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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 8 2013: I teach elementary school, and (of course) was educated through college (Washington State University and University of Washington). I have been frustrated with the educational system in the United States for a variety of social and structural reasons. Most of all, I have been stunned at how difficult it is to change education (how we teach) even when data indicates that we are failing our students.

    My great hope for the entire world is found in SOLE (self-organized learning environments). I strongly encourage you to pursue SOLE and research by Sugata Mitra (Ted Talks). I am currently starting a SOLE classroom once a week where I teach and am also seeking advice on how to best document the effectiveness/impact of SOLE on my students.

    Anyway, check out Sugata Mitra and is on-going research and work around the globe.

    Good luck on your studies!

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