Is the Japanese education system failing

In the past, Finnish schools were terrible

So they started to try some new ideas
Soon, the Finnish education system is among the best in the world

Their students are also on the top of the world

They have no homework

so good

This method of dividing learning stages by semester is outdated

The children have many other things to do after school

such as?

Like being with family

How long are the school hours for the lower grades?

20 hours a week

If there is no standardized test in Finland, how do you know which school is the best?
This is ranked

The school closest to home is the best school

great

We need to teach them how to think independently and cultivate dialectical thinking

We hope they can be happy

what is your opinion?

This is really a world of difference from the Japanese education system

What is an elementary school in Japan like?

In elementary school, everyone can play only 20 minutes between classes

Then we often sit at the table in a daze

No matter what you think, you must follow the rules and regulations

For example, we don’t allow sharp pens

-Why?
– I do not know

They didn’t know when I asked our teacher, but
We still have to obey, because rules are rules

So even if sometimes we find some rules are weird, we won’t question them

This education system creates this kind of people

What else do Japanese elementary school students do besides going to school?

For those who want to take the middle school entrance exam,
I have to go to a cram school after school

The cram school is almost three times a week
For sixth grade students, the daily class time is 6 hours, and the after-school tuition class is 3 hours
And with homework, it will take about 10 hours of study a day

-Sixth grade? !
-Yes

The Japanese education system is based on a large amount of memory content and examinations

What do you think about this?

Junior high and high school students in Japan study hard one week before the exam
I forgot everything I remembered before the exam was over

This loses the meaning of learning

Not only do Finnish schools have no exams, but there are no scores on the transcripts

-No score?
– No

Wow

If Japan adopts this system, how do you think Japan will change?

Classmates will not compete with each other, and at the same time, everyone does not have to compete in entrance exams

Japan has previously implemented a policy called “ample education”

Yes

Can you tell me what “ample education” is?

In the beginning, it cancelled the Saturday course content

The number of courses has also decreased

In the beginning, “Enrichment Education” has a lot in common with the Finnish education system

But in Japan, this policy has led to a decline in student academic performance

Why do you think the same policy succeeded in Finland but failed in Japan?

Parents worry that public schools cannot provide enough time for study

So they will let their children go to private schools with more learning time

This also means that the gap between public and private schools is growing

Finland emphasizes independent thinking

Japan simply cut the mandatory study time

If only from the teacher-student relationship, you have to listen to the teacher, because they teach

This creates a barrier between these two roles

And Finland treats teachers and students equally, which makes students
More willing to express your thoughts to the teacher

Do Japanese parents think it is important for their children to be happy at school?

After all, they are their own children, so no one wants them to be unhappy in school

But when they started to compare their children with other children in school

If their grades are not as good as others or if they are not as fast as others in long-distance running

They feel that their children are not happy

My parents think that going to a good school is important

Because this way you can find a good job with a good salary

Many people think this is the only way to happiness

I can survive as long as I meet the minimum standard

Focusing on friends and community can bring more happiness

In Japan and even throughout Asia, parents often tell their children “you are not doing well enough”

Many parents have this idea when communicating with their children

Oh my God, I always hear this

Really?

Listening all day, even if I get 99 points in the exam, they will ask me why I lost the last point

What do you think of this trend?

It feels bad for children

Would you use the same method to educate your children?

No, I will not strengthen their negative factors all day long

Because that’s how I came here, it’s actually very sad

Children will blindly trust the person who raised them

So when the person you trust most says you are not doing well enough
You will doubt yourself

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