View Full Version : have you studied in asia?
08-01-2002, 04:56 PM
08-01-2002, 05:05 PM
does this pertain to higher education only?
08-01-2002, 05:08 PM
[quote:1eba119628="SunWuKung"]does this pertain to higher education only?[/quote:1eba119628]
not at all. tell us all about saturday school.
08-01-2002, 05:11 PM
I went to the equivalant of kindergarten for awhile in Thailand. Don't remember much about it, though.
08-01-2002, 07:06 PM
well since i lived in HK until i was about 11, i went to school there from kintergarten to part of fifth grade.
what do you want to know about it specifically? what about you kasia? did you ever study in asia?
08-02-2002, 12:29 AM
i studied in the philippines from kindergarten to junior year of high school. there's no 7th and 8th grade over there. we have a lot of pretty good schools. english is widely spoken. you can tell by watching the filipino channel, if u have any friends who has it, you'll notice that almost all the tv programs are in english. oh man... filipino teachers are so different from american teachers. it seems like they are the gods in the classrooms. a lot of them are terrors. some nag all the time, some throw erasers or chalks to students and those other crap if they didn't like a particular action that a student may have done. oh and take note... they don't give extra credits!!! so when you give them a box of tissue, you can't expect them to give 10 extra points. hehe. in fairness though... there are teachers who are really considerate and humble.
being able to study in both the philippines and us, i'd say that studying in the philippines is waaayy harder. i think teachers in US are more lenient and more student-centered... that kinda helps.
08-02-2002, 03:24 PM
for those of you who can remember, how does the schooling compare to the states?
[quote:cd37ede314="SunWuKung"]what about you kasia? did you ever study in asia?[/quote:cd37ede314]
08-02-2002, 03:36 PM
[quote:f9d0e3cb39="kasia"]for those of you who can remember, how does the schooling compare to the states?
i can only speak for pre-highschool level schooling...
it was more competitive and strict over in HK. each class ranked their students according to grades. discipline was emphasized. alot of the learning came from rote memorization, even english - which is definitely not the way to go. and HK being a notoriously crowded city, the number of students in a class was very big.
on the other hand, i found that schooling in the US was maybe a bit too easy. maybe it's different in private schools? i don't know. this is still pre-highschool, by the way. i don't know about you people, but math education was simply ridiculous to me because we kept learning the same things over and over again each year. the more relaxed environment didn't make me feel more comfortable, it just made me feel like my education was a breeze.
maybe it's different now, on both shores. after all, this is the 80s to early 90s that i'm talking about.
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