American Education System Of Education

852 WordsDec 3, 20154 Pages
According to the author, most of the foreigners studying in this country find it difficult to understand the American system of education and the how to cope with American students. To make foreign students understand and able to cope with the American higher education system, the author explains some assumption that is behind the education system. He noted that American higher education system has a connection with both the mechanical feature and the cultural beliefs, but not intellectual only as it is in many countries. People lacking knowledge of American culture may find it difficult to cope with the system. Another assumption is that much more attention is given the practical than the theoretical aspects. Workload is also demanding and required to produce factual information in all academic papers. In addition, according to Richard Nisbett’s, as the author noted, “ Americans believe in a system of education which is more abstract, digital, objective, analytical, rational, detached, and concerned with validity” while, “ people from another culture believes in a system which is more concrete, analogical, subjective, holistic, global, metaphorical, empathetic, and concerned with relationships.”(Althen. p. 211) The author further explains that in terms of student’s relationship, Americans are independent, and always do not want to friends with foreign students which is contrary to another culture. On the base of group work or study, American prefer to use email or
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