Learning From Each Other: Creativity in East Asian and American Education

Kyung Hee Kim
2005 Creativity Research Journal  
Educational systems grow from cultural expectations and ideologies. Eastern and Western educational systems are as vastly different as the cultures they spring from and are reflective of the strengths and weaknesses of those cultures. First, strengths and limitations of East Asian education are discussed. Second, strengths and limitations of American education are discussed. Finally, some suggestions to both educations are posed. All educational systems can improve. A look at the 2 contrasting
more » ... the 2 contrasting systems along with the intended and unintended consequences of cultural ideals as expressed through the educational systems can bring greater insight into the successes and limitations of each system and culture.
doi:10.1207/s15326934crj1704_5 fatcat:35oz6ymc2rh5vmr7bc3xmkbkau