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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 12 2013: The primary purpose of "education" is supposed to be the sharing of knowledge in order to impart or bestow some particular form of information into others.

    But I would challenge the premise that "every country has a different education system" simply because the primary focus of educational curriculums around the world is simply to instill ONLY the skills and knowledge that will make the students competent workers and eager consumers. All others forms of knowledge and education are deemed less important and sometimes even irrelevant to that principle mandate of making people employable. And being employable in this day and age simply means possessing the knowledge and skills that are required by the employers and nothing else. .

    Education curriculums around the world emphasis getting jobs, having careers and "being successful" meaning successful in those jobs and careers. As for the knowledge of how to be better parents, or objective thinkers, or competent managers of our government institutions, or developing effective communication and problem solving skills and a host of other self enriching forms of learning, all that takes a back seat to simply being an employable resource some employer can then exploit for their own monetary enrichment, little else. .

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