American Education System By Nursheha Mohd Hadzri

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By Nursheha Binti Mohd Hadzri

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American Education System By Nursheha Mohd Hadzri

  1. 1. 0 05/24/2014PROF. DR. CHAN YUEN FOOK
  2. 2. Overview • Preschool • Elementary education • Secondary education • Higher education • Comparison to Germany and the UK education • Education Fees • Comparison to Malaysia Education System 105/24/2014The American School System By Nursheha
  3. 3. Education System U.S.A The American School System By Nursheha 205/24/2014
  4. 4. The differences between Private and Public schools Private school Public school The American School System By Nursheha 3 • Tuition fees or scholarship • 10 % of all students • Select their students • Uniforms • Financed by taxes • Supported by funding • Majority of students • Some have dress codes 05/24/2014
  5. 5. Preschool (Nursery School) • Usually between the ages of three and five • Education before the age of six • To develop children through planned programs The American School System By Nursheha 4 • Social competence (playgroups / sharing etc.) • Listening skills • Several activities (painting, educational games etc.) What do children learn in Preschools? 05/24/2014
  6. 6. Elementary Education • Primary school  Provides instructions in skills of mathematics, reading, basic grammar, social studies, geography etc. • Elementary school  First year: kindergarten  From 5/6 to 11 years  1st grade to 6th grade The American School System By Nursheha 505/24/2014
  7. 7. Junior High School • Includes seventh, eighth and ninth grade • More independence • Compulsory subjects: Science, mathematics, social sciences, physical education • Electives • Extracurricular activities The American School System By Nursheha 605/24/2014
  8. 8. Senior High School • Built around 1960 in USA • Originated in Scotland: Edinburgh’s Royal High school 1505 • Prepares young people for the adult world • Final four years (9 up to 12) The American School System By Nursheha 705/24/2014
  9. 9. How a High School works • School attendance: until graduation or age of 16 • Full-time school • Begins in late august or early September • Ends in late may or early June • 36 weeks a year • Strict discipline during class time • Possibility to have lunch in school • Extracurricular activities • Graduation • High school diploma The American School System By Nursheha 805/24/2014
  10. 10. Extracurricular Activities • Performed by students outside the normal curriculum • Voluntary • Usually organized by students • First appearance in the 19th century • First activity: literary societies (Harvard & Yale) The American School System By Nursheha 9 Homeschooling • Approx. 1.5 million children (2.9 %) • Moral or religious reasons • Dissatisfaction with academic instruction • Effective teaching; individual • To avoid negative social pressure 05/24/2014
  11. 11. Types of High Schools • Can be sub classed in o Magnet High School o College preparatory High School o Special High School • Offer classes for advanced students • General education for average students • Remedial courses for those who are struggling The American School System By Nursheha 1005/24/2014
  12. 12. Higher Education: Educational Institutions The American School System By Nursheha 11 1.Carnegie Classification 2.College 3.Community College 4.Degree-Granting Institution 5.HBSU (Historical Black College or University) 6.Higher Education 7.Hispanics-Serving Institution 8.K-12 Education 9.Land Grant Institution 10.Liberal Art College 11.Postsecondary Education 12.Private Institution 13.Tribal College 14.University 15.Vocational/Technical Education 05/24/2014
  13. 13. Degree and Educational Levels  Associate’s Degree  Bachelor’s Degree or Baccalaureate Degree  Certificate  Class Standing  Degree  Degree seeking Student  Doctorial Degree or Doctorate  Dual Degree  Fifth-Year Senior  Gap Year  Graduate Student  Graduate Study The American School System By 12 Joint Degree Junior Leave of absence Master’s Degree Non-degree Student Postgraduate Education Professional Degree Professional Student Professional Study Retention Rate Senior Sophomore Terminal Degree Transfer student Undergraduate Student 05/24/2014
  14. 14. Credit and Instruction • Academic credit • Accreditation • Accredited • A-F Grading • Audit • Capstone • Co-curricular • Course Description • Course Load • Credit by Evaluation • Credit by Exam The American School System By Nursheha 13 • Credit Conversion • Credit Load • Curricular • Curriculum • Distance Education • Full load • Fulltime status • Grade Conversion • Grade Point Average (GPA) • Resident credit • Transfer credit • Withdrawal • Transcript • Undergraduate credit • Pass-Fail Grading 05/24/2014
  15. 15. Academic Calendars • 4-1-4 system • January Term • 4-4-1 system • Modular System • Quarter System • Semester System • Summer Session • Trimester System The American School System By Nursheha 1405/24/2014
  16. 16. Overview: Comparison to Germany and the UK The American School System By Nursheha 1505/24/2014
  17. 17. USA – Germany The American School System By Nursheha 1605/24/2014
  18. 18. Education in the United Kingdom The American School System By Nursheha 17 A-Level First School Middle School Upper School GCSE 05/24/2014
  19. 19. USA  Average: 12.000 – 16.000 US$ p.a.  Range:2.000 US$ (community college) up to 40.000 US$ (most prestigious universities) p.a. UK  Scotland: £2700 for 4 years  England, Northern Ireland and Wales: up to £ 9.000 p.a (effective since 2012) Germany  No tuition fees in most States  In Bavaria, Baden- Wurttemberg and Lower Saxony: Up to 1000 Euro p.a. Tuition Fees The American School System By Nursheha 1805/24/2014
  20. 20. Postgraduate Tuition Fee (Master) The American School System By Nursheha 1905/24/2014
  21. 21. The American School System By Nursheha 20 In Malaysia, primary education and secondary education make up 11 years of free education. Malaysia Education System The admission age to the first of primary education is seven. Primary schooling is mandatory to all children between the ages of 7 and 12. Students sit for common public examinations at the end of primary, lower secondary and upper secondary levels. 05/24/2014
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  23. 23. The American School System By Nursheha 22 REFFERENCES: 1. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_the_United_States 2. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Malaysia 3. Blog:Studymode by Faizmail http://www.studymode.com/essays/The-Comparison-Between-Education- System-In-48898074.html 4. Journal article: Problems Facing American Education http://www.nationalforum.com/Electronic%20Journal%20Volumes/Boyer,%20 Ashley%20Problems%20Facing%20American%20Education.pdf 5. http://www.forumea.org/UndersatandingtheUSEducationslSystem.cfm Education Abroad Glossary 05/24/2014
  24. 24. The American School System By Nursheha 23 SHARING PART OPINION Q & A 05/24/2014

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