At first, the purpose of education in the UK, the USA and China is not quite similar with each other.
In the UK, the purpose of school is to provide children with literacy and the other basic skills they will need to become active members of society, and also to socialize children.
In the USA, the goal is to achieve universal literacy and to provide individuals with knowledge and skills necessary to promote both their own individual welfare as well as that of the general public.
And in China, it’s to let everyone accepts education, have knowledge and skills to make life. Certainly, each nation has his own way and problems.
In Britain, one’s classes decided his future. Where you are educated is still very important to your life. And practical decision—making was carried out by local Education Authorities, located at regional or city levels, which based their policies on local condition while the central government only set broad education policy guidelines and provided funds. Some children go to independent schools run by private organisations, for which their parents have to pay fees. A few go to public schools, such Eton and Harrow. Younger children may attend a private preparatory school (or pre school) until the age of 13. Some parents may send their children to private schools, even if this is against their principles, because they think that their children will receive a better education. All children must study English, mathematics, science, religious education, history, geography, technology, music art, PE and modern language. Now education in the UK is compulsory. Children are required to be in full-time education between the ages of 5 and 16. Different areas of Britain have different school systems. In some areas children receive their primary education at an infant school and them a junior school, or at a primary school that combines the two. At about 11 they begin their secondary education at a comprehensive school, a...