Japanese education system

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Japanese education system by Mind Map: Japanese education system

1. ōchien (幼稚園, Nursery school) from 3 to 6 years old.

2. Shōgakkō (小学, Elementary school) from 6 to 12.

3. Chūgakkō (中学, Middle School) from 12 to 15.

4. Kōkō (高校, High school) from 15 to 18.

5. Daigaku (大学, University) or Senmongakkō (専 門 学校, Vocational school) in general with a duration of 2 to 4 years.

6. Unlike the U.S. educational system, it is based on moral and ethical education.

7. standard subjects are taught ,but morals is a separate subject complete with textbook and allocated time. It’s less of a time to state what kids should or shouldn’t do, but rather more of a period to facilitate discussion on moral dilemmas; how students would react to a given situation.

8. School is compulsory until 15 years of age; however 99% of middle school graduates enroll in high school to continue their studies.

9. Those enrolled in public schools do not pay registration or school material fees. Families pay secondary costs such as meals and school trips.

10. in japan are enrolled at institutes specializing in agricultural, industrial, or technical training.

11. The entrance exams for secondary schools, high schools or universities are really difficult, so much so that they are called the "hell of the exams", it requires a lot of preparation, and many students even start studying years before the test.

12. University is just as difficult. Selection requirements are often so difficult that only about 56% of students pass on their first try

13. School life is packed. Students attend classes from Monday to Friday, with additional half days every two Saturdays

14. On top of that, many students choose (probably sometimes involuntarily) to attend juku in order to study for entrance exams or get a better handle on specific subjects like English.

15. There are no janitors in Japanese schools. Students divide into teams to tackle all manners of keeping their school clean

16. On top of all this, kids prepare for sports festivals, culture festivals, exhibitions, plays, and song celebrations.