Conformity In China

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As China is becoming more globalized and connected to the world, more people choose to study abroad and to gain experience as global citizens. Also, more Chinese parents sent their children to foreign countries, expecting them to get a degree. This research paper focuses on the public view in China about studying abroad and the reasons that cause this trend. The reasons include the rigid education system and the culture of conformity in China. Keywords: Studying abroad, education system, conformity, Chinese culture, Chinese International Students---A Booming Trend and the Reasons Chinese history of sending students to seek overseas study begins in the late Qing Dynasty, roughly the 19th century. In 1872, thirty teenagers were…show more content…
This survey was conducted only on the students who are planning to study abroad (including their parents), providing a compelling and convincing evidence. This is a typical pair of push-pull factor that drives students to study abroad: the unsatisfying educational system in China “pushes students out” and the higher quality of education in other countries “pulls students in”. China is very famous for its rigid education system, starting from primary school, students are taught to obey everything teachers say and not having their own thoughts in order to get to good grades, and everything they had done since primary school, is to perform well in the Gaokao (the Chinese version of the SAT, with only one chance) and get them into a good university. Also, the Chinese educational system focuses only on the scores, instead of the cultivation multifaceted students. Even in the high school affiliated to Renmin University, one of the best high schools in China, teachers in the main campus were relatively open-minded compared to those of other schools, yet they still discriminate students whose talents are not studying and who participates in school activities a lot. This feeling is commonly felt by students in the choir, orchestra and dancing group, as they spend less time in…show more content…
There will be about four hundred thousand Chinese international students in the U.S. by 2020, as forecasted by the International Trade Administration (Siegmund, J., & Rawdon, B., 2016). Although the trend will continue, there will be no need for governmental control of force because if the government can reform Chinese educational system and care more about education instead of other unnecessary matters, more students will be given opportunities as a Chinese student, not an international one. The equilibrium can only be found in the effort of the government if they want to keep more talented young
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