Pressure for academic performance is the central concern in Chinese schools where social pressures are primary concerns in American Schools. Both school systems are concerned with education, but the responses of the students is in direct relationship to the way in which acculturation has occurred within the society. Chinese culture has contributed success with academic achievement where American culture contributes success to luck and opportunity over education.
In addition, because of a rebellious foundation within the American culture, defying authority is a peer related pressure that assumes that to achieve academically is to conform to institutionalization, thus run in conflict with the principles of American success which are based on a firm belief in rebelling against the system. Where Chinese culture is based on conforming, American culture is based on rebellion, affecting the nature of education in both societies. The differences in Chinese and American school systems and the resulting educations is based upon the student response to social pressures that are assigned according to cultural foundations and how they affect perceptions of success and achievement.
The school year in the United States is based upon old customs of accommodating families. When the harvest was an important part of survival for families, the school year was designed around the needs of planting and the harvest. ...Show more