Not every country can be proud of its education system. Obviously, there are countries-leaders that can provide the excellent educational opportunities for students from around the world. Also, there are countries schooling system of which leaves much to be desired. Such countries as the United States of America, Great Britain, South Korea, Finland, Norway and Japan are in the top of the world’s educational systems ranking. However, there is one more country that can be definitely added to the list of the countries where you could go to in order to get a great education. It is Canada. Let’s have a look at what this country can offer in terms of education nowadays.
Canadian education in PISA ranking
In 1997 the Program for International Student Assessment was formed. Its abbreviation is PISA and it is a worldwide study aimed to compare education attainment around the world. The tests are held once in 3 years and are run by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). According to one of the recent international PISA tests and evaluations, Canada appeared in the top 10 in such subjects as mathematics, reading and science. Canada’s teenagers appeared to be among the best-educated students in the world, and, in particular, they ended up far ahead of their geographical neighbors (the USA) as well as some leading European countries. Also, according to the results of PISA tests, Canada has the world’s highest number of adults who work and who have a higher education (compared to other countries which took part in OECD testing).
Equal rights policy
Many students in Canada are originally born in families where both parents are from other countries. Nevertheless, due to the number of factors, children of newly-arrived families have no difficulty with integrating into the society. As a result, their academic achievements are impressive. Mainly, this happens because equity is what Canadians make an emphasis on. There is a strong dedication to fairness and equal treatment of any student, regardless of the child’s capabilities, color of skin or origin. In addition to this, one of the key factors is that teachers are well paid (as per international standards) and to become a teacher one needs to be a great professional. High academic performance of students is a natural result of this.
Canada is welcoming international students
The Canadian education policy was always aimed at providing equal chances to everyone. A great effort to offer a quality education by a well-trained staff was always a priority. Compared to many other countries, Canada was always very welcoming towards international students. Now, due to the recent events in the United States (policy of President Trump caused a decrease in the number of international students), the number of applications from overseas students reached record levels and, more than ever, Canada becomes a popular choice as a place to study.
Canada has been always famous for its good quality of living and comparatively affordable education fees, so if you consider studying abroad, such country as Canada becomes a really viable choice.