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Which Countries Have the Best Education Systems?

30 JUL 2015
Career Path : Education News
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Everyone can agree that education is considered important throughout the world. However, it varies by country and no two education systems are exactly the same. In fact, some countries actually have better systems than others.

Pearson education group has recently assessed the education systems around the world to determine which countries rank highest according to certain measurable aspects within their systems, like student grades, for example. Interestingly enough, the results showed that there are actually two countries that hold the highest spots on the list; Finland and North Korea.

In both countries, education is held in very high regards and teachers are treated with a lot of respect. South Korea is actually one of the most dedicated countries in the world where education is concerned. In fact, the students in South Korea attend school seven days a week—something that is truly inconceivable to us North Americans.

Finnish schools assign less homework, as they aim to engage children in more creative activities. Finland’s education system tends to place more of an emphasis on things like equality, collaboration and wellness.

If you are interested in learning which other countries made the cut, here are the top 20:

  1. Finland
  2. South Korea
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Japan
  5. Singapore
  6. UK
  7. Netherlands
  8. New Zealand
  9. Switzerland
  10. Canada
  11. Ireland
  12. Denmark
  13. Australia
  14. Poland
  15. Germany
  16. Belgium
  17. USA
  18. Hungary
  19. Slovakia
  20. Russia

Where does your country stand on this list?