Japanese Education Vs American Education

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A Comparison of Education
The United States versus Japan Examining the differences between two different nations’ approach as to educating their youth and what is important to understanding how to make both better. By doing so we get insight into how each works, how to choose what is the best about both and making each system work in favor of those who benefit from each. Sharing this information across borders make each country capable of a level of unity that this world would benefit greatly from an set an example for others. Being accepting of the good things, working together to find solutions for what is not working and putting the design into action. In 1947 the Japanese took a page from the American education system and implemented
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In a comprehensive tract the students test over a much larger area of study, whereas a compulsory tract breaks the areas into smaller parts allowing for a much superior degree of absorption of the materials. Another aspect that stands missing in the American school systems happens to be the lack of encouragement of the imagination, without challenging a child’s mind beyond the standardized test scores, children are losing the ability to reflect outside of the box at an earlier age (Williams). With the Japanese children being presented with the opportunities to engage in science projects at an earlier age this affords them the ability to learn by trial and error to a much vaster degree than the American students. The resourcefulness, vision and creativity require the reinvestment of our resources in the education system that educators subscribe to now. Until that time comes Americans will be stagnant in our knowledge and the production of quality scholars that this country once delivered to the world after …show more content…
I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, graduating from High School in 1980. Although the school that I attended was not a deficient school, but it left a lot to be desired. Never having been pushed to learn more math, science and English past a certain year, for generally the girls is a great detriment. By the time that I hit the 10th grade the counselors let it be established that I had finished everything that I was required to in those areas, so throughout the final years my concentration in DECA, which gave myself several more credit hours than average classes. Therefore, by the time that my senior year rolled around I was allowed to leave school for work by 10:15 a.m., receiving additional credits for my work at a paid job. My employer was required to fill out an actual grade form for my teachers which was incorporated into the classroom grade. The saddest part of my entire High School experience is that I was not pushed harder to learn more while my mind was still malleable. As for my home life, it was non-existent from a very early age, so there was no encouragement from that area of life either. Although I passed and graduated, the experience should have been much more educational than it ended up, and I may have been able to attempt more with my life at a much earlier age. That is why I encouraged my own children to learn as much

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