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The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine is one that calls for attention. The calamity has taken many innocent lives. Events in the country have been put to halt as a result of this crisis. Workers are unable to attend to work because it is not safe. Similarly, students cannot attend school because school buildings have been destroyed. Such disasters greatly affects a child’s life and future. If children are unable to obtain an education, eventually they become vulnerable to traffickers and militant groups. This in turn becomes another problem for the world. To avoid such a turn out, UNICEF ...
Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. A recent survey that measured countries by wealth ranked Liberia 164th out of 169. The country, founded by African American slaves who returned to Africa, enjoyed a relatively peaceful and stable existence until a succession of military dictators during the mid 1900s saw a drastic decline in fortunes. Liberia's education system has not been very effective. In 2007, only 42 percent of Liberians over the age of 15 were literate. This was a major concern for the government but since it didn’t have the resources to provide free and better e...
Every year, thousands and millions of people strive to come to the United States to experience the American Dream. The promise of equality and an abundance of opportunities have lured people to America's shores for generations. However, every good thing in life does not come easily. Individuals who aspire to live in the U.S. must first pass a tedious, time consuming, and costly immigration process. For some families, the cost of the process is too much to bear. Consequently, they find other ways to enter the country, usually through illegal means. Today, many undocumented immigrants are facing...
When it comes to mathematics, Asians are deemed to be the best. Although this statement might appear stereotypical, Chinese students in particular tend to perform extremely well on their math tests. Here is an interesting article that supports this statement. According to the article, students in Shanghai perform better than British doctors and lawyers in math. This is very interesting even though number crunching is not one of the skills required of doctors or la...
For many students in Deoria, India, going to school usually ends in disappointment. Many students in this region go to school and realize their teachers did not show up. For some time now, truancy has been a major problem in India’s education system. It is one of the biggest obstacles that hampers the country from providing quality education for its students. This is why Mr. Mishra, a district education officer has taken matters into his own hands to resolve this issue. According to this
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4 years ago
As we all know, a myth is an idea that some people holds to be true, but it usually turns out false. This is the case with the United States and education. Many people strongly believe that the United States has the best education system in the world. However, as the Vialogues below demonstrates, it is somehow struggling in K-12 education. For instance, people believe that the United States have ample amount of money to provide quality education for its students. However, the United States has the highest child poverty rate among developed countries. Individuals who are poor do not receive...
The education system in South Africa has yet to excel, even in the post-apartheid era. According to Angie Motshekga, South Africa’s Education Minister, the education system is in crisis. To some degree, Motshekga might be right. For instance, out of 800,000 students, 213,000 failed their end of school year examination. Such shocking statistics speaks volume. Some people believe that not enough money is invested in schools in South Africa. However, about 6% of the country’s GDP is used to fund education, more than any African country. One major reason why South Africa's school system seems ...
One of the issues that still remain unclear in international education is student-teacher ratio. The question is how many students per class would be considered as the right amount for a teacher? Personally, I believe that a class of 30 students or more can make both teaching and learning difficult for some teachers and students. Generally, some students perform well when the class is small. Contrarily, big classes propel other students to be at their best. According to this
What are some factors that determines the quality of an education system? Is it determined by teachers’ salary, the curriculum , or style of teaching? According to this piece, Singapore’s education system is considered to be the best because of its style of teaching. One reason that has contributed to the country’s remarkable performance in education rankings is mental arithmetic. Countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong have also adopted similar ideas, which also...
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A major problem facing countries accepting refugees is integrating them into schools. Besides the language barrier, there are other factors that make learning difficult for refugees. Sweden and Germany are the two countries accepting the most refugees. Migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere are struggling in Swedish and German schools because of the systems. Part of the issue is that most refugees tend to be concentrated together. As a result, migrants are often placed in the same schools, making integration harder. The chart below compares the school performances of immigra...