Korean Education System Based On Absolute Evaluation

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In the march of 2009, President Obama lauds Korea for education. “Our children –listen to this—our children spend over a month less in school than children in Korea every year,” Obama said. “That’s no way to prepare them for a 21st-century economy.” (Web) In the 2001, my parents decided to abroad me and my brother to USA, not because they think US education is better, but they do not see future in the Korea education. Korean education is cramming method of teaching, and US education is discovery method of teaching. I had been experience both education system, and both has cons and pros. Korean education system based a relative evaluation, though US education system based on absolute evaluation. I think US education system is better, because US system emphasis on level overall educational standard, nevertheless Korean education system emphasis on drafting the best student.

Every year, 2nd Thursday of November, College entrance exam began in the Korea. The exam calls the CSAT (College Scholastic Ability Test), the other word, hell or rest of life deciding test. The test begins in 8:40 am to 6:05 pm all over the country. Young Korean children prepare the test when they are four to five. If you fail the test, you have to wait for the other year to take the exam again. This is very crucial compare to US education system. I think USA education system has many opportunities then Korean education system. Even in the exam, there are lots of differences. The SAT contains
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