Rita

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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

Background

-
American
Values
Equality
Opportunity
Educational Ladder
Taiwanese
*Educational Purpose
*History Background
*Cultural Values
*Educational Ladder

Education System

American System
Elementary
School
2 years Associate
4 years Bachelors
A good Job
Middle
School
6 years Master
High
School
8 years Doctor

Taiwanese System
7-12 years old
Elementary
School
16-18 years old
19-22 years old
3 years
High
School
4 years
Bachelors
Middle
School
13-15 years old
23-24 years old
Master
5 years
Junior
College
16-20 years old
2 years
Bachelors
21-22 years old
A good job
25-28 years old
Doctor
Basic Comparison
Differences
Items
Country
American
Taiwanese
7-8 Hours a day / 5 days a
week
8 Hours a day/ 5 days a
week
Elementary: grade 1-5
Elementary: grade 1-6
Middle : grade 6-8
Middle : grade 1-3
High : grade 9-12
High : grade 1-3
Class Type
Multi Language Class
Chinese Language Class
Score method
A-Z
0-100 %
Summer : 2-3 months
Summer: 2 months
Winter : 1 month
Winter : 1.5 months
Class hours
Grades
Long Vacation
Tuition
Spring: 10 days
Spring : 1 week
(depends on school and region)
Public: Free
Public : Cheaper
Private : Expensive
Private : Expensive
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.
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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
Hampshire
*5 years marriage
*2 kids
New

Patience McStravick
* 26 year old
*New Mexico
Utah
New Hampshire
* 3 years marriage
* No kids
Colorado
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/educationproble
ms.htm
 http://www.brainsarefun.com/problem.ht
ml
 http://www.wm.edu/construction/business
.php
 http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_closeup
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Thank you very much!!

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