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A "laowai" in the eyes of the UK

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WenJiang 2. Li Yankang
Preface: in 21 days of study in the UK, in line with the attitude of learning from each other, I took the issue to the UK, a targeted learning and communication. In this 21 days, both the theory study, and there was a school visit examination and culture, among them, have feelings, have the harvest, also have to improve, we will organize the school staff to study, and think about the school what steps should have. Here, I with a "laowai" to talk about my visit to the UK.
A way of training, energetic
At Newcastle university training college teachers thought, training of the non-computer majors should be facilitated not first, then need to understand the difference between training and mentoring. Counselling by mentors and mentors of work in the same person, they Shared experience and lessons, at the same time mentee told the mentee do is right. Coaching is directly, and training is the trainers don't give the answer, but to help trainees to find the answer. This means that the trainees are responsible for problems and the solutions to solve the problem, hope the trainee to enhance self-confidence, believe they can learn to solve the problem, I know I will be a solution to the problem, become independent. At the same time, strengthen self-discipline, improve the ability and level to solve the problem. This training took the following form:
1, the introductory theory study.
2, group discussion, or to make and publish the results.
3, group report: expository, performance style.
Second, the UK and the industrial revolution
1, the British rule:
Smoke (1), (2), (3) line, (4), (5) to visit, (6) into the door
2, fog, rain and windy weather and beautiful environment
(1) their point of view is a place where trees grow in the long, there is no trees on the street.
(2) of the same old stone culture
3, epoch-making birthplace of the industrial revolution
In the UK, we visited four museums, to understand and study British culture. The museum exhibition hall is given priority to with construction, such as plane, train, spinning machinery is given priority to, and is of a country - the British museum.
During the visit, I feel the greatness of the human, on the one hand, on the one hand, also noticed originated in Britain's industrial revolution progress made great contribution to the society. British people themselves feel proud, said in a number of the first: the first steam engine, the first spinning machine, the first subway... Added to the first a clone. In modern Britain, there are many famous scientists such as watt, ferrari brother, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, etc., all without exception is an epochal characters one by one. We can even count, how many English is the official language of the world's countries, you can feel the British to Europe and the impact on the world. Just an island country, the area is only half of sichuan, population of only sixty-one million (now), why do you do? Again, a comparison of British industrial revolution began, the handicraft industry into a big machine production, China is in qianlong dynasty, it is also a famous a prosperous time in our country, but we can't keep up with the pace of The Times, due to the backward is doomed. Britain's first subway, the British Pearson designed for London in 1843, officially opened in 1863; In 1769, the French made the first steam engine driven car; In 1903, the United States, the Wright brothers completed powered flight for the first time in human history; At that time, we are doing? How big is the gap? See an aircraft carrier, in 1909, the French inventor kleiman, adebayor description to the world, for the first time this dream, and in the publication of the book "military flights", puts forward the basic concept of the aircraft carrier and carrier of preliminary ideas; In 1912, the British for a old cruisers "competitive god" on a large scale, has become the first seaplane carrier, from which we can understand the old China in the 18th and 19th, backward in the 20th century.
But see the museum of Chinese cultural relics, we can understand the wisdom of the Chinese experience to China's leading position in the world once, and of course also noticed a trace of sadness.
Now, there are fewer and fewer British factories. It is said that none of factories in Scotland, what do you do? Do financial, trade, factories abroad or looking for OEM factory, design, make high-tech products and so on. Developed countries will make money!
4, Britain is not as good as you think
(1) the doctrine of the British
(2) the lazy British: cleaning and maintaining is very general. Basic no vegetable.
(3) the British people do not necessarily very gentleman
(4) the water is also very general
(5) the UK we have basic, the gap between China and Britain in shortened significantly.
Third, Britain's schools and education
1, interesting school category
The poor area schools, rich people's region
2, the evaluation system
By the British standards department to execute, usually once every three years the review. And the check is on the afternoon of the notification, the second day; Or on the morning of the notice, check in the afternoon, do not give any time to prepare, examination results published on the Internet. There are two critical evaluation index, it is a school in the UK compared with the average level in the test, the second is the growth of a school. Evaluation results in four categories: level 1 as "excellent", the secondary is "good", level 3 of "improving", 4 "unqualified".
British school if is evaluated as "excellent", the standard agency won't check in five to six years, but the conclusion is "improving" will urge the rectification. The conclusion is "unqualified", usually have two road, the first is managed by another good school; The second way is for two years, rectification, didn't progress after two years, the school closed, the deposed President or appointment of the new President, the new President took office, and then decided to dismiss any employees, clean up after restart.
3, closed schools in Britain
British school that I visited, "campus" is not open like the classroom, the teaching building is a closed environment, swipe in and out of the door need to have in order to open the door.
4, the British classroom impression
(1) low segment: group work is very common, learn and play is normal.
(2) in the middle: group work.
(3) high: more and more like China. But because no British vocational school, high school has a lot of similar vocational training of elective courses, such as cooking.
(4) an interesting religious lesson.
At the age of 15 students under the guidance of the teacher discuss sex before marriage and after marriage.
All school day activity, and have a class at 9 a.m. and all 4 PM can leave, have lunch, don't have a rest.
5, the school scale and the employees' work
(1) small size
Low, be in commonly 200 ~ 300, 250 people are mean. Such as:
Mr Han middle school: 11 ~ 16, 570
King Edward vi school: 13 to 18, 1400
St. Gregory gray Catholic primary school: 3 ~ 11, 244
St Mary's Catholic primary school: 4 ~ 11 years old, 174 people
Was this dean elementary school: 3 ~ 11, 224
Boarding school: 11 ~ 16, 910
Northfield school: 11 ~ 16, 1617
(2) employees, but less teachers
Such as: st Gregory gray Catholic primary school, the school, 244 students, 30 employees, including nine teachers, eight ta, 1 special education teacher.
(3) the placement of special
In elementary school, a teacher in charge of a class, almost finish all the courses. With the help of a teaching assistant, but won't be in class teaching assistant general, can only be coaching. Adding and dropping classes time can be in the hands of classroom teachers in elementary school, not on, the bell.
In high school, there is no fixed class classroom, mathematics classroom several, classroom several, several science classroom, students' course selection in the class. High school period, 17 ~ 18 basic is optional.
6, the British examinations and admissions
(1) the unified national examination is important: four times, 7, 11, 16, 18 years old. Including 16 group is similar to the examination, a total of ten courses; 18 years old group is similar to China's college entrance examination, four doors; 7, 11 examination similar to primary school in our country; Over the age of seven other ages have unified national examination.
(2) the admissions
In basic education stage, because the school is a community, so the first students in society; If there is a vacancy, can admit students outside the community, mainly based on the principles of the nearest. In the UK, it is illegal to an BanChao 30 students.
In the college admissions, according to the Chinese living in Britain for more than 20 years of the British, of the university of choice. Such as Oxford University, general meeting for an interview before the college entrance examination, the interview will be divided into professional direction. Qualified students to interview, will be notified if you get A four door in the university entrance exam, can be accepted; And part is if you are in the four courses in the college entrance examination has obtained A, may be accepted. The college entrance examination examination of four, and students choose the direction of the same, no study subject, different professional into a university, the subject may be completely different. Britain than China's university entrance exam is not difficult, college entrance examination Chinese children often 4 a (both in more than 85 points), and even a + 4 (every division are in more than 90 points), but often lost during the interview, especially the interview comes to self-expression and social skills have underperformed the native britons.
Fourth, I think
1, the British education problems
(1) government spending cuts, some project damped reached 25%.
(2) the rise in birth rates, the local authorities were forced to expand many primary schools, such as Birmingham have 9% of the number of students in primary school is up to 600 people. The British believe that elementary school students should be in 200 or so, and the principal should know all the pupils.
(3) the worst teachers, but over the past five years, only half of the local authorities to dismiss the teacher.
(4) university funding cuts falling university teachers' education level.
(5) the test too much
(6) private schools for better development, public schools by the huge impact.
Private school tuition is commonly 30000 pounds per person per year, school finance is very comfortable, and the general development of private schools if difficult, often to get financial support from government. Private schools is not bound by the British education standards agency, of course, is not bound by the community, have more independent space. Report according to the Chinese newspapers, British universities of Oxford and Cambridge, about 80% of the students from British private schools, the training of teachers basic are confirmed, and shows that the British government minister (minister) of our country are all graduated from a private school.
(7) student normative behavior needs to be further strengthened
1) write
2) to wear make up
(8) the proportion of students entering college
Britain is only 30% of people enter the university to study, a large number of foreign students into the UK universities.
Each year because of the economic recession, the improvement of university tuition fees (usually in the total cost of twenty thousand pounds or more), together with the British ideas don't willing to their children as are the Chinese college pour all its debt, even so the college's enthusiasm is not high.
8, worth learning place
(1) the attention to disadvantaged students
In recent years, more and more found that children with autism, and there are blind, deaf, dumb, and physical disabilities students, Britain's policy is that, according to the principle of neighborhood school spread to the schools, let them reading with normal children, at the same time, the government sent a special education teacher to manage the students one-on-one, and followed the students go to class together.
Schools also cooperate to take action, and every school has special psychological consulting room, with autistic students individually counseling, one of the most schools set up 30 (principal) between the consulting room.
(2) the teaching assistant system
Assistant professor of Britain are mainly cooperate with teachers to the students in counseling, KunNanSheng focus on learning. If group, then follow the worst one group of students, if not, follow the worst students.
(3) small
More than 30 people in the UK, a class is illegal, in this way, teacher to student's attention is greatly increased, more conducive to the growth of the students.
(4) the curriculum
British no unified regulation of the teaching material, just like China's test of a book, and detailed test requirements, the school has certain powers to relative courses in school characteristics. For example, some schools have specialized drama class, have specialized courses in video, specially to open literature class; Hasspecially opened the "students and the school day", use the day time, grouped by the students social investigation, etc. Britain as well as a set at the same time, is there more than one hour every day is the student activities, to participate in various activities, is not allowed to have a class, elementary school and hosting, managed to the child's parents after work. Hosting time can play, can make activities, is no class.
(5) the evaluation system
The evaluation system is not fixed, also is not good to be in good exam results. At the same time, and requirements of the evaluation results and the reasons of the public, at any time, anyone can see online.
(6) the college entrance examination system in England, more conducive to students' specialty.
(7) British citizen education: the average quality.
Five; In the UK Chinese and made in China
1, Chinatown and the city of China
In Britain, a larger place usually have China town or in Chinatown, where can a lot of experience Chinese culture, but usually not busy elsewhere.
2, Chinese students in Britain
According to Newcastle students speak, only Chinese students in Newcastle have two or three and one thousand. Give us a translation of the students, in her class, a total of 37 people, there are 36 is Chinese.
3, made in China
Store in the UK, with a large number of Chinese products. But I can see you, mainly is the low-end products, but relative to China domestic price, obviously much higher. For example: a bottle of Qingdao beer, 2.49 pounds; A plastic cup, 9 pounds; A very general package, 39 pounds; A toothbrush, 2 pounds...
4, Chinese tourists and "sold"
The Chinese "sweep" phenomenon is very common in the UK. Set a brand shop area in the UK, most of the shopping is Chinese, and every store has Chinese employees, and even has been specifically written some information in Chinese.
Part on the one hand, this phenomenon reflects the purchasing power of the Chinese people and people's demand for the world famous brand, but also embodies the Chinese products in the brand that the lack of competition: the same made in China, with foreign brand, the price will go up.
On the plane to the UK and return home, I also found that almost all the passengers are Chinese, but the flight is royal Dutch airlines, this also means, more and more people go abroad. In the UK also saw a lot of students are organized to go to England. It also gave me a lenovo, if Japan over the diaoyu islands difficult problem, as long as the Chinese people no longer go to Japan, is enough to the Japanese. It is reported that went to Japan in July 2012 the Chinese have 200000 people, and the average spending about $13000, it's a huge data.
Six, in the future
1, further strengthen the teacher training school, especially the international training
2, confiscate "maslow's demand theory, changing the concept of the faculty
3, use "multiple intelligence" point of view, and pay special attention to the student's quality education
4, pay special attention to the civic education further