Asia - Teaching Teaching Focus• teach examination skills
Tutoring Culture? “private tutoring has become widespread across Asia, according to a report released in July by the Asian Development Bank and the Comparative Education Research Center at the University of Hong Kong. The report quoted studies, polls and other sources as saying that 97 percent of all Singaporean students, nearly 90 percent of South Korean primary students and about 85 percent of Hong Kong senior secondary students receive tutoring.” (quoted from an article on NY Times published on August 5, 2012: Tutoring Spreads Beyond Asias Wealthy)
Asia - Teaching Teaching Habit• corporate nature: encourage students to act like others in the community• Encouraged planned life schedule
Asia - Teaching Teaching Attitude• authority, expected to be listened• focus on competition among students(Translation: You can’t answer thisSimple question?)
Asia - Learning Learning interest• learning as a path to develop career and earn for a living• emphasis on business, science or other practical subjects
Asia - Learning Learning Habit• Reciting textbook content• Doing homework• Passive class participation
Asia - Learning Learning attitude• guided learning path, obey to the senior and authority• Work hard, try to fit into the system even it is not fair
Conclusion Differences in mind development:• More prosperous design and IT industries in European countries, like France (Fashion design).• Service and manufacturing industries more dominating in Asian countries, like China.
Reference list: NY Times, Tutoring Spreads Beyond Asias Wealthy- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/world/asia/06iht- educlede06.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Eurydice Network: European Education Systems and policies- http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/index_en.php Review And Evaluation Of International Literature On Managing Cultural Diversity In The Classroom- http://www.minedu.govt.nz/~/media/MinEdu/Files/EducationSectors/I nternationalEducation/ProvidersOfIntEd/InternationalismClassRoom Strategies.pdf Iveta Silova, Private tutoring in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: policy choices and implications- http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057920903361926#p review
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