Chinese Educational Culture Vs. American Schools This presentation will show you many differences between the Chinese school system vs. the American Schools system and then give you a lot of information about the Chinese schools! History of Chinese Education
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Children ages 3-6 attend kindergarten in their neighborhoods
Children learn the basics of the Chinese language, the Values of Truth, Beauty, and Kindness, they play games, act, sing, have P.E., learn environment identification, drawing, handwriting, music, calculations and lessons in daily life.
Many of these lessons are based on the child’s age.
There are pre-schools and nursery schools that children attend between birth and 4 years old.
Children attend kindergarten around 5-6 years old.
Children learn the alphabet, colors, and basic math such as counting and numbers.Chinese vs. American Pre-schools
Chinese Primary School:
Primary School usually lasts for six years
Primary education includes: English, Pottery, dance, drama, calligraphy,
Some classrooms have the smell of incense and classical music playing to enhance a creative environment.
Students usually learn Chinese language, math, and moral education.
Foreign language is optional for primary students grades 4-6
Students sometimes start the day with fifteen minutes of exercise on the playground.
Some class sizes are up to 50 students.
Chinese Primary Schools have two semesters with one week “in reserve” sort of like winter break in America.
There are 13 weeks throughout the year that are for vacations and holidays.
The school year is 39 weeks long.
Chinese Middle Schools are set up differently.
Jr. Middle School has 39 weeks of school in two semester.
Jr. Middle school has one week “in reserve”
Sr. Middle school has 40 weeks in two semesters and two weeks “in reserve.”
American Schools attend school six hours a day and usually have 175-185 days of school in a year. Most schools have summer break for 2 1/2 months between June and August.
Pants or skirts:
Plain khaki or black pants/skirts
NO jeans, shorts, or cargo pants
Pants and jeans fit at waistline
Skirts must be two inches about knee or longer!
Skirts cannot have any slits or opening
Plain white or school colored polo's
Long or short sleeves
School t-shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters
Plain white long-sleeved shirts or turtlenecks under shirts
All shirts must be of appropriate size
Gold or silver jewelry
NO dog tags!
NO Pendants larger than a quarter
Plain brown, black or khaki belts with buckles no wider than belt
No lettering, sayings, or pictures!
Shoes and socks
All shoes must have closed toes and heels
Any colored tennis shoe with matching laces of appropriate size
Dark soft soled shoes only! NO HEELS!
Plain white socks with white shoes
Dark socks with dark shoes