Education System of England and China

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Education System of England andChina
IntroductionEducation is the cultivation of mind to lead a meaningful life and the acquisition of skillto make it possible. It provides the necessary wherewithal to equip an individual withknowledge, skill, and attitude to move into the rational, modern and civilized society. It aims forthe pursuit of excellence. Multidimensional training to mind and character enriches an individualfor the development of nation. England and China both have world's best education level withhigh level of literacy rates (Grafmuller, 2009). China follows traditional system of educationwhile England's approach is scientific and empirical. Outlining the similarities and differencesbetween two educational systems, this essay explicitly acknowledges the funding, organizationand the quality standards of England and china's education system.Differences and similaritiesBy educating the nation it can lead in resourceful manner. Realizing this fact bothcountries China and England pay special focus on education with the investment of 4.3 and 5.5%of GDP respectively. They are having different educational systems prevailing in their countrieswith some similarities and differences. England's educational system has scientific and practicalapproach while china has traditional system with less complex structure. Generally, both haveprimary education, secondary education and universities (Ganobcsik-Williams, 2006.).Primary EducationEngland has two systems prevailing for primary and secondary education: state schoolsand public schools. Compulsory education is from 5- 16 years in England which includesprimary education from 5- 11. Primary education comprises two stages infants and junior school.Former is of 5-7 and later of 7-11. In china pre-school teaching is very common. Parents sendtheir children from age of 3. The has adopted the policy of nine years of compulsory educationstarting from six to seven years of age with six years of primary education. With the traditionalform of teaching children are taught the values of truth, kindness and beauty at the very tenderage (Robinson and Guan, 2012).Secondary EducationSecondary education in England is from 11-16. At this stage they have grammar schools,comprehensive secondary schools, secondary modern schools and public schools. At this stagethe strong foundation is made for poetry, literature, science, mathematics, arts and foreignlanguages. Great deal of freedom is given in choosing subjects. In China secondary education
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