Facts about modern world education
We have already told you interesting facts about schools in the world. But is education in the world outside Russia as ideal as it seems at first glance? In this article we will tell the facts about education and final exams in the world.
Most Russian students attend regular secondary schools with free education. At the same time, even studying in a public school in any of the regions of Russia, a student can enroll in a budget place in one of the best Russian universities, of course for this he will have to work hard. But for comparison, in Japan, all high schools, including government, are paid. And because of the high competition, only the best of the best, who are usually enrolled in prestigious high schools, can enroll in an institution of higher education.
As stated above, every student can enroll in any Russian university. At the same time, graduates spend an average of about 2-3 hours a day along with classes at a tutor or in courses for preparing for the Unified State Exam in Russia. For example, in South Korea, students spend more than 14 hours a day on training. And the exam itself lasts 8 hours. During the exam period, the whole country stops. The cordon around the schools is set at a few hundred meters, and even airplanes do not fly, so as not to drown out the audio part on the exams.
Due to the fact that preparing for exams in South Korea takes most of the day from schoolchildren, the government introduced an order banning classes after 22:00. To stop later, the Japanese Department of Education conducts inspections at schools and business centers. But the violators are still there, because in order to enter the prestigious Korean university and get one of the best education in the world, students need to prepare diligently.
One of the problems of modern Russian education is the poor quality work of teachers. Unfortunately, more and more schoolchildren complain that the teachers are not interested in their work, therefore they give the material needed for the exams dryly and only the main aspects. Because of this, most students are forced to prepare for exams in special courses or individually with a teacher. The same situation is in India. There, teachers specially work in half-strengths so that students come to paid extra classes before or after lessons.
Although education is often different in the world, there are some aspects in which most countries are somewhat similar. For example, the most common subject in which students engage in tutoring, mathematics. After mathematics there is a foreign language (most often English). In the third place are biology, chemistry and other natural sciences.
By the way, about 25% of all Russian high school students are engaged in courses or at tutors. Almost half of these students are preparing for final exams, while the rest are studying in-depth school material or preparing for olympiads. Moreover, only 10% of private tutors in Russia worked or work in schools, most of them are university teachers or professional tutors. Also, very often students become tutors who have passed the exam for high scores.
And here is one of the reasons why parents hire tutors to their children to prepare for exams - about a quarter of Russian and mathematics teachers do not have enough pedagogical education and experience to prepare graduates for exams. This is due to the fact that the profession of a teacher is not considered important in Russia. Basically, those who have not enrolled anywhere else go to pedagogical universities. And after obtaining a diploma in schools, those graduates who could not find a more paid and interesting position settle down.
Therefore, parents of graduates throughout Russia annually spend millions of rubles on private teachers. On average, this amount is 30 billion a year. With this money, 13,000 Russian schoolchildren entering baccalriat could study at Cambridge. Well, or, in extreme cases, this money could be spent on 20 new general education schools.