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Top school performers by country

  • Finland
  • South Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • Canada   

Finnish schools the best in the world, again, UK improved but where is Sweden?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Finland persistently maintains its position as the best country to design education and schools in such a way that pupils get the best pout of education. As such in a new classification, Finland remain a top dog in education, with South Korea in second and Hong Kong third.

The United Kingdom is improving but conspicuously absent on the top place is Sweden. Where is Sweden among the best who design the best school in the globe?
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Finnish broadcaster, Yle reports that the study, cull from the British economic magazine, the  Economist Intelligence Unit, found that the top two performers develop high-quality teachers, value accountability and have a moral mission that underlies education efforts. The report compared literacy rates, school attendance and university graduation rates.

“[In Finland] kids start school later; school hours are shorter than most others; they don’t assign homework; their teachers are in front of kids less. By one estimate, Italians go to school three years longer,” said Robert Schwartz from the Harvard Graduate School of Education of the Finnish system, reports Yle.
See the report here from Yle
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