On the school, lids and oil: the Ukrainian woman told what to learn in Dutch schools
Ukrainian Daria Afonina has lived in Holland for several years. On her Facebook page, she shares her impressions of the Dutch way of life.
This time, she talked about things that radically differentiate the Dutch educational system from the Ukrainian one. And how these things result in a difference in our way of life.
Sometimes I am asked by Ukrainians about the Dutch school, and the Dutch about the Ukrainian. Of course, they are interested in the differences. The first are sure that there, they probably are better, but not entirely clear? than. And the second is that we train children and deprive them of their childhood.
I will try to explain the difference that I feel on simple life examples. I’ll tell you what the local school actually teaches and how it achieves its goals.
I want to make a reservation right away, that everything said is only the result of subjective observations, without any claims to the truth in the last instance.
The most important difference for me is that our traditional Ukrainian school is undoubtedly very concerned about the richness of the program, the quality and quantity of knowledge that must be pushed into the heads of our children. This is all, if I’m not mistaken, the general word Intelligence of the country.