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4. A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Different students have different personalities which could not be fully developed through studying the same national curriculum until they enter college. A student may develop his or her features learning various curriculums. Among students, there are two kinds of them. One is the rich and the other is the poor. Rich students may have excellent academic background which could provide them a better start when they enter college. Otherwise, the students who is rich may possess average academic background that will not be a strengthen edge for them when they enter college. Even among rich students are there many existing differences. If the nation requires students all to take the same national curriculum until they enter college, the rich students with great academic background may assume it is a waste of time which does no good in building their characteristics. On the other hand, the one who possesses average or even poor academic background will never get a chance to catch the student with fantastic background if he studies the same curriculum with the other, which not enables him to develop his strengths. Besides that, poor students who are not interested in any curriculum may not gain a chance to figure out their favorites which will help build their personalities if everyone studies the same national curriculum due to its lake of diversity. Also, the poor student who has already found his interest on a particular field may lose the chance to focus on building it which might largely shape his characteristic when all students study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Until the time when students enter college, it is too late for those poor ones who lose the chance to focus on their interest to catch with the rich kids. In order to avoid the occurrence of educational unfairness, it is best to build students personalities through studying different curriculum until they enter college. Creativity always comes out of studying different curriculum. A nation should be diversity which could stimulate something creative to thrive. In other word, the prosperous prospect of nations in turn cultivates the development of creativity because it can present a nation`s strength and power in various ways. Of course, the diversity in education could provide nations with open-minded and creative people who are the hard core in a nation`s prosperity. On the other hand, creativity in a nation could make more different curriculums. In advertisement education, for instance, the curriculums are getting more and more both in numbers and fields, such as mass media study, digital media study, cross-cultural communication study and so on. The ones who own creative thinking can always bring more difference to the world. The diversity who is brought about by the different curriculum could promote a nation`s international competence. The uniformed education that require all students take the same classes may succeed anyway because diversity may bring too much things to students eyes so that it offers them no attention on one particular field, which may end up being no competition at all. But the spread attention by the diversity may consist competitors in every fields which would leave no blind spot. In additional, it would in total increase the competence for nations. On the other hand, the uniformed education provides students with fast way to promote their competence in one field which could add more edge in competence in that field internationally. Otherwise, this one field concentrated promotion could bring no difference in individuals and also would limit the nation`s development. To put in a nutshell, it is better for a nation to execute diversity education in order to promote its international competence. Finally, different curriculums would provide our nation more diversities which would escalate a nation`s international competence. According to experience, the uniform education always ends up in failure duo to lacking of diversity. Otherwise, when people`s minds open too wide thanks to diversity, it would be no competition at all. Competitors in every field should be upgraded so that the total competence of the nation would increase. The way to do so is educating people with uniform curriculums which could be more focusing on issues and quickly enhance the total competence. On the other hand, a total enhancing competence is undifferentiated among individuals. This kind of upgrading would be on the same field which could not upgrade a nation`s total competence internationally. In order to gain internationally competence among other nations, a nation must build diversity education which could unequivocally improve individual`s competence. All in all, it would be better if a nation require all of its students to study different curriculum until they enter colledge.
here is an essay, which I wrote while practicing for the GRE Issue Analysis: A nation should require all of is students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Write a response in which you discuss the extent, to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning fort he position you, take. In developing specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position. According to the examination of Pisa studies, the best general education can be found in the Scandinavian school system. One strength of the system applied in the Northern European states is the communication of a broad knowledge to the student from an early age on. This means that students are educated in a variety of subjects according to a national curriculum before they receive the opportunity to choose their specialization in college. Acquiring a certain basic knowledge by a taught national curriculum will be beneficial for the student during an entire life, might it be in his/her later profession or personal life. General knowledge is not only important for the future profession of the student; it is also essential during a college career. Connecting the knowledge taught during a specialization in college with a broad knowledge base acquired in pre-education can reveal a great advantage and benefit for the student's future learning. By giving the students the opportunity to create their own curriculum the schooling system looses the control over broad education. Lazy students might choose the easier subjects while students with weaknesses in a certain subject will avoid the classes in fear of bad grading. This leads to the lack of a variety of skills and knowledge and students will be focused on a certain field or subject but will miss the flexibility generated by a broad field of knowledge. The most significant advantage of a national curriculum is the comparability of academic records when evaluating students for college entry. As for example in Germany there has been for a long time a benefit for high school graduates from the southern states concerning their A-level grades in University applications. This was an approach to remove inequalities in schooling systems among the several states in Germany. Due to an increased unification of the schooling system among Germany this benefit system could be terminated some years ago. This example points out the increased difficulties, which are created by a curriculum, which differs among states in a nation. A unified curriculum provides not only advantages but also some drawbacks. Different individuals have different strengths and some students will develop them already very early. By introducing a nation curriculum there are fewer opportunities for students to focus on their strengths and abilities, as they have to follow the general curriculum. Furthermore if a student has to attend a class in which he/she has no interest they will probably not only perform bad but also start distracting their classmates. This requires then an increased ability of the teacher to communicate the knowledge and purpose of the subject to the students to even motivate students who lack the motivation for the subject. Overall it has to be mentioned that a nation wide unified curriculum is very important for the equal treatment and education of students in a country and that benefits outweigh the challenges. Thank you so much for your comments and feedback!