Education System America V.S Taiwan Instructor : Lyra Riabov Presenter : Rita (Hsin Lien, Chang) Class: ESL 156-Compartive Culture Study
Outline • Education Background • Education System • Comparison • Interview Record • Conclusion
American Values Equality Opportunity Educational Ladder Taiwanese *Educational Purpose *History Background *Cultural Values *Educational Ladder Background
Education System • American System A good Job Elementary School 2 years Associate 4 years Bachelors Middle School 6 years Master High School 8 years Doctor
7-12 years old Elementary School • Taiwanese System 19-22 years old 16-18 years old 4 years Bachelors 3 years High School 23-24 years old 25-28 years old Middle School Master Doctor 2 years Bachelors 5 years Junior College 13-15 years old 21-22 years old 16-20 years old A good job
Differences Country Items
Interview Record • Q1: How many years do you need to study in kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools? Answer: 2 years for kindergarten, 5 years for elementary, 3 years for middle school and 4 years for high school. • Q2: What is the average education in the United State? Is education important in this country? Answer: It was high school before, now, it’s college. It’s very important to get job here. Either graduate from high school or get GED. • Q3:What is your impression of Asian students? Answer: Quiet, shy. Asian students always get together with Asian students. It’s hard to make friends with them, but, we would like to make Asian friends on campus.
Stories of my partners • Jessica Leite *24 year old *Massachusetts Texas New Hampshire *5 years marriage *2 kids
Patience McStravick * 26 year old *New Mexico Utah Colorado New Hampshire * 3 years marriage * No kids
Conclusion There are significant differences between U.S and Taiwan’s education systems. But, they also share some similarities. We can infer that cultural values play a significant role in these behaviors and practices. Country has a more beneficial way of approaching academics.
References • American Way- Datesman/Crandall/Kearny • Http://mb-soft.com/public/school.html • Http://www.rightpov.com/educationproblems.htm • http://www.brainsarefun.com/problem.html • http://www.wm.edu/construction/business.php • http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_closeup