Friday, November 08, 2013

Blog 9: Education in Japan

Even though Japan has one of the highest graduating percentages, they are behind in the percentage who are able to work internationally and in different cultures. Students are only being taught what they need to know to be successful within their country. Japanese schools doesn't teach english very well so it's costing parents more for their child's education. Those who want there child to learn different languages, mostly English, Korean, and Mandarin, have to pay large amounts of money for tutoring and language camps overseas. Unlike here, students aren't experiencing different cultures in everyday life on campus. To solve some of these problems more teachers/professors and students that speak English should be recruited, and both the government should provide more money for internships and opportunities to go out the country.

Living in America we are already exposed to different languages and cultures, some before others. Internships are here for us to use but we barely take advantage of the things given to use that other countries don't have access to. I don't think its fair that students in Japan don't have a choice to choose whether or not they want to take a foreign language at all like we do, which most of the time it's required for students here to take at least one foreign language. We complain about what we don't have but never take a look at what we are given in order to make our future brighter for ourselves.

Tyera Fisher

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