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1, Sep 3, 2009

One of the Differences in Education in China and US

Filed under: Education — admin @ 12:43 am

The school schedule in our school district is
primary school: 8:10 AM – 3:10 PM
middle school: 8:45 AM – 3:45 PM
high school 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM

Now my daughter is in high school and has to get up a little after 6 AM as she needs time to get ready for school. You may be wondering why high school has a so early timetable. Unbeknown most of Chinese, many American high school students work right off school. A Chinese neighbor of mine has a daughter who worked over 30 hours at a local grocery store during her high school years, earning her own spending money. Many high schoolers here support their own driving and other spending through their part-time job.

Just a week ago I learned of a Chinese girl from Beijing coming here for her graduate school. She was in for a wild shock upon her arrival this week when she suddenly found herself on her own feet, like a toddler just taking out the first step.

So much can be said of the sharp difference in parenting and education in these two countries, which makes huge difference in their degree of consequence.

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