10 distinctive features of the Japanese education system that made this nation the envy of the world
Why is this nation so unique and different from the rest of the world? We at Bright Side seem to have found the answer: they have an incredibly cool education system! (Not meant to have any judgement connotations on each item?)
Manners before knowledge
In Japanese schools, the students don’t take any exams until they reach grade four (the age of 10).
They just take small tests. It is believed that the goal for the first 3 years of school is not to judge the child’s knowledge or learning, but to establish good manners and to develop their character.
Children are taught to respect other people and to be gentle to animals and nature.
They learn how to be generous, compassionate, and empathetic. Besides this, the kids are taught qualities like grit, self-control, and justice.
The academic year starts on April 1st.
While most schools and universities in the world begin their academic year in September or October, in Japan it is April that marks…
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