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Yes, it's about the bbc's series. I was familiar with all those things the Chinese teachers at Bohunt did. And the problems the British students encountered were so real that I even experienced some of those. Just like what the headmaster said, it is a prison, not childhood, for students to study from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or even much longer. Grade marks should not be more important than free speech, healthy schedule or creativity. The headmaster's insight into the core points of the two different educational systems is valuable and I really appreciate that. Education is not only about marks, but also nurturing.
I am a Chinese myself and I can tell that in the documentary some of the remarks did catch the point well but the others are ridiculous. ie, we do put up images of famous persons (along with their proverbs) including Confucius, Issac Newton, Galileo and so on. BUT we also dive into the difficult Confucianism instead of knee down to him. In my opinion,education nowadays in China is more modern than traditional. Also the 'Chinese teacher' commented that "in Chinese education individualism is not permitted", which sounds too absolute. But I do admit there is more collectivism in Chinese one. In some ways I doubt what the conparison was. At the beginning they aimed at comparing final marks (which did not seem proper) but when we see kids suffering we might have been off track due to sympathy. Anyway I can't tell which is just better. There are always pros and cons.