The Education SystemThe education system in my country is different from U.S education; mostlyit is similar to France education system.The education system in my countryis very restricted and it is not easy to graduate from high school. I have beenattending US colleges for almost four years now.
I finished high school in mycountry and never get a chance to attend college in there. In this essay Iwould like to compare and contrast the differences between my high schooleducation system and US education system. Even though, I never attend highschool in US but I have some friends who told me about high school system. Oneof the differences is that in my country all high school students had to wareschool uniform, but in here the high school student they can wear what ever theywant. Second, there was no choice for us to take those classes that we want wehad to take what was offered, in contrast in US high schools students can take alest those classes that they like.
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Third, the exams in my country was prettythe same as US system.First of all, in my county all high students we had to wear uniform.We had to wear black skirts, white tops, black shoes and black tights. The goodthing about uniform was that it wasn’t expensive for parents to get uniform fortheir children each year, second, it was good for students to concentrate onlyon there classes and third it was very organized. For instance, in my familythree person went to high school and parents bought us uniforms only once a yearwhich was not very expensive, second every day when we waked up we didn’t had toworry about what to wear and worrying that we don’t have enough clothes.Therefor, wearing uniform was very good so most of our concentration was on ourclasses not on clothing.
Finally, wearing uniform was very organize when wepassed the rode everyone know that we were high school students. In contrast,in America high school students can wear any thing they want and there is norestriction. In my opinion, it is very expensive for parents to preparedifferent clothes for their children everyday.May be it is no problem forsome parents, but in most of the cases like single working parent that has towork full time and have other expenses it is not easy to buy clothes for theirchildren every day. For example, one of my friend’s daughter goes to highschool and her mother works full time she is not making enough money to buy newclothes for her daughter every day. Therefor, the good thing about uniform isthat it is not expensive for parents to get uniform for their children andbeside that it is more organize too for the students.Secondly, in my education system we didn’t had a chance to take thoseclasses that we liked.
For example there was 14 subjects such as History,Geography, Biology, Physic, Chemistry, Political science, Cooking, English andetc.We had to take all of these classes every year and it was not easy topass all these classes. Sometime I didn’t want to study all these math classessince I had no choice I had to pass that class there for had kill myself andlearn them. In contrast, in US education system it is pretty much up toindividual to pick their interested classes and learn those classes.
Therefor,I really like this system because every one can concentrate on their interestedsubject and they learn that subject really good.Third, the exams between my education system and US system were not verydifferent. Except, we had only two exams during a semester or every six-month.But in hear teachers always get quizzes that counts for the final grading whichis really good, but in my country we only had two exams that were comprehensiveand the added all these points together to get the final grad.
The US gradingsystem is much better than our system because they give you more chances to passa class by giving you quizzes and midterms. At the end the teachers add allthese points up and a student can finish a class with a good grad. Beside thatby giving these midterms and quizzes it divide the book in to sections which isvery helpful for the student to remember the materials otherwise it is hard toremember the whole book for final.
Finally, there are many differences between education system in theworld and there are many similarities between them too. My country educationsystem is very different than American education. The uniform, the classes andthe grading system I hope one day each system could look at the each otherssystem and find out what is good and what is better for students and changetheir old system to a better and new system.