Indian Education System or American Education System!
It is difficult to say which system is better. Both education systems have their own benefits and drawbacks. Both the systems have managed to develop the legendary personalities and world leaders. Americans who have never been to India would never be able to understand the Indian education system and vice versa. If we analyse these two education system, we will find some similarities and some differences. It’s completely upon individuals to decide which system they would like to prefer.
Before counting of difference let us take you through the basic structure of evolved educational system of both countries.
Indian Education System (10+2+3 pattern)
A decade ago it was considered that one cannot get the world class education in India. However, the current trend has shown tremendous development in quality of education. Various research done in the past decade has highlighted the loopholes in curriculum. However, governing bodies had acted upon such drawbacks and brought some necessary changes. Syllabuses have been amended, new courses are being added and teaching methodologies have been changed. Updated infrastructure and qualified teachers are proffering premier quality of content. E-learning is gradually becoming trend in the schools. Education is the responsibility of central and state government. CBSE, CISCE, STATE and The National Open School are the main boards of Indian education.
The academic divisions in India are broadly divided into following categories:
Upto 8th standard elementary education is provided. Secondary and higher secondary takes 2 years each. Graduation could take 3 to 5 years depending upon the nature of the course, then after the option of post-graduation (2 years) and research will be available.
American Education System
US has the most advanced education system from the rest of the world. State and the local government play key role in designing the curriculum. Hence, we can see little standardization in syllabuses. Individual state takes great control over education. For instance, content of the chapters, what truly is taught. These states are also responsible for the school funding to meet requirement. So, one can see the difference subjects, courses and other activities.
Though there is huge variation still, there are some common points like division of academic years. US follow three level pattern.
Parents sending children to kindergartens/pre-primary/nursery school have to finance the institute. Schools in US give more emphasis on practical understanding and extra-curricular activities.
Some similarities of Indian and American education
Major Differences of Indian and American Education system
Though, there are some similarities but the way education sector is treated in both countries shows a vast difference.