Comparison of education systems in two countries


(America and India)

An education system can be viewed as the method or the structure ofimparting knowledge, skills and techniques to people. It is largelyviewed as the schooling program between kindergartens through to highschool in public schools. Different countries have been noted to havevarying education systems, which result in the production of traineeswho have varying skills and abilities (Szasz, 2011). American andIndian education systems have both similarities and differences.

Whereas the American education system focuses largely on thepractical skills to be imparted on the students, the Indian system ofimparting knowledge has largely been focusing on impartingtheoretical knowledge. This is despite that both trainees from thesecountries have performed extremely well in various fields. This iscaused by the economic differences that the two countries have(Szasz, 2011). India is a third world country and cannot affordproject-based tests like America does. Instead, India relies on paperbased tests due to insufficient resources.

Another difference is in terms of the syllabus and the examiningbody. In India, the school or the university sets the examinations,as well as the syllabus. In America, however, professors have theliberty of setting up the syllabus and setting the examinations. Itis also apparent that the tests and assignments in India are hardlyadministered to learners (Szasz, 2011). Learners only sit for acontinuous assessment test and the final examination at the end ofthe semester. However, in the United States, assignments and testsare given to students more often such as weekly or bi-weekly.

It is difficult to determine which among the two education systemsis better than the other. It is evident that the two educationsystems produce successful and qualified professionals such asteachers, medical doctors and engineers. The concept of private andpublic schools are I existence in both countries. This is primarysimilarity between the two education systems in the two countries.One thing which is absolutely clear is that both education systemshave benefits and shortcomings.


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