Similarities and Distinctions in the Educational Systems of Ireland and Russia(From personal experience) Budnikova Elizaveta Georgievna Grade 9A Scientific Adviser: Sofronova Lyudmila Vladimirovna, English Teacher School # 30 Chita, 2013
Urgency Relevance of the work is obvious. We live far from Europe, in the eastern part of our country, and the English language is not as popular as the Chinese one though it is taught in all schools of Zabaikalsky Krai. So we think that it is necessary to propagandize English studying among the Russian school students.
Aim The aim of this research work is to compare the educational systems of Ireland and Russia.
Problem The knowledge of the culture of the countries of studied language and awareness of the system is possible only under condition of use of authentic material. We live far from Europe and there are few students who have the opportunity to visit English – speaking countries.
Objects of investigation Similarities and Distinctions in the Educational Systems of Ireland and Russia
Hypothesis Hypothesis: if we compare formation of Ireland and Russia, we will draw a conclusion that they have both similarities, and distinctions.
Research methods Interviewing Supervision
Interviewing Interview for the Irish students 1) Are there subjects of art direction in Ireland? 2) Is gender or mixed training in schools in Ireland? 3) How long does school day last at Irish schools? How many changes are there in Irish schools (the 1st change, the 2nd change)? 4) Are there private schools in your country? 5) How many examinations do high school students pass? 6) What age do the Irish children enter school? 7) What is assessment in Irish school? 8) How many days a week do the Irish schoolchildren study?
Interviewing Interview for students of Russia 1) Are there subjects of art direction in Russia? 2) Is gender or mixed training in schools in Russia? 3) How long does school day last at Russian schools? How many changes are there in Russian schools (the 1st change, the 2nd change)? 4) Are there private schools in your country? 5) How many examinations do high school students pass? 6) What age do the Russian children enter school? 7) What is assessment in Russian school? 8) How many days a week do the Russian schoolchildren study?
Results of Interviewing 1) Yes, there are. At Russian schools world art culture, the fine arts, music are taught. 2) In all Russian schools training is mixed. 3) At big schools children are trained in 2 changes (in the example of my school). The 1st change – 8:00-12:45 The 2nd change – 13:00-17:45 4) In Russia there are private schools, but generally all Russian schools are state. 5) High school students pass over 4 subjects, 2 of them are obligatory (Mathematics and Russian), and the other 2 are for choice. 6) The Russian children usually enter school at 6-7 years old. 7) Assessment in Russian schools is from 1 to 5 points. 8) The Russian school students study 6 days a week (from Monday to Saturday) 1) Yes, there are. At Irish schools fine arts, music, religious education are taught. 2) In Ireland in the majority of schools training is gender. 3) One change is at all schools ( 9:00-14:00) 4) Almost all schools of Ireland are state, but they get the state support. 5) High school students pass over 7 subjects (an obligatory minimum is 6 subjects). 6) The Irish children usually enter school at the age of 4-5 years old. 7) Assessment in Irish schools is from 1 to 10 points. 8) The Irish school students study 5 days a week (from Monday to Friday) Russia Ireland
Mode of Two Families (Irish and Russian) 7:15– breakfast 8:00– school 8:30 parents go to work 13:00– lessons come to an end 13:30–dinner 13:30-17:30–free time (trainings, sections, circles) 18:00 supper 19:00– lessons, parents come home 20:00–free time 22:00– dream On Saturdays apartment cleaning is On Sundays free time is 8:00–father goes to work (mother doesn't work) 8:00–breakfast 9:00–school 11:00–mid-morning snack 14:00–lessons come to an end 14:30–dinner 14:30-15:30–homework 15:30-18:00–free time (trainings, sections, circles) 18:00– the father comes home 19:00–supper 20:00– watching TV, free time 21:30–Jr. children go to sleep 22:00–seniors go to sleep On Saturdays a trip to shop to do shopping for a week is On Sundays free time is Russia (my family) Ireland (a family in which I lived)
Russia (Timetable of My Lessons)
Ireland (Lessons’ Timetable of the Girl of My Age in a Family Where I Lived)
Irish school My school
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