Germany vs. the U.S on Education
By: Ryan, Elena, Stephanie, and Ta'Leah
Germany vs. U.S
The classes that Germans take don’t strongly contrast classes that Americans take. Physical Education, Biology, English, Geography, History, and Art are all classes Germans are required to take. Similarly, it is mandatory for Americans to take Physical Education, Science (Biology is a form of science), English, Social Studies (History is a form of Social Studies), and in most grade levels Art is also a required class. One class that challenges the similar required classes though is a religion class. German students are required to take a religion class where only in some private schools do Americans have to take a religion class. In public American schools, students never take a religion class. When comparing class size there isn’t a huge difference either. The average American class size is 18 students and the average German class size is 16 students. On that note, a German class is smaller than an American class but not by much. Also, in Germany the students stay in one classroom the entire day and wait for a different teacher to come in. Whereas in America, the students transfer classrooms. In conclusion, there are many differences and similarities in the way the classroom is run in both countries.
School Schedule and Vacations
Percentage of 14 year olds who enrolled in these schools the 1992-1993 school year
Clubs and After School Activities
To sum up...
From unalike classes to dissimilar clubs, the differences of the American education system and the German education system are countless. Germany has a smaller class size, they have shorter school days, a large variety of schools, and a different way of promoting extra curricular activities. In addition, German schools set up their vacations differently than U.S schools do. Keeping these differences in mind there are also similarities between the U.S education system and the German education system. American schools, more or less, have similar subjects compared to German schools and both the U.S and Germany get vacation on Christmas and Easter. In the end, even though there are a numerous amount of differences and similarities between German Schools and American Schools, both education systems are effective on teaching students and helping them to learn.