Of the Difference of Family Education Between China and America
Children are the ridgepole and beam of a nation and family is the cradle of the children. The significance of family education is self-evident. As an enlightenment education, family education is the first lesson to a child, which will keeps permanent brand. Therefore, every government attaches great importance to the family education. Nevertheless, in consideration of different national condition, different governments may make out different family education strategies to suit their own children. This paper will make a comparison between Chinese family education and American family education in the aspect of education aims, methods and contents.
First, different family education aims.
Family education’s aims determine its direction. So, what’s the different aims of Chinese family education and American education, or we can say the different expectations of the parents in the two countries. Generally speaking, American parents has a relatively lower expectation. Chinese parents aims to train the child into a talent, who has a bright future, at least, a better future than their neighbors’ children. It is a matter of face. The parents whose child got higher marks will have a sense of great pride, while the parents whose child failed the exam will suffer many humiliations. So Chinese parents especially concern about