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Chinese vs. American

similarities and Differences
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William Chiu

on 19 March 2013

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Conclusions How American and Chinese Students choose for their future (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Introduction Chinese Beliefs Chinese students and Americans students have a different belief on choosing their career and their college. They have different thoughts and approaches on how they chose the best for their future. Even though they have different beliefs on choosing for their future they both have their similarities with each other. As an example of how they choose for their future is budget. They both rely on their budgets because colleges can cost a lot of money. Another similarity is the support from their family. Both base on their family’s support and their opinion. The differences between Chinese students and American students is that even though both base off their family’s support and opinion, Chinese students rely on their opinion while American students choose where they want to go with their parent’s support and their self-independence. American students also are influenced by their talent and their financial rewards which Chinese are not. Chinese students are affected by the roles of the other family members in their life and how their parents have expectations for them to achieve or surpass. Last thing about American students is that they follow their passion and interest in choosing either a career or college. Chinese and American students have many similarities and their differences in choosing for college and their career. The many cultures in the world have a different perspective for education, some give less attention towards education on the other hand some give too much. In comparison with the Asian communities and American communities there are two somewhat different worlds. In the passage we will see how different the kids will freely be able to choose their future. In the Chinese point of view Confucius education system is the way to go. Although in American point of views a child should be able to freely choose their career and choices in life. Whatever they desire, their parents will most likely support. We will see in a compare and contrast form on how Chinese and American traditions effect the child’s choice of their future. According to the research done by my group we have concluded that most of the American / non-Asian students have a better chance of being what they want when they grow up. In the survey chart many students know when they have succeeded. Majority say that when they become the desired career they want, they have succeeded their goals. Because once you realize you've made it to where you want you are confident that you will be successful in life. Although everyone wants to be self - efficient the non-Asian / American students say that working hard at a constant rate will get you anywhere you want. Having the goal progressively will make you feel ecstatic. Many of them already know what kind of career field and college they want to go to. They try their best in high school to reach their requirements for their dream college. Many of the people we interviewed wanted to go to college after high school some wanted to go into the work force but aren't sure bout it still.
Some examples of the people that want to go to colleges want to go to “Santa Barbra College, USC, Mechanical Colleges, and Gnomon". The American students want to achieve their goals just as much as the Asian students but they have more variety of choices. Chinese and American students have their differences for choosing their college and their career. The reasons why they have different beliefs is mainly due to their culture and rules. Culture plays in a big part for Chinese students choosing the best for them. Chinese students believe in the culture of Confucianism. Confucianism emphasizes of a rule that states children should respect their elders. “We received our body, hair, and skin from our parents and dare not harm them. This is the beginning of filiality." This quote shows that we need to show respect to our parents to our parents because they gave us life. Also we should listen and take care of their parents because they gave us this life."My perception of filial piety as it relates to the Asian culture, is possibly cast in the reality of rural and old world tradition, where people had less and families stayed together for strength as well as economics and it was tightly indoctrinated in the psyche, to a religious standard."(Americans lack Filial Piety?)

American students believe in being independent because of the First Amendment. One rule in the amendment is freedom of speech. This means that American students have the right to be able to represent themselves instead of others because they have freedom of speech. Americans students get to choose what career and college they want to go to because of the first amendment. American students and Chinese students have different mindsets and goals of choosing for their career and college because of different obligations. "This attitude of American children, especially teenagers of generation X, can probably be traced to the hippies of the woodstock generation, relentlessly devoted to the freedom of expression." (Taoism) This quote shows that American students are more free and have their freedom to express.

Chinese parents and American parents differ in parenting styles but also have many similarities. Chinese parents are stricter about getting their child a good education. To do so, the majority pushes for automatic success in school and rural pushing in studying. American parents also require their child to get an education, but most don’t include a) pushing their child to the limit of including extra curricular activities. American Culture Vs. Chinese Culture Chinese students have different variations of how they chose their college. There are many variations such as their parents support. Their parents support has a great and large impact affecting their child’s chose of where to go to college. If their parents don’t give them their love and their assistance it could possibly change of where they want to go. Also another way how Chinese students are affected is by that other family member’s role can influence or change the way on their education. These processes are emotional and have deep thought because of their value and the standards on their children. Third, another way is that their family’s income and how much money they can afford to spend for college. This affects Chinese student’s decision of choosing of what college because of their budget and how much they can afford to pay for the college. Colleges can get very expensive because of how hard it is to get in and taxes. Also they look at the universities ranking and field of study they exceed in. Chinese students try to get in colleges that greatly benefit and excel in their major. These are different ways of how Chinese students choose their college. American Beliefs Explanation of Differences Between Chinese and American Students Conclusion In conclusion, Chinese and American cultures (or traditions) when it comes to parenting are quite different. Chinese parents usually try to push their child or children to achieve more in life. While American parents usually don’t mind having a child with average grades. Chinese student tend to have less self- efficiency and independence because of how their parents treat them. Instead of moving on to the next task individually, they start to rely on their parents to tell them what to do next. On the other hand, although American children get things done with an average efficiency, they’re still able to move on and understand what to do next and are also encouraged by their parent to be more liberated. There is also one obvious similarity, both parents want to see their child succeed in life and accomplish their overall goals. Similarities of American and Chinese Students Chinese students and Americans students have a different belief on choosing their career and their college. They have different thoughts and approaches on how they chose the best for their future. Even though they have different beliefs on choosing for their future they both have their similarities with each other. As an example of how they choose for their future is budget. They both rely on their budgets because colleges can cost a lot of money. Another similarity is the support from their family. Both base on their family’s support and their opinion. The differences between Chinese students and American students is that even though both base off their family’s support and opinion, Chinese students rely on their opinion while American students choose where they want to go with their parent’s support and their self-independence. American students also are influenced by their talent and their financial rewards which Chinese are not. Chinese students are affected by the roles of the other family members in their life and how their parents have expectations for them to achieve or surpass. Last thing about American students is that they follow their passion and interest in choosing either a career or college. Chinese and American students have many similarities and their differences in choosing for college and their career. Graphs of College Decision Making Will your Passion and Interest affect choosing for college majors and decision? Bibliography Works Cited
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William Chiu
Gary Ray Hawkins
Andrew Wong
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