Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory


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Which country has one of the world's highest rates of high school graduation?

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1. Compulsory education in the U.S. was enacted following _____.

2. The average age range of compulsory education laws across the U.S. is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do you know how many American adults earn their high school diplomas? How are children educated in different types of societies? If you want to pass this quiz, make sure you can answer these and other questions about how culture impacts schooling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked questions about the following:

  • Percentage of American adults graduating high school
  • When compulsory education was enacted in the U.S.
  • Average age range of compulsory education in the U.S.
  • Primary way children are educated in pre-industrial societies
  • What fraction of the population worldwide cannot read or write

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about differences in schooling across the globe
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding compulsory education and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as schooling in industrialized and pre-industrialized societies

Additional Learning

For further insight into education standards around the world, review the corresponding lesson titled Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how education can vary widely between cultures
  • Describe the importance gender plays in some countries
  • Appreciate how skills are taught in poorer countries
  • Identify what compulsory education laws did for higher-income countries
  • Know the benefits and possible detriment of the education system in wealthier countries