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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 9 2013: Children are treated like Egyptian slaves .They are made to study from 7 am till 11 pm.Children go to school where there are 30-80 students in one class.They fail to understand what is happening in class.They are scared to ask questions,fearing ridicule.Doubts are never cleared in the class.There is no Personal Attention given to each Childs Development which is the very purpose of Education.They end up getting poor marks which undermines their confidence.Then they are trained by the Poor Grade of Tutorials that run in the neighbourhood .These teachers dont have the required Mental Skills to understand the Mind and train the child to maximise the results .They dont have the power to restore the Lost Confidence in Education in the children.Parents are Paying 100% Fees for 100% Results.They cannot teach kids to get full marks in the exam. They are only interested in part time income which is their only goal.The Kids are Beaten,Scolded,Insulted ,Humiliated for Poor Performance in Exams.Nobody seems to understand the real issue.Too much of anything is bad for health.Too much of education in a day will make the child lose interest in studies.Studies become boring for children from the lower classes.The efficiency of the childs capability to pick up information reduces.Continous poor marks in exam year after year undermines the child natural capasity of to fight back like a Tiger.The children hate the Education system that is supposed to make him valuable in the society.

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