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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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  • Sep 3 2013: Education in Italy is State-controlled and schools, are subject to comply with the curricula and teaching methods laid down by the Ministry of Education. Education is compulsory and free of charge for all children between the ages of 6 and 14 and is segmented in primary school and secondary school “of first grade” i.e. “level” (11 – 14 years) and “second grade” (14 – 19 years).
    Preschool (especially Montesorri or “Reggio approach” schools) and primary schools are still overall good in quality.
    At 14 years students may choose from a range of high schools known as Licei with either classical (latin & ancient greek), linguistic, artistic or scientific specialisation.
    School is very traditional in methodology: little or no technology, formal lectures, almost no lab work (even in the scientific Liceo!) no group work and no flipped classroom.
    The model does not work anymore and the education system is currently in crisis (if you see OECD PISA results for Italy you get the picture.
    The school is facing a very complex challenge that concerning his own identity and its goals. There is a growing estrangement of Italian families and young people begin with the traditional model of school.
    There is also an increasing number of young people who choose to attend foreign schools in Italy (international schools). It is a minority, because these schools have a high cost, but it marks a phenomenon.
    Elisabetta Cassese
    (www.educazioneglobale.com)

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