The Importance Of Education In The USAd Japan

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Malcolm X once stated, “education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people those who prepare for it today,” which is truly valid because this realm’s future depends on those who are properly educated to continue the developments of their homelands. Education bears a great significance in the lives of adolescents and teenagers, especially in this generation, since the world is constantly evolving in the educational field. Knowledge is often associated with power because of its impacts and influences throughout a democracy, therefore, it is vital for nations to appropriately develop and cultivate the minds of their future generations to ensure prosperity and growth in their countries, socially and economically. As …show more content…
The Japanese upholds the notion that one individual is a member of an entire community of other individuals in which each of their successes or defeats not only affects themselves but also those around them. In such a case, “failure [success] is perceived as not only the failure [success] of the student but also of that students’ parents (especially the mother) and teachers, “this concept is not meant to add a stressful burden for students to do extremely well, which it may seem, but because it is reflected that the students are apart a united society, they are strongly encouraged to seek the companionship of those around them, which can either benefit themselves or the other individual academically (NCEE). However, the United States’ education system strongly advocates for students to depend on themselves through their academic lifespan, and different circumstances and situations are a result of the specified individual’s actions and no one else, which can be classified as extreme self-reliance compared to Japan’s perception of their students. The Japanese education system also manages to apply struggling and failure as an opportunity for their students to improve and advance past their downfalls. This provides students with the ability to “struggle without judgment” because other students can take away from this certain individual’s progression as well as the individual themselves. Though Japan views failure as a place for development, the United States’ education system associates failure and struggle with stupidity or laziness in which many students are falsely led to believe that they are not intelligent and abandon any motivation to try again (Richey). The United States and Japan, with rather different

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