Most governments of the world believe in public education.  But the systems can vary a lot between one country and another.    For example, some countries have only recently begun to educate girls as well as boys.  In the United States, many more students finish high school and go on to college than was the norm 100 or even 50 years ago.

         How many years of schooling is normal in your native country?  What age do children start school and finish school?  How are the schools set up?  Is school usually close to home or far away?  Do students have a choice of schools?  Are there both public and private schools in your native country?  What are some of the reasons why a parent would send their child to public or to private school?

         What kind of schools did you attend as a child or young adult?  What is the difference between each of the schools that you attended?  What schools have had the biggest impact on you?  How?   What classes are required for graduation from high school?  Are sports, theater or music considered important parts of education?

         What are the important milestones in your own education - graduations, important examinations, completion of certain classes? 

         How did students relate to their teachers?  What was the atmosphere of the classroom?  Did you enjoy school?  Why or why not?

         Did you wear a uniform to school?  Was there a dress code or did you wear whatever you wanted?

         When do most students decide on their career?  What affect does the quality of your high school or the choice of college or technical school have upon your future career?

         What important things did you learn outside of school?  From where or from whom did you learn them?


         Pursuing knowledge of God is a life-long learning process.  How relevant or helpful is your own education to your life’s work?

“Continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them; and that from childhood, you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;  that the man of God  may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”  2 Timothy 3:14-16