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10 Unexpected Differences Between Schools In Different Countries Of The World by LoisCole(f): 3:14pm On May 08, 2020
Each country has its own idea of ​​an ideal educational process, and there were much more differences than we could imagine.



1. France

Academic year: September - July
Lesson duration: Depending on the subject (from 55 minutes to 2 hours)
Duration of the school week: 5 days (Wednesday - a short day)
Exams: Yes
Homework: Yes
Distinctive feature: Here you can often meet second-year students and children who “jumped” through the class, so mixed classes are not uncommon. In addition to the usual changes, the school has a two-hour lunch break: children can return home and have lunch with their families. Using telephones at the school is strictly prohibited, and children make changes without fail outside.

2. Japan

School year: April - March
Lesson duration: 45 minutes (elementary grades), 50 minutes (middle and high)
Duration of the school week: 6 days
Exams: Several times a year
Homework: None (in primary school), very many (in secondary and high schools)
Distinctive feature: Lessons begin at 8:30 and continue until the evening. Most children go to additional educational institutions (juku); It is considered normal to do extra on Sundays. Vacations (from July 20 to September 1, from December 26 to January 7 and from March 25 to April 1) for the Japanese are a time when you can thoroughly ... study.

3. Israel

Academic year: September - June
Lesson duration: Practice dual lessons - 90 minutes
Duration of the school week: 6 days
Exams: Yes
Homework: None (Grades 1 to 6)
Distinctive feature: In intermediate-level schools, the division of students into groups by academic performance and abilities begins. Children are being prepared for high school, and their performance requirements are growing. Depending on the students' abilities, subjects in groups are taught at different levels.

4. China

Academic year: September - July
Lesson duration: 40 minutes
Duration of the school week: 6 days
Exams: Yes
Homework: Yes
Distinctive feature: Morning at school begins with charging, after the 3rd lesson - charging for the eyes. At about 2 p.m., another charge is daytime, with active movements. Maybe that’s why a single school uniform is a tracksuit.

5. India

School year: July - May
Lesson duration: 35 minutes
Duration of the school week: 6 days
Exams: Yes
Homework: Yes
Distinctive feature: In India, parents of schoolchildren are very worried about the results of the exams of their children. Having a certificate opens up great opportunities in life. Therefore, you can often witness how adults climb the window bars to the upper floors of the school to tell their children the correct answers on the exam.

6. Russia

Academic year: September - May
Lesson duration: 45 min.
Duration of the school week: 5-6 days
Exams: Yes
Homework: Yes
Distinctive feature: Russia is proud of its general education system, built on the Soviet methodology for the comprehensive development of youth. Many students instead of writing essays pay to write paper. Unlike the Russian approach, “give everyone equal knowledge. The entire Russian education system is controlled from one “command center” and is subject to the general standards of the Ministry of Education.

7. Canada

Academic year: September - June
Duration of the school week: 5 days (Friday - a short day)
Exams: There are, as well as regular tests, and tests
Homework: Optional
Lesson duration: 85 minutes
Distinctive feature: The school day starts at 8:15, but this is not a mandatory time for everyone. From 8:15 to 8:45 - time for individual communication with the teacher, when you can ask questions or discuss problems. If there are no problems and questions, then you can sleep longer.

8. Spain

Academic year: September - June
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Duration of the school week: 5 days
Exams: Yes
Homework: No
Distinctive feature: The school teaches 2 languages: English and the second official language depending on the region (Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia, Basque Country). In order to assimilate a foreign language better, there are separate subjects completely in this language. For example, in addition to the English lesson, there is also “manual labor” in English, in addition to the Catalan language lesson, there is also a subject in Catalan - “the world around us”.

9. Finland

School year: August - May
Lesson duration: At the discretion of the teacher
Duration of the school week: 5 days
Exams: No
Homework: Almost none
Distinctive feature: By 2020, it is planned to abandon lessons in the usual sense. The school day will no longer be divided into lessons, they will be replaced by a single subject at the discretion of the teacher, who can combine science. For example, ecology can be combined with economics and politics. One lesson will last about 3 hours with short breaks to maximize the involvement of the student.

10. Australia

Academic year: January - December
Lesson duration: Teacher discretion
Duration of the school week: 5 days a week
Exams: From Grade 3 every second year
Homework: Yes
Distinctive feature: The academic year is divided into 4 quarters and is interrupted for Easter (2 weeks in April), winter (2 weeks in July), spring (2 weeks in September) and summer (December - January). The class teacher changes every year, and children are also "mixed" every year.
Re: 10 Unexpected Differences Between Schools In Different Countries Of The World by Pleasant01(m): 3:40pm On May 08, 2020
no exams for some countries..... how do they know if the student understood what he/she was taught
Re: 10 Unexpected Differences Between Schools In Different Countries Of The World by mastertunji(m): 7:46pm On May 09, 2020
It is interesting that Finland system of education is among the topmost globally.
Re: 10 Unexpected Differences Between Schools In Different Countries Of The World by Nobody: 7:52pm On May 09, 2020
@op what are u saying
School children do lots of homework in Spain.


Parents in Spain go on homework strike - BBC News.

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The PISA study, by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, found that Spanish children and teenagers have 6.5 hours of homework a week, compared with an average of 4.9 from a group of 38 countries.

Spain ranked 11th on a list of 64 countries or locations in a PISA table covering the amount of homework given.
Re: 10 Unexpected Differences Between Schools In Different Countries Of The World by RMontes: 9:44am On May 28, 2020
Well, actually in Spain the classes usually last 50 minutes (at least at the university, I was studying in Madrid for 2 years). And as for the controversy over homework, yes. I think kids should have more free time to enjoy themselves.

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