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What's the weakness of western education system?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-2-14 02:38:27 |Display all floors
jiayangguizi8 Post time: 2013-2-14 01:56
In ancient times, many kingdoms thought they were the center of the world, the pinnacle of human p ...

Actually, Chinese, Persian, Indian, Western, and even indigenous nations of Australasia and the Americas can lay claim to equal continuity.  All human civilizations bear a continuity with millennia past. What we often call "Western civilization" is as old as Chinese civilization, with as much continuity. The only difference is that, geographically, Western civilization as migrated further, for better or worse, than Chinese civilization, which has remained generally confined to east Asia (Zheng He and Chinese expats notwithstanding).

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Post time 2013-2-14 05:08:02 |Display all floors
一方面,美国面对智商较低的本土儿童,它没有办法达到亚洲教学知识的水平。普通的读写,对很多美国孩子都是很大的困难。美国大多数家长一般只注意让孩子信上帝,其他的多不管。很多学校乱,差,不尊重教师而且美很多教师也很不负责。美国的学生评价教师制度,导致教师给学生打高分,并且对学生没有要求。面对如此的学生和教师,美国教育是投入高,花费巨额,而结果失败。这个美国的失败在最近国际科学能力调查中已经被证实。教育最佳的模式是投入低,收获高。中国其实传统已经做得很对了。比如吧,现在中国把课本印得和美国一样厚,增加了学生书包的重量。书太大太重,自然携带不便。美国学生从来不看书。课本都是放学校,买了仍,浪费。最本质的讲,没有数学基础,就没有创造力可言。美国教育出来的大多数孩子往往耍小聪明,形式主义一下,懒惰并且没有critical thinking的能力。当然基督教本身就反对critical thinking而主张信仰,不要任何证据证实的纯信仰。美国教育出来如此失败的大多数,对其国力是很不利的。

另一方面,和美国儿童不同,亚裔儿童智商高而且非常可塑。80年代有科研调查发现,日本一年级小学生和美国五年级小学生智商相当。这样的本质不同,就使得东方需要和西方不同的教育方式。亚洲教育的所谓高压锅,对孩子将来竞争很有利。并不妨碍孩子体育的发展。还能养成孩子勤劳的习惯。这个勤劳习惯,协同智商,等价于很大的国家经济财富。从我个人的经历看,创造力和考试能力,两者并不是零总数游戏(zero sum game)。学习西方政治和思潮,和不学习数学等行为,并不能激发学生创造力。考试能力是很小的能力。美国大人小孩都用它来做借口,解释其孩子成绩差的原因。东方式教育实际上是完全能激发孩子的创造力-所谓“先死后活”。在很小的年龄掌握完善数理化基础,才为创造力提供了难得的基础。才打开了科学创造的大门。而且,我觉得我小学初中就可以把所有的到达大二水平的数理化学完。至少百分之30的中日韩孩子可以如此。中国没必要把这点知识拖那么多年。早学完,省钱而且省事。东方教育缺乏的是自信。就像西方教育的盲目自信。很多中日韩民众并不说英语,没有对美国教育的感性认知,对美国教育盲目崇拜。

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Post time 2013-2-15 00:19:56 |Display all floors
There is an old saying .... "There are no bad students, only bad teachers".

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Post time 2013-2-15 00:37:40 |Display all floors
There is an old saying .... "There are no bad students, only bad teachers".

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Post time 2013-3-11 11:19:37 |Display all floors
I'd say the "West's" flaw with education is we are too easy going on the students. a good mix of East and West would be best I think.

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