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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 13 2013: Hello! I am a 10th grader in the Philippines but I am already graduating. Because the Philippines traditionally have only 10 grades (from grade 1-6, then 4 years of high school. Kinder is not mandatory before), it was only recently that we changed to a 'K-12' system. The first batch to graduate from this system was last year's incoming 7th grader. So I am still to graduate from the old system.

    In the Philippines, it is pretty much the same to your situation. Everyone here especially on their last year of basic education are dying to get in to the top universities or a good college. But like what Ken Robinson said, it's time to change our educational system.

    I am an artist. an aspiring dancer. I want to dance ballet. It's my life. But being in a Catholic School did not allow me to practice my art form. They give importance more to the Sciences which the school is not specialized for. Most of us in class, who are considered normal and not as highly and naturally academically inclined despises these subjects.

    Science and Math are the basics. I have high respects to these field because it takes a certain natural ability to understand it. But what of those (the majority) who cannot?

    Our school, since a hundred and six years ago was known best as writers, speakers musicians, artists and performer. Yet they force us to something we are not. I have observed that only more or less 50 students from a batch of 300 passes the University exams. They fail for a simple reason: They chose the wrong course. Because the course they chose was decided by society itself.

    I know that we are in need of doctors, lawyers and the likes. Especially our country is not of developed yet. We are still deprived of our basic needs (poverty, hunger, etc). But wouldn't we benefit more if we pursue a skill that we are really gifted for? It's not only my school, but almost all schools in my country. Only a handful of schools have evolved from the traditional one to a system that benefits all

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