Is The Japanese Education System Failing? | ASIAN BOSS


大家好,我是Asian Boss的Kei 亚洲的教育系统通常被认为是高度竞争和学术严谨的 某些教育系统甚至被认为比西方的教育系统更加优良 这就引发了一个问题,这些学生到底有多快乐呢? 根据近期Michael Moore导演的一部纪录片我们可以得知
芬兰的教育系统是如何运作的 所以我们决定采访一些日本人来看看他们的看法 我们来看一下 我现在要让你看一个关于芬兰教育系统的视频 看完以后请告诉我你的看法 – 好的
– 开始吧 过去的时候,芬兰的学校很糟糕 于是他们开始尝试一些新想法
很快,芬兰的教育系统就在全球名列前茅 他们的学生也站在世界顶峰 他们没有家庭作业 真好啊 这种以学期划分学习阶段的方法已经过时了 孩子们在放学以后还有许多别的事要做 比如? 比如和家人聚在一起 低年级学生的学校时间是多长? 每周20小时 如果在芬兰没有标准化测试的话,大家如何知道哪所学校最好?
这可是有排名的 离家最近的学校就是最好的学校 好棒啊 我们要教他们学会如何独立思考以及培养辩证性思维 我们希望他们可以很快乐 你的想法是什么? 这和日本教育系统对比真的是天壤之别 日本的小学是什么样子的? 小学的话只有课间的20分钟大家才可以玩 然后我们就经常坐在桌子前发呆 不管你的想法如何,你都要遵守规章制度 比如说,我们不允许使用尖锐的钢笔 – 为什么?
– 我不知道 我问我们老师的时候他们也不知道,但是
我们还是要遵守,因为规矩就是规矩 所以即使有些时候我们发现有些规矩很奇怪,我们也不会去质疑 这个教育系统创造的就是这种人 日本小学生除了上学以外还会做什么? 对于那些想参加中学入学考试的人来说,
放学后还要去参加补习班 补习班差不多是每周三次 我一秒钟都不想呆在那里 对于六年级学生来说,每天上课时间是6小时,课后的补习班是3小时
然后加上作业的话一天差不多要学习10小时左右 – 六年级?!
– 没错 日本教育系统是基于大量的记忆内容和考试 你对此怎么看? 日本的初中生和高中生会在考试前一周拼命学习
等考试一结束之前记的东西就全忘了 这样就失去了学习的意义 芬兰的学校不仅没有考试,而且成绩单上也不会有分数 – 没有分数?
– 没有 哇 如果日本采用这种系统的话你认为日本会如何改变? 同学之间就不会互相攀比,同时大家也不用在入学考试中竞争 日本之前曾经实行过名为“宽裕教育”的政策 是的 你能告诉我什么是“宽裕教育”吗? 一开始它先是取消了周六的课程内容 随之减少的还有课程数量 一开始“宽裕教育”与芬兰的教育系统有很多共同点 但是在日本,这一政策导致了学生学业成绩下降 你觉得为什么同样的政策在芬兰成功却在日本失败? 父母会担心公立学校无法提供足够的学习时间 所以他们会让孩子去有更多学习时间的私立学校 这也就意味着公立和私立学校之间的鸿沟越来越大 芬兰更强调独立思考 而日本只是简单地削减了强制的学习时间 如果仅从师生关系而言的话,你必须要听老师的话,因为他们是授课的 这就在这两种角色间创造了障碍 而芬兰给予老师和学生平等对待,也就使得学生
更愿意向老师表达自己的想法 日本父母会觉得孩子在学校快乐很重要吗? 那毕竟是自己亲生的孩子,所以没人希望他们在学校过得很不开心 但是当他们开始用自己的孩子来和学校里其他孩子对比的时候 如果他们的成绩没有别人好或者长跑没有别人快的话 他们就会觉得他们的孩子并不快乐 我的父母认为上一所好学校很重要 因为这样才能找到一份薪水不错的好工作 许多人认为这就是通往幸福的唯一途径 只要满足最低标准我就可以存活 关注于朋友和社区可以带来更多幸福快乐 在日本甚至整个亚洲地区,父母经常告诉孩子“你做得不够好” 许多父母在和孩子交流时也抱有这种想法 比如“你为什么只考了90分而不是100分?” 天啊,我老是听到这种话 真的? 整天听,即使是我考了99分,他们也会问我为什么丢掉了最后一分 你对这种趋势如何看待? 对于孩子来说这种感觉很糟糕 你会用同样的方法来教育你的孩子吗? 不,我不会整天加强他们的负面因素 因为我就是这么过来的,这其实很悲哀 孩子对将他们养育大的人会盲目信任 所以当你最信任的人说你做得不够好的时候
你就会对自己产生怀疑 你心中的最理想的教育系统是什么样的? 最理想的教育系统是让孩子们主动去做自己最喜欢做的事 希望这些内容让你对日本人如何看待日本教育系统有了一些理解 想要收看更多关于最新新闻以及文化趋势的独特见解,欢迎订阅Asian Boss 感谢收看,我是Asian Boss的Kei,下期视频见 翻译:AllChinaGaming

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  1. To be fair, what was said in this video is relevant to the education system in many other Asian countries. We believe that intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and creativity are super important in today's world but the current system is set up to achieve the exact opposite. Here at Asian Boss, we create content to raise awareness, start a conversation and challenge the status quo. It's up to you to speak up, listen to different opinions and engage in discussions. If you'd like to volunteer as our reporter to cover similar issues in different parts of Asia, get in touch with us at [email protected]

  2. Education system of Asia is a mental gym. It train for mental toughness, to compete, to work under pressure, be on task, self sacrifices for greater good, resilience, endurance etc.

    Then hopefully they are mentally prepared for anything life throw at them.

  3. It depends on cultural background of each country. You cannot call your teachers by their first name in Japan. Japan’s education is the best for Japanese. Finland’s education is the best for Finnish.

  4. I had a student and teacher experiences in Japan. And yes, at some point Japan need to change their education system and culture. I get stressed as a student because my teacher cannot help me if I have a question about things that I don’t understand. And they don’t want you to ask question. As a teacher, the school expect unnecessary perfection from their students, which drives both parties crazy. All their study book is only about memorizing and when they bumped into a different situation they cannot resolved it! Now, we are worrying about our child.

  5. Watching this sort of videos should be mandatory in highschools worldwide. Think about all the weebs we could get rid of…

  6. I have personally lived in Finland for almost 5 years and i am 15, i went to a normal Finnish school for 3 years before and i really didnt like it at all, now im in a school in which the education is in English, we have tests, homework , etc and its much better. I personally enjoy studying lol.

  7. I don't know this is a toss up. There is a reason why Japan is 3rd largest economy and Finland the ~44 largest. And perhaps its the education. What do I know I'm American.

  8. I went o university here a very well known on e, but the quality I can say is extremely low, the students have no interest on learning , you cannot ask question ever to the teacher , some teacher are jerks like robots who just copy and paste every lesson. They consider the teacher here as a supreme been. And those low quality students when started to work they are already brain washed.
    At class or at work you cannot be yourself you need always to adapt with what the others do, happiness mean that you are not working hard. If you are a foreigner you will be forever a foreigner never treated as equal EVER. You need to be an entertainer or always do something to please them or ele they will not get to you. Also if you Didi one mistake once you will pay for it until your grave.

  9. "Here in Finland, our education system has no grades, tests, report cards, or homework. It is way better than your country's education system even though we've removed any metric with which they could be compared. Look, a graph or something that is definitely true!"

  10. 日本の社会は優秀な歯車が欲しい。だから優秀な歯車になるように加工(義務教育)している。
    目上の言うことは黙って聞けと教えられる。理由は、目上の人は正しくて偉いから。
    こんなバカな事がこの21世紀にまかり通っているのが日本。
    国民を税金を納めて社会貢献して死ぬまで働く消耗品としか思ってない。
    国がそんな考えだから、会社のトップ達は勘違いして社員を消耗品のように扱う。
    社員を消耗品にしてきた成れの果てが、非正規雇用とか言う国民を見下したクソ奴隷商。
    こんな国滅びればいいと言いたくなる。

  11. Here's a question I haven't been able to find any answers to online: how do Finnish students deal with university, since you will have exams, homework, stress, few breaks, etc.?

  12. It's the same thing happening in other countries – someone from the government without much understanding of all the facts and structure of the education system in that other country makes a decision "Hey, they seem to do pretty damn well with this other type of education system. Let's do it here too". Then they rip it apart, take important chunks out (example that the guy gave: they removed the Saturday school but didn't bother organizing the children to do something else TOGETHER) and wonder why the change leads to a disaster. Not to mention that one needs to take the huge cultural differences. While in Finland the members of society try to distinguish themselves, Japanese society has more of a hive structure where people don't want to stick out making applying an education system that goes against that rather pointless.

  13. Finland totally is not the top of the world, those are asian countries, hong kong, singapore, south korea, japan, taiwan

  14. It was stressful for me as well when I studied in Korea. Even though there were less exams than what I have here in the Philippines, it was stressful to go to academy after going to school, I also had to go to academy on vacation times to prepare for the new school semester exam, and the exams itself are stressful because you have the exam paper, but you also have the official exam marker.
    Anyways, I'm happy that I'm back here in tge Philippines. Even though sometimes internet or other services are uncomfortable and long, but I feel it's a better life here than in Korea.
    Fun fact, the place that we live in the Philippines is nicknamed the "California of Asia". So, yes, there are many foreigners not only in that place, but also at school.

  15. Children have blind faith in those who raise them. "
    Realest shit I've read in a really long time“
    I think the east education and the west education are two extremes.
    East: WORK WORK WORK, I make the rule, u don't question, you obey. Why do we have to do this, don't ask, other people do it, the ones before us do it, so we do it too?
    West: PLAY PLAY PLAY, why do we have to work, why do we have to follow the system, how can make it better, let's just be happy.
    If the east and west can bond, and balance each other, they can make the best system

  16. Yo bro nice video man make moe videos yo you are very good interviewer try to do more videos like this bro

  17. The American education system is the most appalling, ineffective one I know. Russia beats us, a country being assaulted with sanctions.

  18. No homework? 20 hours a week? No tests? NO SCORES?!?
    Which alternate universe version of Finland is this?

  19. It may be incredibly frustrating, difficult and square, but trust me Japanese people, your system works…

  20. asian boss:
    you used michael moore video as facts???? LOL moore is a ultra far left propagandist, and nothing he says or video he creates should be taken as fact. Either you are very gullible, stupid or radical extremists. His two main points are there is no testing and no homework in Finland, both of which are NOT TRUE!!!!

    Your credibility is damaged. I see now your videos are not to be taken as the truth.

  21. Sa pilipinas talaga napakadaming project assignments Ewan pandagdag lang ng gastos yun sa mga estudyante eh bwiset. 👌
    Share ko lang 😂

  22. Thank you for doing this video. This topic is just so important. Hearing opinions from Japanese people brings just more insight into the education of this advanced and culturally-rich nation.

  23. Unfortunately, that exactly what happening with education system in my country (Russia) lately. Because of recent system of exams, scholars have to memorize a lot of information that they will definitely forget just after leaving the exam room. If you didn't pass the exam – you can't go to ANY university and have to wait one more year for new exam. But, at the same time we haven't any school activity so children even can't to work with their stress there.

  24. I dunno if Finland's system is all it's cracked up to be. Finland took a tumble in their more recent PISA test results and didn't fair nearly as well as they did when Moore was touting their system. Currently Singapore dominates in all PISA subjects. While results vary by subject, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong were all in the top finishing countries. I think people like Michael Moore were eager to laud Finland's system when they were on top and quickly called for America to emulate Finnish practices. There's not a snowball's chance in hell that American parents will tolerate an attempt to emulate the Singaporean or Japanese school system now that Finland's scores are down.

  25. yeah rite! why don't you ask the young men about their moms smashing on them to keep them focused and not be distracted by girls at school? These were Japanese government studies so…

  26. I don't know about other asian country. but in my country, parents tend to push their children to be something that the parent failed to reach when they were young. for example, parent wanted to be an artist but failed. so they push their children to be an artist. having their children music or singing lecture, competition etc just to make the parent proud. even the children didn't want to do it. end up hating the music or the parents, and the worst, mental disorder.

  27. Well I live in France and there in middle school we finish at 17h (5pm) and in highschool at 6pm. Not every day, but it's possible. Plus the transports, plus activities (sport, music..), plus homework, exams etc. It really is an exhausting schoollife, to me at least, so I can relate with this video. Moreover, teachers can be really mean.. Like, I was traumatized in middle school by the languages and math teachers. I was really timid and stressed and the english/spanish teachers always liked to tell me "speak louder !! Why do your face turns red?? Go to the board so that everyone can see how stressed you are and how bad you do!" (Those are real thing they'd say to me..). One time, I was like 13, I peed on myself because the math teacher, really severe, was yelling on me, so I started balbutiating, which was infuriating all of those teachers, i felt so much fear that I had to pee and i couldn't control my body…. I knew so many humilations really 😔
    I always had a fear of teacher, bc when I entered primary school, i had a physical abusive teacher that once gave a child, who did bad at a test, his own test to eat it (yes the sheet).
    It was still early 2000s at this time, now if a teacher'd do that he would be expelled inmediately though
    But well, it's still really traumatazing.
    You can feel free to share your own school life experience 🙂
    In my case, it's what we can call the "school of life" that taught me a lot of things !

  28. human brain has a 3 brains , reptile , mamalia , and human brain / cortex , train according to order, dont jump it …

  29. I think my schooling days were the happiest days in my life. My parents never believe in cram schools or extra classes, so I spent most of my after school hours reading light children/teenage novels and doing homework (in Malaysia, school usually starts at 7.30 am until 1.30 pm with 30-45 minutes break around 10 am. Our minimum schooling days is 190 days per year).

    I was fortunate enough to experience Japanese education system as an exchange student for a short time. I saw many of my Japanese classmates fell asleep during classes and I didn’t know why they do that at that time (until I heard the horror story of cram schools, of course. Weird enough, Japanese teachers never scolded them for sleeping in class, unlike in Malaysia).

    I was never a brilliant student to be honest but I think I did just fine (my younger siblings are better than me). I now own two small businesses and pretty much happy with my life. Most of my schoolmates are quite successful too – majority of them are now doctors.

  30. It'll stop failing if education is more about critical thinking and less about memorisation

    It always has to be a mix, but the thinking part has to be more

  31. That's why socialist countries have no high tech companies because they don't have the high education for it. You can't learn math without practice, which translate to homework.

  32. The downside of this kind of education is some of the smart student became antisocial, and not ready for work.
    I have seen a lot of really smart student who don't know how to express themself.

  33. There is definitely something western schools can learn about Japanese education/society as well, like more self responsibility, consequences, cleaning up after yourself and respect your elders.

  34. My mom often said like "If the subject was so easy, you must only get the full score." Since then I never got full score on any tests and I thought every subject was difficult for me. It stigmatizes me that everything is hard and tough because I cannot perfect any of them.

  35. I'm a high school student from Japan. Japan's method of education requires students studying a lot of things that are very hard for them. But I think, through studying hard, they learn importance of long-term effort and gain a capasity for endurance that is needed in their life.  
    What do you think ?

  36. we supposed not to tell use sharp pen becoz some tragic happens. like children stab their friend with sharp pen
    if that was explain. it will give the children idea to stab their friend

  37. finland has the best education in the world???? WHAT A JOKE

    MOST OF PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES OF THE WORLD ARE ACTUALLY LOCATED IN ASIA, US, AND UK !!!!

    GIVE ME ONLY A SIMPLE NAME OF A UNIVERSITY IN FINLAND???? FINNISH ARE JUST MORONS

  38. I wonder how many of these were staged or out right lying in front of the camera? How can we prove what they are saying is true as in spending 9 hours of studying including school? Japan is about image and these people are trained to make Japan good in front of the international stage. We should take what all of these people said with a grain of salt. I have taught in Japan at public schools and even though they are done with their recess you still see them fooling around in class before the teacher arrives and even some they keep on doing it until the teacher says something.

  39. I think this will never change, the education system is what best fits in the culture of the country. Asian kids here in Brazil have a fame of being hard working and good at school. Asian families tend to choose schools based on rate of students who get admitted in the best universities of the country. I have friends who studied in those kind of schools, they are very similar in methodologhy to japaneses schools.

  40. Most Asian countries are like this, but what's shocking about Japan is the fact that they are one of the most developed country in the world but still use this education system.

  41. In my family if you get honors you will be the favorite child and likely to be more attended to as the youngest i grew up being compared to my sibling's or other kid's who has more honors saying you should be like that or why don't you take youre studies seriously and there was a time when my mother said ive wasted time money on you

  42. This is BS, the Japanese Educational system is still far better than Finland's according to PISA. The statistics do not lie.

  43. Speaking of which, do other countries organize class sections in a certain order? Here, there's first section (top students and honors) and last section (students with lowest grades) and they're based on grades from the previous school year. So it's basically a ranking. I'm usually in the second to the last or middle sections. Lol

  44. Just the simple fact that they must to go to a prep school after the actual school to have a chance to get in an other grade (middle school, high school, university) shows that the system is failing. A critical learning, to think with your mind, to have an opinion, to discuss, it's very important, especially in high school. Even a parrot can repeat by memory

  45. Just the simple fact that they must to go to a prep school after the actual school to have a chance to get in an other grade (middle school, high school, university) shows that the system is failing. A critical learning, to think with your mind, to have an opinion, to discuss, it's very important, especially in high school. Even a parrot can repeat by memory

  46. xxx420xxxBLAZExxxITxxxFAZExxxCLANxxxWHYxxxARExxxYOUxxxSTILLxxxREADINGxxxTHISxxxCREATIVExxxUSERNAME? says:

    I think the problem lies in the fact that most people can't differentiate between what learning and studying is.

    You learn for yourself.

    You study for something (test, quiz etc.)

  47. These are really outstanding well spoken liberal thinking Japanese, not representative of everyday Japanese people I think. So nice to hear well thought out, sensitive answers. There is hope. Thanks for these thought provoking interviews.

  48. 2:06 is such a good example of Asian school system. What's crazy is like, if a rule has a reason, fine, but everyone should be able to answer why that rule exists. And if it's an outrageous rule, there should be a means to get rules changed like a suggestion box or a committee to oversee these things. When upper management changes rules without representation from students/teachers in the classroom, it leads to even stranger rules that either don't address the problem or further exacerbate it.

  49. Michael Moore has made "documentaries" claiming that all Cubans get great free health care, and he still praises Venezuela's system, so you might want to take anything he says with a grain of salt.

  50. Japan and India have something in common about their education system. I loved the Finnish school system. In highschool I have to attend classes of 7 hours then we had to attend tuition classes everyday for 2 more hours. Then the burden of homework's and assignments.
    The thing gets more tough when we reach 11th and 12th standard. I don't think we got enough time in our 11th and 12th standard's. Schools were probably of 8 hours, then tutions of 2 hours everyday. Then comes coaching for engineering entrance examination. Along with that writing laboratory assignments and homeworks were terrible. Obsession for getting good grades is quite common, as it decides your entry in a decent college.
    India should atleast learn something from Education system of Finland. They develop critical thinking in students. And our education system is busy producing white collar labourers.

  51. To pursue a STEM career the student must do a lot of memorization cuz the body of existing knowledge is huge. It makes no sense for a student to start over as if the body of knowledge was like that in 1700. Many solutions to difficult problems in physics and engineering required many brilliant minds and decades of work….why re-invent the wheel?

    Japan and S. Korea each have a much bigger share of the global economy – truly stellar performances – but Finland…not so much.

    If one wants to look at creativity….well, it was Sony that came up with Playstation, and of course there is Nintendo. From Japan we also get anime and manga. Going back further Sony gave the world the Beta video tape format….better than USA created VHS. And so much more, including a lot of top notch automobile companies. Not much from Finland.

    From Korea Samsung created the Android phone market (though I think the initial design was from USA). S. Korea is an industrial powerhouse with Samsung, LG and others making all sorts of things sold globally. Korean architect/engineers are famous for many of their impressive skyscrapers not just in Korea but built in other nations as well. Finland…not so much.

    India is a place where students have to memorize, memorize, memorize and take tests, tests, tests. One result of that is huge global employment of Indian IT engineers. India also has a huge satelite launch business with a near perfect track record….also a space program, as well as a nicely developing military weopons sector producing some really impressive hardware. Indian economy is growing really fast.

    Singapore….memorize, test, memorize, test. Result is, per capita, the most successful economy in world history by far….all without any natural resources, though a good location for a port….but it is a service port mostly and not an beginning or final destination. Finland…not so much.

  52. That no homework part probably hit the hardest to these japanese ppl
    Cus the amount of homework everyday is crazy…. plus before summer and winter break stars they gonna hand u a hell lot of homeworks to do
    Well for me since im a foreign student i only got 2 books(68pages each), one folder with around 50-60 pages and a little bit pages of workbook(english)
    And since my classmates r japanese(obviously) they got more homeworks to do and theirs r harder lol

  53. I lived in South Korea and in general most Koreans can speak English. Thank you to the hagwon system.When I visited Fukuoka, Japan back in 2005 most cannot speak English. Some do. It really depends on theschool or something. Dave's ESL show a lot on the job billboard. It tells you everything.

  54. Asians are known to be hardcore about going to school and respecting their responsibility to go to school, and they work hard to succeed at it.

  55. I think one thing that the Japanese education system needs to change is to shift away from the obsolete teacher-centred learning model towards student-centred learning. AFAIK Japan operates under the old model that a teacher is a font of all knowledge and students are expected to passively absorb that teacher's knowledge. Modern teaching sees the teacher more as a director of learning.

    Students should be doing more work than teachers in the classroom, after all, it's the students who are meant to be doing the learning. The teacher is there as a guide rather than a repository of knowledge. Simply feeding information to students isn't as effective in teaching as guiding students to discover that knowledge for themselves.

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