What are schools for? Part 1


What are the views of schooling from different cultures?

Here are some snapshots on Chinese schools:

Chinese education system relies heavily on examinations as a way to streamline students towards Higher Education.  It is foregrounded on a traditional examination system, where students would need to go through, in order to pursue further studies in Universities.  In other words, schools are important for preparing students to take the college entrance examination.

Here are more videos highlighting what accounts for the success of those students in Shanghai in topping the rank in PISA test.

Teaching and learning (studying) is at the heart of the traditional Chinese school system.  Would this be different from the Western education system?  I would explore this in coming posts.


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