The teacher's requirement is so high

@youless (90028)
Guangzhou, China
December 27, 2011 7:26am CST
My son will have exams next week. He will have Chinese and maths exams. A few weeks ago the parents attended to the conference in the school. The teacher asked us to pay attention to our children's study and said it was better that they would get full marks in the exams. In fact last time the teacher said that the scores under 98/per subject is already very bad. Today the study is not a pressure for the children, but also the parents
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@celticeagle (117159)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Dec 11
To make sure the parent is helping the student? That sounds like a good idea.
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Dec 11
You don't know right now I am studying grade 2 again
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• Philippines
6 Jan 12
Not a bad idea though, I guess you are very willing to help your child on his studies. It's like, if you want to know the situation better, you must join them. I agree to that idea of yours my friend.
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@celticeagle (117159)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jan 12
Going over material again and again helps in the long run.
@stanley777 (7175)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
Don't you think that is too high to expect from primary grade students. Well, I guess education in your country is really strict with regards to examination. But I think teacher would not only based the knowledge of their students through giving exams to their students. Sometimes there are students who have difficulty in memorization which is required before a test is given. There are students too whose scores are not impressive in exams but ask them in oral and they can express themselves intelligently. I guess this is more acceptable because it proves that they did learned from what the teacher is teaching them.
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jan 12
Today finally my son finished the exam and he went to sleep at about 5pm. He didn't want to wake up in dinner time. I think he will wake up tomorrow morning. Perhaps he feels relaxed at last after the exam
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• Philippines
7 Jan 12
Oh, I see. I hope your son gets perfect score when the results of the exam is announce. I guess you have reviewed your son until the wee hours of the night before the exam.Yeah, let him relax a bit, but I think you should have let him take his dinner first before going to sleep.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Dec 11
Your right..the pressure is on both children and parents. The government here are constantly raising the standards. They expect to fit alot more into the same amount of time and to me that seems unrealistic. They have reduced a lot of things like art and music so that they can fit in more Math, English, and Science. I know these are very important but I think that creativity is important too. Do you have year around school in your country?
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Dec 11
You are right. I think that painting and music are also important subjects but these are usually ignored by the school.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
28 Dec 11
That is the same way I felt when my daughter was in school. I was tied up with the educational requirements as much as she was.
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Dec 11
I feel for you.
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• China
28 Dec 11
It amazes me to learn that the scores under 98/per subject is very bad.It seems that the reform of the management system of education still has a long way to go.Score means everything to students .It is not so much letting students become useful persons as bringing credit to teachers.
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Dec 11
Our education system is failing.
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@aprilsong (1886)
• China
28 Dec 11
Well, it seems that your son is in a high standard school, or he must be in low grade of elementary school, am i right? Because i think if the average score can be 98 is very high. By the way, do they have some additional scores in their subjects? If they have, then the full score should be 110 or 120. Well, if so, then his teacher's words make sense, or else, i don't think 98 per subject is bad at all.
@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Dec 11
My son's primary school is not the best in my city. And my son's class is not in the "high standard" class. Since I don't want him to have higher pressure. But I think probably all the teachers are the same. I wonder whether the pupil's scores will have a relationship with the teacher's salary.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 11
98 out of hundred percents is considered as very bad?? With only two marks different will give a very bad reputation?? Oh my~ They really expect it too much from the students. For me the marks is just on the paper, what's more important is whether the students understand the subject or not. But the way people looking at it are different as they might say that what is the mark on the paper show who are you as real person? Yet, I have doubts with that~ But honestly, what the teachers want sounds .....too much~
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Dec 11
Now you can see the study pressure is really so high here. And you know that they are just grade 2 pupils...
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 11
Learning in schools are competitive these days. Some teachers are slave driving the kids to achieve high grades in exams which is not only stressing the children but parents are also directly involved in ensuring that their kids achieve the desired result. Learning should be fun and students should be allowed to enjoy their school life without being pushed so hard.
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Dec 11
I agree with you but the fact is cruel.
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• United States
27 Dec 11
That would Never work here in the States. First many parents can not come to the conference and the ones that do , may not hav the time to check their kid's homework. The teacher could Want the parents to help teach but they may not. So the presseure is put on the teachers!
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Dec 11
You can see that American children and parents are so lucky.
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• United States
28 Dec 11
In a way yes. But I think there should be a happy medium. School shouldn't be as harsh as your system Or as lax as ours.
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@Hatley (164756)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jan 12
hi sarahruthbeth in some states they are more strict than other states, a few years back I had a creative writing teacher who came from my home state South Dakota and his kids when coming into the California school system found they were way ahead of the kids here and aced every test as our grading system is so lenient here. thats sad as its not helping kids go to their full potential. our junior colleges here are also more lax than in other states then when you take your a average to the u niversity you find there they do not grade on the curve but on what actually you did or did not do in y ou r test. I learned to get a 3 point 7 gpa whereas in junior college I always had a 4 point gpa.
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@Hatley (164756)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jan 12
wow boy that is really awfully high what if a child makes 97 or 94 thats still really good grades? why so much pressure? you mean those poor little kids have no room at aqll for error? I knew the japanese schools are very strict but was not sure about the Chinese schools. not that I am not for excellence but surely a child getting say 90 or 92 still is a high b grade or an A minus grade? Yes I c an see you are saying this is also stressing the parents. I know you all want your kids to do well but goodness thats setting the bar too high surely.
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@youless (90028)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jan 12
I think probably all the Asian countries are the same, but the most study pressure is still available in Japan, China and Korea.