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1 Education System in America and Vietnam Prepared by: Tri, Nguyen (Eric) ESL 156 Comparative Cultures Studies Instructor: Lyra Riabovcc

2 Outline I. The Education Ladder II. Terminology 1. College and University 2. Public and Private School III. Education Systems in Comparison 1. Attending a College 2. Uniform 3. Learning Style 4. Education Value IV. Summary V. References VI. Information on US is also based on the interview of SNHU students

3 Interview of SNHU Students Eric – Sara – Cory

4 Education Ladder  Preschool: at age 3 or 4  Kindergarten: at age 5  Elementary school: 6 years  Middle school: 2 years  High school: 4 years  Community college: 2 years  College or university: 4 years plus  Pre-primary school: age 3 to 5  Primary school: 5 years  Middle school: 4 years  High school: 3 years  Technical school:2 years  College: 3 years  University: 4 year plus

5 College and University  About 3000 different colleges and universities  No difference between college and university  Difference between college and community college: Community college: 2 years => Associate Degree College: 4 year plus => Bachelor, Master and PhD Degree  About 210 universities  College: 3 years => Associate Degree  University: 4 years plus => Bachelor, Master and PhD Degree

6 Public and Private School  Public: 90% >< Private: 10%  From elementary to high school: Public: no tuition Private: tuition  From college plus: Public: low tuition Private: higher tuition  Public: 89% >< Non-public: 11%  From elementary to high school: Public: low tuition Private: higher tuition  From college plus: Public: low tuition Private: higher tuition Not always but private school is better than public school Private school is often high standard school

7 Attending to a College  Choosing major by themselves  Take SAT test => apply to suitable colleges which require SAT score 3 subjects: Math, Writing and English  Can reduce time school by taking more credits  Choosing major by negotiating with parents, even by parents  After 3 high school years: attend graduation test 6 subjects: Math, Literature, Foreign Language (mostly English), and 3 more  Take an university entrance examination  Can reduce time school due to university’s policy

8 Uniform  From elementary to high school: Public: no uniform Private: for religious school  From college plus: Public: no uniform Private: no uniform  From elementary to high school: Public: uniform Private: uniform  From college plus: Public: no uniform Private: no uniform No religious school

9 Learning Style  Active  Free to raise ideas and opinion respectful  Focus on solving problem and critical-thinking skills  A large of extracurricular activities  Learn how to compete successful  Quiet  A little afraid of showing opinion in class  Focus on testing  Less extracurricular activities  Lean for achieving academic offerings

10 Value of Education 1. The monetary value of education 2. Educating the individual 3. Racial equality 4. Multicultural education 1. Studious 2. Venerated teacher 3. Proper behavior

11 Summary  There are some differences between two education systems  Both of them have advantages and disadvantages American education:focus on solving problem skills Vietnamese education:focus on achieving academic offerings  Available opportunities for both of them

12 References 1. American Ways: Chapter 9 Maryanne Kearny Datesman, Joann Crandall, Edward N.Kearny 2. Video Learning in America 3. Lecture American Higher Education 4. on_in_Vietnam on_in_Vietnam

13 Education System in America and Vietnam THANK YOU ANY QUESTIONS?


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