A lot of researches are held all the time and this one concerns education systems of different countries. Various principals were taking into account while making this ranking, so let`s check the results!
Japan is the leading country concerning literacy, science and math. In this country students attend elementary school for 6 years, three years of junior high school and three years of high school. During this time they have to decide whether they wish to go to university or no. Going to high school is not obligatory for everyone, still 98% of students attend it.
The Barbados government invests education sphere a lot, most of the schools are funded and run by the state. The level of literacy is one of the highest in the world and it reaches 98%. Primary is from 4 to 11, secondary is from 11 to 18.
9. New Zealand
Children at the age of 5 to 19 get primary and secondary education in New Zealand and school is compulsory between 6 and 16. You can find 3 types of secondary schools in New Zealand. They are state schools where study approximately 85% of children, state-integrated – private schools which were integrated into the state but still keep their charter and educate 12%, totally private schools which teach 3% of students.
Estonia is the country which really cares about its education system, it spends around 4% of GPD on education. Education Act stated in 1992 contains the main goals of education. Its education strive to build a personality in each child, they create favorable conditions for the family traditions, nation. Students are aimed to get not only knowledge on sciences but on the general aspects of life which will help each student to be a conscious citizen.
Most secondary schools are funded by state but they are privately owned, there are also state comprehensives and vocational schools. Recent researches state that Ireland`s spending on education has fallen because of the crisis. So there`s a possibility it will suffer in the future.
In 2012 the BBC reported that Qatar, the country rich in oil, was becoming one of the most successful players in the field of education development, they use innovations and changes that are efficient to all students. This country does its best implementing the ideas of the Vision program of 2030 to make own country self-sufficient. All citizens have a right to visit state-funded schools for free, foreign students are to attend private schools.
Dutch students are considered to be the happiest concerning the research of 2013. They get not much homework to do, they get little pressure and stress. Schools in the Netherlands are divided into faith schools and "neutral" and there also a small number of private schools.
This country gets high scores in the PISA (a Programme for International Student Assessment) testing, which compares knowledge of students from different countries. Unfortunately, the education system is not developed well, as students from the young age are under pressure.
There exist 4 different genres of secondary schools in Belgium, they are general, technical, vocational and art secondary schools. Education is well-funded in Belgium and it holds the priority positions here. A great range of private and state schools is available for children of 4-18 years old. Education is for free or at law cost.
Lessons in Switzerland are held in different languages depending on the region, German, French and Italian are the most popular. From secondary school students are separated depending on their abilities. Only 5% of students attend private schools.
Finland is famous all over the world with its education system. Students here study in the same classes not depending on their abilities and knowledge. This helps to make the gap between the weakest and the strongest to be the smallest in the world. Children here get little homework and they pass only one test at the age of 16.
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