- Western culture refers to Europe and North America.
- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are some common religions honed in the Western world.
- The population in western countries are more liberal than those in the east. The westerns are more open and blunt. For example, topics like sex or birth of a child are openly discussed in western culture, whereas in the east, these topics are still a taboo.
- People in the west are more open to express their feelings. If they are angry, they may express. But, people in the east may cover it for tact and good manners.
- Also, a person is given preference over family, so a person is more flexible and free to take decisions on his own, unlike those in the east.
- Concepts like arranged marriages are not at all common in the west. They go for love marriages as they believe in a concept that love comes before marriage.
Difference Between East And West In Terms Of Education…
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Is education in the East superior to education in the West? So, let’s explore for the same…
Creativity vs. Hard Work
Western educational systems focus on the ideas of creativity. Obviously, the system being a system means that numerous things are bound together, but still, it normally does it’s best to elevate individual ways to deal with various students.
Whereas in Eastern education, it is all about hard work and struggle. Nothing is difficult if you practice hard. Consequently, kids are given lots of homework and are instructed to buckle down. That is the reason Asian students are frequently considerably more profitable than their peers when they get into more casual Western educational institutions.
Participation vs. Reception
Western education moves further and facilitate along the road of transforming students into undeniable members of the training procedure. They are urged to make inquiries and debate with their instructors, to think critically.
Though in the East, students are the beneficiaries, they submit to the authority of teachers and the method itself is far less interactive.
Special Needs: Inclusion vs. Separation
Western education makes incredible efforts to include kids with extra needs into the general mass of students, they have a tendency to be educated together with ordinary kids or if nothing else it is considered to be their major right.
In the East, we normally see an oppositely inverse approach – kids with disability are quite often taught separately from the rest, and it isn’t thought to be unfair, just logical.
Conclusion: East vs West
So, this was all about how the culture and education system of East differs from the west. We can’t compare the cultural or education systems of eastern countries to the western countries. But, more important is how people of both the countries adopt each other’s cultural values and educational system.
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Lim Chuwei is creative blog writer & director at ChampionTutor. ChampionTutor is Singapore’s leading online stop for all education needs with more than 10 yrs of experience in home tutor service &; recently launched the tuition services as ChampionTutor Online Hong Kong for the students, parents and teachers of Hong Kong. Lim Chuwei has been in this industry for the last 15 years and has vast knowledge of major learning application.
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