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. 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 Thank you very much!!