Back from break, and you’re already bored with mundane lessons and deathly boring monotone teachers. It’s easy to complain and focus on your personal view of school, so when you want to expand your mind and learn something more relevant to your life than geometry, consider some differences in education throughout the world. Sometimes understanding a tiny aspect about other cultures can help broaden your perspective, even with something like school! Here’s a glimpse into other societies’ educational system.
Uniforms, student monitors and teachers with stoic expressions are examples of the strict perspective on education in China. The teaching of politics is strictly enforced and self-expression is discouraged.
Students are required to take standardized tests to determine their future educational opportunities. The first few weeks of school often include single-file-lines and strict schedules.
Attending school in Romania is a privilege for students. They are taught the basic subjects, similar to the U.S., but must take classes to learn life skills. Romanian schools rarely display the flag and students seldom sing the national anthem. The presentation of these two symbols is considered a sign of reverence to a country.
In Switzerland, students are required to wear uniforms and must remain quiet in class. Students in Germany take standardized tests that determine their future educational path. A break is given to students in the middle of the day that includes lunch and often some time to go shopping at the local mall.