High School Education In Japan And United States



Both in Japan and United States, each country has different cultures, customs, and many kinds of social systems. One of the differences in social systems between Japan and the United States is the education system. That difference may come from the length of history, number of races, and government policy, however, both Japan and the United States are strong economic countries. This paper will talk about high school education system, and life of high school students in Japan and United States. How do the students in Japan and United States study in school and at home? Also what do the students usually do after school? What is the benefit of each different education system?
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and Secondary Pg. 1). Then the students study three years in middle school, and after that, they enter high school at an age of fifteen through sixteen years old. However, in the United States, it depends on the state, and private school, but mostly the students enter the elementary school one-year earlier than Japanese students. Students in the United States study in elementary school for five years, three years in middle school, and four years in high school. (Outline of the System of Elementary and Secondary 1)
Getting in high school is different. In the United States, students get into private high schools by their GPA (grade point average) in their middle school, and score of common test for middle school students to get into high school. It is similar to SAT. To get into public schools in the United States, there is no need to take any tests because in the United States, education requirement is until high school. The students go to high school where the nearest ...

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school, curricula is based on three categories:

academic subjects, moral education and special activities.
each school organizes a curriculum based on the course of
study (Gakushu-shido-yoryo), which shows the academic
standards set by the Minister of Education, Science and
Culture (Taku Ikemoto 4).

Most students in Japan study same subjects, but students can choose one art class from a few kinds of art such as music, drawing, and calligraphy. The students take a major course from Japanese course, math and science course, and English course at an end of the first year of high school. There are no AP (Advanced Placement) courses because most of ...

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