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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 7 2013: If every student is put through the same program, go to the same lessons and lectures every single day, and have the exact same curriculum, I would say that schools are just a photocopying machine. This is why schools kill creativity and kill individuality. Whatever happened to developing our own interests and dwelling into our own passion? Do we have the time to do that? In my country, students reach the school at 7am and leave the school at 7pm, with homework, assignments, and projects to complete. This is the fatal flaw of our schooling system nowadays. Creativity is completely killed off. So is individuality. After all, we are just copies of one another. This is where schools have to change and get rid of route learning. Focus on developing creativity, developing passion. For a start, let students get a hobby, find something their interested in and find something they are good at. Right now, students don't have all these.

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