January 30, 2012
International student panel to discuss education systems Feb. 9
The Education Graduate Student Organization is presenting a panel from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in 021 Bluemont Hall. Graduate students from China, South Africa, India, Egypt, and Malaysia will talk briefly about educational systems in their country. Two American graduate students will speak very briefly on educational systems in the United States.
We hope to have a lively discussion comparing and contrasting educational systems and specifically, schooling. For instance, who sponsors or pays for schooling? Are there educational tracks that separate and sort students? Does everyone have a chance to go to a college of their choice? What are the requirements for graduation from secondary education? What are the requirements for entrance into postsecondary education? These and other questions will be considered in a friendly, respectful environment of inquiry. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.