Differences between Chinese and Western Education
Most Chinese parents like to ask, “How old should be the best age for children to study overseas?” “Is the foundational education as good as China in other countries?” As the matter of fact, the argument about advantages and disadvantages between Chinese Education and Western Education is keeping on all the time. This question is also one major concern among those students who are considering going abroad. In order to find out the most suitable way for each individual, we shall gather more information and compare both matters in China and foreign countries.
The basic issue of education is what kind of people we want to cultivate to be, and how to cultivate them. The concept of value, purpose of education and method of education between Chinese Education System and Western Education System are differentiated in many academic fields. Let’s have a look at this with 2 cases:
Darin Yokel is an art teacher from one primary school in Cincinnati, America; she is also a current student of Miami University. To be as one of the exchange teacher with Chinese, she came to Kunming, Yunan to have an academic interchange. Her objective is split into 3 parts, teaching Chinese students, communicating with Chinese teachers and independent training.
In Kunming, Darin found out that the painting skills of Chinese students are very good. One day, she gave out one topic which is called “happy festival” to her students, but all the students were drawing the same Christmas tree. At first she thought that Chinese students are friendly so when they met a western teacher, they drew the Christmas tree for her. But later she found that every Christmas tree those children drown are with the same batten. She looked closer, discovered that all the students were looking toward the same direction where one of the classroom wall. Then she realized that there was one Christmas tree painting on the wall which prepared by the school as the purpose of creating a suitable painting atmosphere for students.
Darin covered the painting on the wall and asked the students to create their own picture, to her surprise; she was so disappointed that once she covered the wall painting, the students could not draw a “happy festival”. Some students were scratching the head, some biting the pencil, some staring at each other, but no one knew how to start their work. With the intention of solving the embarrassment, Darin has to open the cover of wall painting.
There is another case far in America: one professor mentioned in his article that his son did research when he was in primary school form two. One day he came back from school and asked father to go to library, he said he is doing one research on whales so need to go and find information. The professor took his son to two libraries and borrowed more than ten books about whale. The little boy had finished his first research in his whole life on the topic of whale. It contained 3 pages and one cover with a picture of whale and sea. There were 4 tittles inside the report: introduction, what do whales eat, how whales eat and the features of whales.
The professor said that this is the shortest and simplest research he has ever seen in his life; however this is the most interesting research he has ever read as well. The main concern here is not how much knowledge of whale the boy has learnt, but the process of doing the research. He concentrated so hard to gather information, read articles, identify points, write essay and so on. He was doing individually and independently all through the procedure. He totally used his brain to carry out every step, thus he has achieved much more knowledge and skills beside only whales.
And this kind of research practice is continuous improving, when he was in Form Two, his research is only collecting other people’s information. But when he reached Form Five, his research is moving into a further level of giving out his...
The differencesbetweenChineseeducation and American education
Different countries have different education systems because each country has different policies and cultural background. Every country’s education is made for their particular situation. This essay will discuss the differencesbetween the Chineseeducation system and the American education system in relation to the differences in their social environments and cultural tradition
The America education system not only prepares students for earning their living, but also for survival. The American education system pays great attention to raising children's independent consciousness. On the contrary the Chineseeducation system is focused solely on the examination. Furthermore the Chinese parents are only focused on the results of these exams. Educating the child is concerned with success in their achievement. And if it doesn't happen, the parents feel ashamed. The goal of education is to earn money and fame.
Moreover the methods of Chineseeducation and American education are also different. In the way Chineseeducation focuses on the accumulation of...
Early American Literature
1. Throughout the writing, Bradford gives numerous examples of how God directs the history of the pilgrims. At the beginning when describing the fate of the “proud and very profane” young man, Bradford begins with “And I may not omit here a special work of God’s providence”, that providence being Bradford’s death to illness, which according to Bradford was by the hand of God, “But it pleased God before they came half seas over, to smite this young man with a grievous disease”. This is an example of the control God had over the pilgrim’s fate. Bradford also gives examples of how God may not always direct the history, but is at least watching over the pilgrims. For example, when John Howland falls into the sea and catches hold of the ship, it pleases God, “but it pleased God that he caught hold of the topsail halyards”.
When the pilgrims arrive at Cape Cod and decide to sail to its shores, they do so by “God’s good providence”, indicating that their decision to head for the cape and ultimately safety was essentially backed up by God.
Bradford also writes how the pilgrims were in gratitude to God’s protection, “they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all their perils and miseries thereof”.
During The Starving Time, Bradford also gives a clear example of how certain individuals are supported by God, “Mr....
《 西方新闻语言 》课程期末论文
姓名 庞振峰 学号 3110000361 专业 化学 成绩
News Discourse Analysis from the Perspective of Ideology
——The Comparison between the Reports towards July Urumqi Riots from Western countries and China
Abstract：An ideology is a set of comprehensions and ideas to objects and the world which directs one’s goals expectations and actions.Ideology is not inherent in one’s brain, but from the existence of societies.Ideology is generally referred to as a dominant way in which news people validate and give meaning to their work. The article compares the various reports of the July 2009 Urumqi riots from western and Chinese medium. With the comparison and analysis of these cases, the perspective reported to the incident was quite different betweenChinese and Western medium. Some reasons will be stated from the perspective of ideology.
Keywords：ideology western media terrorist incident ethnic equality
As we all know that it is limited for us to surf some western countries` websites in China such as Youtube facebook and New york Times.Because the administrators believe that there are many news and information that may mislead citizens to form a wrong conception of the government and social system.Hence, there exists a problem that how the western medium report the news about...
...Intercultural Communication and the Conflicts betweenChinese Culture and Western Culture
There are many matters of cultural conflicts in intercultural communication of Chinese culture and western culture, and it seriously affects the course of communication. So, it is necessary for us to find the in-depth reason and make some plans on how to improve the ability of intercultural communication. This is the right way to avoid the cultural conflicts. There are several culture conflicts: the conflicts on privacy, the conflicts on the sense of time, the conflicts on traditional cultures, the conflicts on table custom. The reasons are: the difference in the mode of thinking, the difference in behavior, the difference in the concept of value, the difference in language transference.
Intercultural communication, culture difference, culture conflict
在中西跨文化交际中，文化冲突的事件屡见不鲜，严重影响了交往的顺利进行，因此我们很有必要找出其深层次的原因，并采取一定的措施来培养跨文化交际 能力，避免文化冲突。文化冲突的表现有隐私方面的冲突、时间观方面的冲突、客套语方面的冲突、餐饮习俗方面的冲突。出现这种现象的原因有思维模式存在差 异、行为规范各不相同、价值取向不同、语用迁移造成影响。
After the Second World War, people find that the earth becomes smaller and smaller: politicians from each country are busy in communication on the intercultural stage; international companies are found everywhere; scientists and scholars exist in...
...ENGL 106-I: The differencesbetweenChinese and American education
Instructor: Elena Shvidko
Jingyao Zhang, Department of English, Purdue University
Correspondence concerning this assignment should be directed to Jingyao Zhang,
Department of English, Purdue University, 500 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Contact: [email protected]
My argument topic is “ThedifferencebetweenChinese and American education”. And I want to use two different sides to talk about this issue. So I interviewed two different people. First one is one of my friends from China. She is also study in Purdue now. Based on her high school experience in China, and then study abroad, I think she has a deeply reception on the educationdifference. And the other person is my high school math teacher, he is from America, and has teach me math for 3 years. I think he is a really good teacher and has lots of teaching experience. So I think he is the most suitable person for my interview. I have asked them the same questions, and they gave me the different answers based on their experience.
The first question I asked them is about how they studied when they were in high school. My friend told me that when she was in high school in China, she had a lot of homework every day, and if she didn’t turn...
1. Introduction ............................................................................... P3
2. The characteristic of Chinese Advertising ............................... P4
3. The characteristic of Western Advertising ............................. P4-5
4. Differences ............................................................................... P5-6
5. Causes ....................................................................................... P6-7
6. Conclusion ................................................................................. P8
The DifferencesBetweenChinese and Western Advertisement
Abstract: This article mainly talk about the different culture betweenChinese and western, through research the characteristic of Chinese and western advertisement, discusses the differences and causes, and draw conclusions from it.
Key Words: Chinese advertisement, western advertisement, characteristic，DifferencesbetweenChinese and western, Causes.
Advertising activities is not only a kind of economic activity, but also a cultural exchange. Advertising culture belongs to subculture of commercial culture, which means it...
...The Differences of Educationbetween China and U.S
Based on checking the extensive literature and summing up the evidence, it is clear that study about differences of higher educationbetween China and US has carried out a lot which mainly explaines the differences from different aspects of higher edcation between China and the United States. Such aspects mainly includes the social environment and cultural tradition, higher education system and reform measures. In the Integration of these differences, advantages and evils of both educational systems have been evaluated respectively, and corresponding improvement measures were also put forwords. By summary, the detailed conclusions are listed as follows:
US is a open society. The society's openness urges the American college to abandon old educational thoughts which European traditional universities stick to, adopt the open policy to absorb all advatanges from other countries and establishe a diverse and open education control system which emphasizes on the actual effect. US is the biggest imigrant country which has very strong containing nature in the culture. American economy ephiseizes on the practical value, matter rewards as well as individual value realization...
...What the differencebetween American education and Chineseeducation?
Recently, there are more and more Chinese students who choose to study abroad to get a better education, especially in America, because of the unique method of American education. It attracts a lot of people from different countries. And I am one of them, thus I have found that there are three maindifferencesbetween American education and Chineseeducation, such as teaching style, grading system and educational objectives.
Initially, the teaching style is different between American education and Chineseeducation. Chinese teachers prefer students to listen very carefully. Under normal circumstances, the students are not allowed to ask questions until teachers finish their classes. In addition, there are few group discussions with classmates in Chinese classes. However, American teachers would like students to be active in classes. There is more communication during American classes. Take myself as an example, my instructors always let me discuss or work with different classmates, and I was told that participation would be a part of my grade.
Moreover, American education and Chinese...