Different Regions And Cultures Made Different Ways Of Educating

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Different regions and cultures made different ways of educating. Asia always dominates in the rankings of the OECD on the PISA (Worldwide study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in member and non-member nations of 15-year-old school pupils ' scholastic performance in mathematics, science, and reading.) tests. More specifically, China has always ranked in at least the top 10. In the 2012 release of the OECD rankings, Shanghai China ranked number one on all reading (570), Mathematics (613) and Science (580) tests while the United States ranked 36th in mathematics, 25th in reading and 28th in science. The United States scarcely ranks in the top 10. Why? China and the United States school systems and students…show more content…
To get into not only the top Chinese high school, but any well educated public school involves a lot of competition and hard work. Sometimes the student does not have the “brain” to make it so they have to go to an alternative talent: Music. If the student can show extraordinary talents in music, then that is another way to be accepted into high quality high schools. Many young Americans complain about their early mornings, 7 hour days and ACT/SAT tutoring, clueless to the young Chinese students strenuous, competitive lives. The competition young Chinese students experience is an impressive amount. Americans have been known for their lack of effort and feeling that the world revolves around them. The lack of effort is why America falls so behind in the rankings. In the essay “This Is Water”, David Foster Wallace mentions that by having the “choice of what to think about,” we are able to switch gears and change our mood. This explains that Americans need to be more aware and complain less about their lives and surroundings. Americans want nothing but to be successful, have a big house and lots of money. That will not come if they do not switch their mindsets to something more sanguine. David Foster Wallace also notes that “Other people 's thoughts and feelings have to be communicated to you somehow but your own are so immediate, urgent, real -- you get the idea”. (Wallace) Wallace is explaining that Americans are the center of
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