Brazil x USA

Eduardo Javorsky

                   Brazil vs. USA


Hi, my name is Eduardo Javorsky. Today I will talk about schools in Brazil and the United States.This is my opinion based on the 10 year I stayed in Brazil and the 3 years I’ve lived in  America.


 First of all, the discipline is different. The teachers are more aggressive, mean and serious in Brazil.You can be expelled very easily there, but it’s different in the United States. The teachers are better, they give more attention, and they are very nice because here we get good discipline and new chances to learn things. In Brazil it’s harder to be a successful person,but in America we have good opportunities to have a brilliant education and future. 


The homework in Brazil to America doesn’t change much but in Brazil the homework is much harder and we have it everyday without ever missing a day. If we lose the homework it’s detention and no excuses. In America if you forget your homework you don’t get in as much trouble. Also in America, the homework is a little hard to understand, but I still try. The rooms in Brazil are giant and have a lot of chairs and students. In America we have smaller rooms and  less students. In Brazil we are also very touchy and talkative.In America we need to have permission to touch other people and you have to be careful with who you talk to. Which is kind of annoying


We also have a computing class in Brazil where we can play games and learn more about coding and computers. I don’t think we have this in the USA because I never learned about it. In Brazil  we also have charts for our names that we put in our shirts so people can see our names. 


P.E in Brazil is a little different too! We play soccer and we have a teacher that gives food to us when we need it, but not all schools do that. We also have a school system in Brazil that is kinda similar to the USA’s Elementary School, middle school,high school and University education. The only difference is that the Elementary School and middle school are together. It’s everything in one school so we don’t have a middle School there.


The information below is from the website:


  “In Brazil, Elementary School is divided into two phases, called Elementary School 1 (1st to 5th grades) and Elementary School 2 (6th to 9th grades). During ElementarySchool 1 each group of students is usually assisted by a single teacher. As for Elementary School 2, there are as many teachers as there are subjects. In Brazil, high School is called Secondary School. Secondary School lasts three years. The minimum is 2,200 hours of tuition over three years. Students must have completed Elementary School before being allowed to enroll in Secondary School. 


In Brazil Secondary School education is mandatory for those intending to pursue university studies. Additionally, students must pass an entrance exam for their specific course of study. The number of candidates per university place can be more than 30 or 40 for one of the most competitive courses in public universities.In some courses with a small number of places available, this number can be as high as 200 people allowed.”


In the USA we have kindergarten through elementary school. “Kindergarten for many kids in Brazil is part of the Elementary School module, being a kind of year 0. Most children who attend kindergarten in the U.S are between 5 and 6 years old.”


 In the USA we also have middle school, Brazil does not have middle School. “In Elementary 2, the students already deal with more specific subjects and content, aiming at preparing for Secondary School . Unlike Secondary School in Brazil, which lasts for 3 years, high School lasts 4 years in the U.S. The flexibility of subjects and the dynamic and participative classes are very impressive features of the educational system in the United States. 


Instead of the student having to do 12 mandatory subjects, as is common in Brazil. In high School in the USA, the mandatory subjects are,English, mathematics, history and science. The other subjects are electives such as physics, chemistry, arts, debate, sports, writing, and cooking. The student chooses what they prefer to attend too.”

This is all, I hope you enjoyed reading!