The ground work has begun between educators in China and the United States, especially in the School District of St. Lucie County where recently Miss Debra Snyder, Mrs. Kathy Perez, Mrs. Lydia Martin and Ms. Liz Pruitt all from the St. Lucie County School District stand with Mr. Wang XuMing, the former Ministry of Education in China spokesman before participating in a panel discussion in Beijing, China on August 18, 2013.
International Education “Makes a Marvelous World” was the theme of the international conference with over 2,000 parents and distinguished guests attending. The famous headmasters from China and America held the summit to shine light on the characteristics and differences between the two countries’ education. This was followed by discussions on how to prepare our children to become international leaders.
Throughout North America, politicians, parents and pundits worry that the industriousness and discipline of kids in the East are leaving relatively relaxed Westerners trailing behind.
Though there is some debate surrounding the statistics, it is widely believed that North America is failing to produce sufficient graduates in sciences and engineering.
Still less controversy attends the observation that math scores throughout the West rank well below those of most Asian countries.
As a result, there is a deepening consensus that, in order to maintain its competitive edge, North American education needs to move away from an emphasis on fun, flexibility and individual learning styles.
Instead, it has to shift towards a stricter, disciplined teaching environment that math and science, in particular, seem to demand.
American education has dropped increasingly in the last few years with too much emphasis on reality shows existence and ornate tendencies to want to imitate situations which are not major factors in acquiring the worldwide world in topnotch information technology.
Discipline must be once again energized into our educational system (and culture as well) to compete even in meager functions globally. The ever prevalent need to eliminate the deficit seems preposterous when there is nothing to mark superiority within the people of America. Quality performances in all capacities of its people controls budgets and eliminates deficient through interaction and not non-action to address the needs of the people.
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SDSLC) September 2013
REF: www.theglobalist.com/china-vs-america-learning (please read in entirety for more insight)
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