Secondary education abroad: in what difference from Russian?
seem to me, for those parents who already came to understanding that the best investments are investments into education of the children, will interestingly esteem and what our education differs from education abroad in.
If to speak globally, then at foreign schools is learned to think independently, to independently work and understand communication between the enclosed work and results. Learn to interact with people of different nationalities and cultures that does your child by the citizen of the world capable freely to move in big vital space. Give knowledge which conducts in prestigious universities.
What most of all strikes the Russian school students who for the first time got for study to foreign school? Absolutely other style of the relations between the teacher and pupils. The teacher here - not the “severe chief“ invested by the power to punish and pardon, and first of all the mentor, the senior companion, the partner. “Your purpose, - as if he speaks to the pupil, - to show the best what you are capable of. But it and my purpose! Therefore we have no reasons to be at enmity. I am ready to support you and to help your growth. Your progress is and my progress too“.
It is not a slogan, and that installation which defines all atmosphere of school, sets the tone of relationship between the teacher and pupils.
Whether it is possible to embrace immensity?
Antique wise men assured - it is impossible. The modern Russian school firmly holds the opinion that all - is possible (what price - other question). Also continues to teach all to everything: born humanists - to thin departments of physics and chemistry, obvious “technicians“ - stories with geography. The western school refused this model long ago, having taken advantage qualitatively of other approach.
In the senior classes of school pupils choose for themselves the direction of training, as forms the list of disciplines to which deep studying they will devote the remained school days. As a rule, obligatory for all are a mathematics and language of that country in which the school is located. But enter the list of objects of future specialization such which within our system in general stay behind scenes: economy, statistics, philosophy, classic languages, history of arts and many other things.
Certainly, the similar choice assumes rather high responsibility. To avoid probable mistakes with this choice, private schools will organize for the pupils the whole complex of actions for career guidance which includes testing, acquaintance with the substantial party of modern professions and specialties.
Arrange to children excursions to the enterprises and in offices of the companies that they received neither book, nor cine, but quite real idea of in what work of the hotel manager or logistician, financial analyst or designer, film producer or specialist in advertizing consists. At the same time competent staff of school helps them to choose university and concrete faculty at which study will become in the shortest way to achievement of a goal.
Today the decision to send the child to foreign private school is not a craze and not demonstration of financial opportunities of parents. It is, first of all, chance to open a huge range of opportunities before the son or the daughter and to help it to realize them. It is really considered and weighed choice.