Essay on American vs. Japanese Education Systems

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Education Synthesis Essay The educational system differs throughout the world; its viewed and taught differently because of cultural differences. Many cultures view education as a necessity of life therefore family are strict and get more involved in there child’s education. Around the world, education is given to students to prepare them for their future. The American education is considered one of the strongest systems of education therefore many countries the American system. The American education system contains many differences and similarities to the foreign system of education; however, students in the American system are not as successful as those in foreign countries like Japan. The Americans system of education has many…show more content…
With the focus on academics, “More than 90% of all students also graduate from high school and 40% form university or junior college” (“Education In Japan”). The success rate is influenced also by the teachers. The student have one teacher and some might argue that the teacher doesn’t master everything she teaches because “70% of teachers teach all subjects as specialist” (“Education In Japan”), she create student teacher relationship with is the key to the success of many students. The student behave differently because of the cultural influence. Unlike America, Japanese education is highly influenced by the culture. The student works hard during their middle school and high school since the view college as a reward. Japanese student carry a different mentality in college than high school, “ students are also widely known to traditionally consider their university days to be a social playground , a reward for the hard work and making it there…” (“ Education In Japan”) The student feel the pressured to make it to college from strict parents, this make them busy in high school focusing on academics. They view that college is the ultimate reward for all their hard work and struggle. Family plays a huge role in the success of the student and that one reason the Japanese are more effective. The parents are strict and pressure the student to succeed. The American system of education is not as effective because parents are not
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