It ‘s hard to determine which is the best between the U.S. Education system and the Indian Education System.
Both education systems have their share of benefits and drawbacks. Both systems have been able to produce world-class scholars and leaders.
An American, who has never been in India, cannot fully understand the Indian Education system and vice versa.
The two systems feature some similarities as well as differences.
This article will dwell on the differences between the two education systems.
The first difference between the two systems is that while in the U.S. a teacher ought to possess state certification and license to teach, in India a teacher can begin teaching elementary classes after acquiring masters or bachelor degree.
Though, to be eligible to teach higher classes, they should continue studies to acquire the requisite qualifications and experience.
The curriculum design for each country is also different. For example, while in the U.S.A. a curriculum designed for lower grade may not be related to a curriculum designed for the upper grade, in India the design for upper and lower grade curriculums must be linked to each other.
Case in point, the concepts taught in 9th grade have to be introduced in the 8th grade.
The American curriculum gives sports and the extracurricular activities the same level of importance as the core subjects.
At the same time, India’s is traditional in nature. That means that they lay more emphasis on the core subjects.
Sports and the extracurricular activities are peripheral and are not as important as the core courses.
That, in a way, points to another difference in each of the education systems.
America’s education system is flexible and flexibly designed such that high school students do not have any difficulty passing the examinations.
On the other hand, the Indian standard of education is high and rigid.
The curriculum is tough, and it is so designed to prepare students for challenges or difficulties later in life.
To highlight the difference in flexibility, in India Math is compulsory to the 10th standard while in the U.S.A math is an optional course.
In India both lower and upper grade students have to sit for tests while in the U.S. there is no formal examination for lower grade students- but upper grade students have to appear for tests.
And, thus, every day students in India, both lower grade and upper grade, have to carry stacks of books to school unlike in the U.S.A where students don’t need to carry so many books.
All in all, despite the vast differences, both systems boast of brilliant results.
They all have produced brilliant men and women in every field. They each have their peculiar benefits and share of drawbacks.…