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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: Hello Judy! Most of students in Brazil are educated in a traditional approach, with fixed curriculum, mixed-ability classes, specially in public schools. The subjects are really important although they are not sufficient to prepare them to real and competitive world. It has been a challenge for teachers and all the educational system. The schools work with grades and if at the end of the year the students don't reach the average grade, they will fail. There is an exam called "vestibular", which allows students enter the university.
    • Sep 3 2013: The same system is in Turkey. We have a exam lixe your called as LYS. This system doesn't educated students, justy makes them a robot. :)
      • Sep 4 2013: Hello Ennie! You are totally right, the students are trained to act like robots. :) It's easy to control people when they don't question ideas.

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