Education in China is always an important part of people’s life. Chinese education system is different with Western countries’ system.For example,Private schools in China are few and most are Public Schools.
Although, China has a great civilization from ancient times to the present, Chinese education system is not as perfect as we expect .The score of the examination is always the first standard to judge if the students study well. Good resources can only be offered to high-crowd end for education in China. For example,private schools in China have the best teachers and best facilities.But if the students want to attend the private schools in China,their parents must be very rich or very powerful.As the tuition of private schools in China is very high,the family who don’t have high income can’t afford to send their children to private schools in China.
Here are some data and information of education in China for Chinese education system.
1,Primary education in China is mandatory and free of charge for all children between age 6 to age 12.
2,The courses offered in primary schools are Chinese, math, foreign language (usually English), arts, natural sciences, history, P.E. Upon graduation, students will receive a Primary School Certificate of Completion.
3,All students are required to attend three years junior high schools after graduating from primary schools. Students at junior high schools learn a series subjects. It is mandatory and free for all students between age 13 to age 15.
4,Upon graduation, junior secondary school students are required to take a formal examination. This examination is called “Zhongkao”. It serves as the graduation examination for middle schools. Meanwhile, it measures students potential to success at a higher level of education. Performance at this examination is the single most important criteria for senior high school’s admission.
5,High school education is not mandatory in China.qualified students who enter this level of education will either study in regular high schools for three years or vocational higher schools for two or three years. Both types of schools enroll about 50% students.
6,Regular high Schools Most regular high schools adopt Chinese national curriculum. The curriculum is very academic orientated. It is meant to provide the foundation for students to study at universities or colleges. Courses taught at regular high schools include Chinese, mathematics, foreign language (usually English), chemistry, physics, history, geography, biology, etc. There are some private schools in China (mainly in big cities) offer international curriculum (e.g. A-Level) for students who aim to study abroad after completing high school in China
7,National College Entrance Examination In order to get into college, students need to take National College Entrance Examination which is known as “Gaokao”. Students’ score at “Gaokao” determines whether they are qualified to go to colleges/universities and which college they can go.
Now we will show the Similarities and Differences of Chinese education system with UK AND USA.
At first, the purpose of education in the UK, the USA and China is not quite similar with each other.
Education in China to let everyone accepts education, have knowledge and skills to make life.
In the UK, the purpose of school is to provide children with literacy and the other basic skills they will need to become active members of society, and also to socialize children.
In the USA, the goal is to achieve universal literacy and to provide individuals with knowledge and skills necessary to promote both their own individual welfare as well as that of the general public.
In Britain, America and China, schools enrolling all kind of people to equalize educational opportunities. And after graduated from university, degree titles, which school provided, is called Bachelor’s Degree, while a secondary degree is called Master’s Degree, and Doctorate Degree.
Even there is similarities,the problem of Chinese education system is obvious. As Chinese students ,they have too much stress, study , study , and study .They must study hard ,otherwise there is no ways to a splendid future.In recent years, Chinese students studying abroad has become a global trend in China.Education in China is becoming unattractive.Hope the Chinese government can find out a solution to solve the problem of Chinese education system.Hope education in China will have a good future.