The Educational Differences between
The United States and China
Ant 101 Intro to Culture Anthropology
October 23, 2010
Educational Differences 2
The Educational Differences between the United States and China
The United States and China are the two most influential Countries in the world and that is one reason they hold education to such high importance. These two countries could not operate at such a high standard and continue on and be operating at the kind of level that will keep them on top. In order to do this they must make education important. Even though the United States and China both have high regards for the importance of education their systems differ as when children start, what they are taught, and how they determine how children go on to get a higher education.
In the United States children start school anywhere from age 2 to 5 years old. Some parents have to put their children in daycare and there are many daycares now that also double as a preschool and start teaching the kids as young as two years old. They are taught about play, make believe, nursery rhymes, some even start teaching sign language to some as young as a year old so that they can communicate if they do not know how to talk yet. There are preschools that interact dance and music in their curriculum. Spanish and computers are also being taught in some preschools. With technology being at such a faced paced speed these days schools are trying to keep... [continues]
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