolved or rather de-evolved as I see it.

    I would love to keep in touch through comments as our experiences can be read by others too but the character limit is too low for us to communicate efficiently via comments. Perhaps we can email each other more intensively and post the gist of our exchanges in the comment section for others to read? Do let me know what you think about it.
    • Sep 1 2013: I look forward to discussing with you on educational issues as well as our personal experiences. I believe both email and comments have some advantages and disadvantages. I certainly agree with you on emailing and posting the exchanges of our thoughts afterwards so that others can have access to it. But I think it is still great to write comments because others can participate directly in the shares of our experiences. Perhaps we can learn alot from them as well as from each other. Maybe we can do them both? I would appreciate your opinion.

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