Education Around the World
October 21, 2016
TKC interviewed students who have experienced different education systems from around the world to compare them to the American school system.
Pierre Der-Gazerian & Gaspard Cambon, juniors.
Marseille & Gannat, France
– In France, school starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
– Morning break is at 10 a.m. for 15 minutes, with another break at 3 p.m.
– During the break students may go outside and smoke or just hang out and talk.
– For Der-Gazerian, school is also on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
– Cambon has school from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.
– Homework ranges from none to about two hours per night.
– Both Cambon and Der-Gazerian have around 2,000 students in their school.
– Cambon’s school has 3 to 18 year olds.
Nour Benlemlih, junior
– Have to pay teachers for a good grade.
– Students from lower social classes only learn with lower classes, while higher classes learn with higher.
– Only wealthy people study multiple languages like French, English or Spanish.
– School starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
– On average, Nour Benlemlih, junior has six to seven hours of homework each night.
– High schools have their own specialties of study: science, economics and math, for example.
– Some schools educate more students than they can hold at a time.
– Benlemlih’s school contains 1,000 students but teaches 500 at a time.
Erik Tuomiranta, junior
– Students take different classes every month that they get to choose and they may also choose how many courses they take.
– Students need a certain amount of credits in specific classes before they graduate high school.
– One credit is equal to one month and students must take 75 different classes throughout high school.
– High school can range from two to five years depending on how long the student takes to attain credits.
– Tuomiranta’s school only allows second years to have a dance. During the dance, third year boys go on a trip to Sweden and drink because they are 18.