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Education Around the World

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Education Around the World
Each region of the world has a different style of schooling. This presentation will compare and contrast the way students around the world are educated.
Russia
Russian students begin school at age 7 and are ideally taught by the same teacher until middle school (excluding PE and languages).
Russia follows an 11-year school program. Until 2007, only 9 years were mandatory.
Split into three parts: elementary, middle, senior.
13,000 double shift schools
Asia
Europe
South America
North America
Africa
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Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:11
95% of elementary teachers are female, 85% of middle/senior teachers are female.
Salary ranges from 260-900 US dollars/month (about average or slightly lower.)
Grades go from 2-5, 5 being the highest (with 1 reserved for extreme cases).
Classes are fixed, students do not get to choose.
Standardized testing in Russia (Unified State Examinations) aims to allow students to apply to many universities and eliminate admittance-related bribery. Over 20,000 students contested their results in 2008, and 1/3 of those cases were settled in favor of the student.
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Vocational Education
Vocational education available at the age of 15 before attending high school
Courses designed to teach practical skills (team projects, workshops, etc).
Higher chances of job security upon graduation
Path to Technical Universities which enhances students' skills and provides apprenticeships
Must Be Nice
Classes start at 8 a.m. and finish around 1:45
High School "Paths"
School Vacations/ Field Trips
Average Recess Time is roughly 60 to 70 minutes a day
"Extra Help" sessions organized after class
University Entrance Examinations
Such exams usually determine whether you go to college or not.
Students and teachers alike are filled with tremendous anxiety during the end of Senior Year
The pressure results in low performance, unfulfilled potential, and even depression
In a global comparison,
Asian countries such as
South Korea, Singapore,
Japan and Hong Kong
are all in the top eleven of
best cognitive skills and
Educational learning.
Teachers and their students
- Parents in Asia stress that if you fail in school, you fail in life
- Asian children start comprehensive study at a very young age
- Teachers spend less time teaching and more time encouraging class participation and social activities that boost their growth
-Upper secondary teachers in Asia spend on average 27% of their working time actually teaching, leaving the other time for the students to work by themselves. US teachers on average 53% of their working time teaching students.









Teachers in Asia
-Teachers in Asia have a very respected title
-They are very high quality and are a huge factor to each countries success
-Teachers receive bonuses for high performance
-They are eligible for 100 hours of professional development each year to keep themselves sharp and on track
-Singapore holds the National Institute of Education (NIE) which is one of the worlds best schools centered in education
-A majority of Asia's teachers attend the NIE
Education In the United States
- Education in the United States of America is maintained by public and private institutions.
- Public education is readily available, and is financed/controlled by the state, local, and federal government.
- Policies are set through locally elected school board officials.
- 88% of school-aged children attend public schools.
- EDUCATION IS COMPULSORY over age of 5-8 to 16 years of age.


U.S.A Continued..
- Education in the U.S.A generally is split into 3 levels; Elementary, Middle, and High school.
- Country has a reading literacy rate of 99% of population under 15! -->
- BUT!!! We scored below average in math and science compared to other developed countries.
- We also have a lower than average graduation rate, but it is still pretty proficient at 77%
- Students completing high school may choose to attend a college or university. Undergraduate degrees may be either associate's degrees or bachelor's degrees.
Education in Canada
- public education funded and overseen by federal and provincial governments.
- curriculum is overseen by province
- generally divided into primary education, then secondary, and post secondary.
- compulsory until age 16 except for some regions 18. (Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick)
-190 general school days SEPT-JUNE
- 1/10 Canadians do NOT have a diploma
- has history of religious schooling first schools operated by "new" France run by church.
South American Education
Ecuador
Ecuador has 3 Levels of Education:
Educacion Incial: Ages 3-5
Educacion General Basica: Ages 5-15(Mandatory)
Educacion Bachillerato Ages 15-18(High School diploma)
No standardized grading system.
Similar to the U.S. High School education with core fields, electives and strong research component.
Schools run by Central Government, and Private organizations.
2 academic calendars Coastal (April- January), and Andean (September- June)
Official academic language is Spanish despie 1/3 of the Population speaks Quichua
72% of the population stays in school past the 5th Grade.

Brazil
Education is divided into 3 levels: Fundamental Education(Free and Mandatory Ages 6-14), Middle education(Free and Non-Mandatory Ages 15-17) and Higher Education.
Grading system is based off a percent system(0%-100%)
Local education systems with a federal core curriculum.
Literacy Rate is 90.2% (World literacy rate: 84.1%)
1/3 of Brazilian children drop out before grade 6.
Brazil has a mix of Public and Private universities .
Private Universities offer superior education
Bachelor's degree takes 4-6 years to complete and is on par with a European Master's Degree.
Early Education
Education began as a tool to prepare the local youth to take their place in their respective societies. In some areas schooling system consisted of groups of older people teaching aspects and rituals that would help them in adulthood. In other areas, education included such things as artistic performances, ceremonies, games, festivals, dancing, singing and drawing. Boys and girls were taught separately to help prepare each sex for their adult roles.
Education Today
Although education has become more of the norm in Africa, there are still low education rates due to lack of proper school and educators. Which all come from lack of funding for public education.
-Most countries have no actual public school.
-South Africa, Ghana, and Morocco have the highest number of enrolled students and the highest average of years students stay in school.
Furthering Education
Due to lack of public schooling, teachers, and all around money, there are several organizations to help further Africa's education. Each are for a better life for Africa by providing education and proper schools.
-Education Africa
-Camfed
-Aid for Africa
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