Differences Between Chinese and Western Education

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Differences between Chinese and Western Education
Most Chinese parents like to ask, “How old should be the best age for children to study overseas?” “Is the foundational education as good as China in other countries?” As the matter of fact, the argument about advantages and disadvantages between Chinese Education and Western Education is keeping on all the time. This question is also one major concern among those students who are considering going abroad. In order to find out the most suitable way for each individual, we shall gather more information and compare both matters in China and foreign countries.

The basic issue of education is what kind of people we want to cultivate to be, and how to cultivate them. The concept of value,
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The Darin’s case is really shocking, it illustrates two crucial points of Chinese Education System, one is emphasize too much on teaching but neglect the importance of capability, the other one is building up strong foundation but lack of high education. We Chinese think that students with sturdy foundation can receive further knowledge better. So most Chinese parents think that the primary education in China is more stable than those western countries, and western high education is more mature than China. If students can have the combine of two education system, students could become comprehensive. That is why more and more Chinese parents intend to send their children to foreign universities.

The second case shows that Western Education System encourages children to do research on their own. They believe that doing research can help children to analysis problems and solve difficulties by themselves. At mean while, students can practice what they have learnt in real work through the process of research. It is more effective than what we have been practiced in China, that students are studying for exams only while in primary education period. We are implementing 2 separate stages, learning basic knowledge in junior level and doing research in senior level.

What are the significant characteristics of both Chinese Education System and Western Education System? Let’s have a compare and discuss as follows:

Firstly, there are two basic concepts of education