Many believe that the Scandinavian school system is a superior school system to the one in North America. In many aspects, I believe this is true due to the fact that in many nordic countries the school system is being constantly updated. While here in North America, our school system has been the same for decades and is now outdated. According to an international ranking of OECD countries, the U.S. education system is mediocre compared to the rest of the world. Also according to this ranking, Scandinavian countries rank above average in most of the recognized categories such as science, math, reading and etc.
Adults might accuse us of wanting shorter school days because we are being childish. Society will tell us we are asking for the impossible, but it's already happening. Finland has been responding to students; need with amazing results. They have shorter schooling days; they begin school when they are seven and graduate at sixteen. Compared to other schools, tests and homework are basically nonexistent.
Even though the holidays are different in each country, students still get the time off. Just like there are many similarities between American and Mexican schools, there are also differences. One difference between American and Mexican schools is the way their education systems are organized. In the United States, students are required to attend elementary, middle, and high school. In Mexico, students are required to attend pre-kindergarten, primaria, and secundaria.
Four days of school are better. The school districts have been arguing about the school schedule for provide the most effective curricular benefits for students. The current economic downfall has impacted many of the schools in not teaching the next, students in the most effective environment and decreasing their graduation rate. Next, Many school district have adopted a new four-day school schedule that significantly changes the customary five-day school week to recover its quality of educations.
Students in Finland do not receive homework, but their test scores are ranked sixth in the world. This goes to prove that all the extra homework US students receive is not beneficial. Finland students also spend less time in school than US students do. This goes to conclude that extra homework does not equal better test
The day that we don’t have school could be the day that we could make up work and turn in assignments online on classroom. A little homework for each class would help out a lot. Teachers want to teach students and have them know all the knowledge that they teach and maybe use it in the later day lives and longer days with longer periods would let those teachers take their time teaching their subjects. This also allows students to take their time in getting their toughest work done. The class periods would probably be over an hour long but longer school days is a must if you for sure have four day weeks.
While America pays its teachers moderate wages, Spain pays its teachers the highest wages in the world, yet its student’s average scores in math, reading, and science are worse than their US counterparts. The impact of these phenomena are used to describe why America’s school system might actually be defunct and in need of improvement if it is going to be of legitimate use in the future. To reinforce this stark contrast, the views of students in America versus Finland are thoroughly expressed. The Finish students saw education as a way to get a good job in the future, whereas the American students seemed rather apathetic about it. Ripley then summarized Finland’s student exchange program and how the majority Finish students are better prepared than their American
Way back when: parents knew when to be responsible for their children’s academic accomplishments – and students themselves – this seems to have diminished completely. the times have completely changed, nowadays, many people AKA ignorant parents, believe that it is the high school itself, teachers, and the government that are responsible for students getting good grade because the arrogance and sense of pride levels have risen so much, they are too prideful to believe their child could possibly fail and it be their fault. Before, when you got an F, your parents would blame you, ground you, and make you write “ill do my homework” 100 times on a piece of paper; today, they would rather take the time out of their day, go to your school and demand
With a four-day school week helping schools and students, the only other people to help is the parents. The four-day school week would lead to lengthened school days, giving the regular-hour, eight to five, working parents the ability to cancel out after school care. One parent even said it herself “‘I approve of the four-day week’” (Johnston). “Sixty-seven percent of parents stated that their child liked the new schedule, 60 percent of parents thought their child was doing well, and 82 percent of students stated that they liked the calendar’”
It was interesting to know that the U.S is try to adopt the most successful systems of education in the world such as Finland. It was interesting to know also that the U.S don’t have a standardized education system for the pre-school programs, so different places different programs. Most of the time this difference creates obstacles in the education system. Also an important things in this article was the strategies to close the achievement gap, I will disentangle reforms in child care system and more qualified pre-school
there are the university who choose this system for instance College of William and Mary, University of Pennsylvania, and Brandeis university. A. every university doesn’t same all processing; some country agrees to use Pass/Fail system but learner needs to get more than D. III. The student don 't worry about grades
In the UK, there are five stages of education; Early years, Primary, secondary, further education and higher education. Education is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 18. This used to be 16 but has recently been raised, the options for children aged 16- 18 are; Apprenticeships, remain in full time education e.g. colleges, sixth forms. , work or volunteer (must be 20 hours a week while in training/education) or joined the armed forces.
There are a great number of studies that state that the first five years of a child’s development are the most important and that they will set the tone for the child’s ability to learn, socialize, and be a successful member of society. Because of this, proponents believe that preschool should become mandatory for all children. While this might seem like a good solution to some, preschool should not be mandatory for all children before they enter kindergarten. There are many factors to be considered in a child 's early development and to put a blanket demand on entering preschool, could be a disservice to some children based on parental influences, environmental factors, and the level of education and care being given in a particular home childcare
Clearly, if it makes this much of a difference, why don’t all schools do it? That is a huge jump in math especially. This also shows that students become much better by increasing the amount of hours in a school day. Also, the same article on Reading Rockets also suggests that teachers get to answer students’ questions and many students enjoyed the longer school day. The teachers answering students’ questions help the students understand the material better.