Going to School in East Asia (The Global School Room) by Gerard Postiglione, Jason Tan

By Gerard Postiglione, Jason Tan

Education in east Asia varies generally, end result of the cultural and political histories of every kingdom. The communist governments of China, North Korea, and Vietnam mandate education another way from the restricted democracy of Hong Kong and the parliamentary executive of Japan. The heritage of the tutorial philosophies, platforms, and curricula of seventeen East Asian international locations are defined right here, with a timeline highlighting academic advancements, and a special occasion within the lifestyles function, a private account of what it's like for a scholar to wait tuition in that country.

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The day starts with prayers and the singing of the national anthem. Rashidah is excited today as her class has been chosen to take part in the annual National Day celebrations and she and her friends will now spend several weeks preparing dance performances with other local schools. She knows this will be a lot of fun and looks forward to appearing on television in her beautiful costume—and to getting out of lessons for a while! However, generally she values her education and like so many of her friends she hopes to go to university and become a teacher, even to receive a government scholarship and study overseas like her father did.

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