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fred0202
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Which country is considered to have the better education system up to the age of 18, the British system or the American system.
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In my opinion, Britain.
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edders has experienced both, ask him
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Considering that in many places in the USA "creationism" is taught in SCIENCE classes, and there have been attempts to ban the teaching of evolution, I hardly think that the system in the american colonies is worthy to be compared to our system.
Colonies? Damn, have I slipped through to the internet as it was 500 or so years ago?
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i think british education has a better rep.
but, american edu. is quite good in that there are fewer country-wide exams and your record has more to do with what you do all year round than how you perform for 3 hours in june
saying that i'm so lucky that i'm at school here cause i can only work under pressure, serious pressure

also fee- paying schools in england are more common than in the states
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Who would be better at maths at 18, the British student or the American student?
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Who would be better at maths at 18, the British student or the American student?
The brittish on average as the brittish education system moves faster than ours, most americans are just graduating from high school at 18. And the education system is really bad over here.
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The brittish on average as the brittish education system moves faster than ours, most americans are just graduating from high school at 18. And the education system is really bad over here.
I never thought the educational system was bad over there, I thought at the worst it trailed behind our system a bit but not by a lot.
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america is so huge though, i think it completely depends on where you are in the country
also i think that the american system provides more special classes for gifted kids, so if you're good at maths you will have done much more tham a british student

and there is no specialisation in the last years of high school like there is in british schools. you do about 6 subjects every year for 4 years and most of them are compulsary
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(Original post by fred0202)
Which country is considered to have the better education system up to the age of 18, the British system or the American system.
WEll, it depends on what u're guaging this on. Is it how well the systems academically provide, or soically provide or both?

If I was to say academically, I would say neither. I don't care if this thread asks for one to be better than the other, both are equally bad in ignoring things that are important at an academic level. However, I do believe that the American system allows people who are gifted to progress in their education in a way which is a lot more suitable to the individual, than say the British system.

Socially, however, I believe that the American system creates adults who are not prepared for the real world, as American teenagers are 'still being treated like kids' at the age of 18, where as their British cousins, by that time are already entering recognised adulthood.
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Socially, however, I believe that the American system creates adults who are not prepared for the real world, as American teenagers are 'still being treated like kids' at the age of 18, where as their British cousins, by that time are already entering recognised adulthood.
Thats really interesting because i always asumed that amercians grew up quicker than us Don't know why i thought that though. I suppose watching tv warped my image of amercia
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(Original post by milliways)
WEll, it depends on what u're guaging this on. Is it how well the systems academically provide, or soically provide or both?

If I was to say academically, I would say neither. I don't care if this thread asks for one to be better than the other, both are equally bad in ignoring things that are important at an academic level. However, I do believe that the American system allows people who are gifted to progress in their education in a way which is a lot more suitable to the individual, than say the British system.

Socially, however, I believe that the American system creates adults who are not prepared for the real world, as American teenagers are 'still being treated like kids' at the age of 18, where as their British cousins, by that time are already entering recognised adulthood.
But therein is a difference. they aren't allowed to drink in most states till 21, but they are allowed to drive at a ludicrously young age...
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I always thought Amercia had a better education system - don't know why. I don't really know now though... I guess they are roughly equal, with both good and bad aspects. If I had the chance I think it would be great to experience education over in the US...
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