Asian Education System vs the U.S. System

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American and Asian Educational Methods

In today’s society the concern for education has grown immensely due to the fact that the American education system has extremely decreased its rank in many subjects. As years have passed experts from the international Math and Science study (TIMSS), have noted that “American eighth graders did better than 17 nations in math and 18 nations in science, but they showed no improvement over their scores since 1995”(Robinson 195). As compared to the students from Asian countries the situation is totally different. Students of Asian countries achieve higher academic achievements, and they rank at the top of math and science tests with improvements each year. With Knowing that the Asian education system is better than that of the American system in all qualities, we should implement and update the American system with Asian values to improve our education.

Everyone learns differently and as for the Asian education system the way of learning tremendously differs from that of America. There are many ways of learning but I will only be talking about two main ones in the following sentences. First of all The Asian education system as stated by Vobejda “[places a high value on] effort [because it’s what they believe helps them achieve their lifelong goals]” (196). Thus the Asian education system has stayed persistent and achieved many goals. Not only does the Asian education system place high value on effort but also as said by Vobejda “[it helps] Asian mothers demand more of their children and [encourages them to spend] more time helping them with homework” (Vobejda 197). In fact accordingly to a study by a National Research Council Asian mothers are more likely to help their children in homework than American mothers. If both of these ideas weren’t ever to be implemented, placing high value in effort and giving mothers the obligation to help their children, the Asian education system would have probably never been...
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