Chinese Education System and the American Education System

Topics: Education, Student, Education in the United States Pages: 4 (1544 words) Published: April 26, 2011
YiJian xing
Chinese education system and the American education system
The differences between the Chinese education and the American education are more obvious in people’s mind, not only to the international students, but also to the native students and some people who study on this. As more and more Chinese students come to America to have better education, we should think about why the American education system is better and how could we change our system to have a new education system in China. These differences have some deeply reason, like the American is the nation which loves freedom. It took long time to make such a big difference between the two education systems, and we need longer time to change it. An undeniable fact is that American high level education system is great, it has more freedom, let students make their own choice by themselves, the grade is not everything, students don’t have to study just for the grade, and in American education, they emphasize use their own skill which they have learned to solve the problem, not only use the way which the teacher told you. In one word, the education system in American is more open and useful for the student.

As a college student in China, I have the experience for one year, the advantages in American I have mentioned is not exist in my college, and our classes are chosen by the school, you have to learn it, pass it, even you hate it. For example, if your major is marketing and your hobby is literature,” sorry, we can’t let you take that class, it’s for the literature major’s student, our suggestion is go back to your math class which you hate and learn it”. The deeply problem it caused is that many students don’t have their own view, even if they have, they may not express it out whatever in the college life or after the college they go in to the social. Once you take a class, you have to pass it , it’s undeniable, but if you learn the course only for the grade, it may take you more...

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