Countries with the best education
Every three years PISA comes with the list of countries with the best education. PISA is the Program for International Student Assessment Monitoring.
PISA is an international survey of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) into the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds.
The Finns are in this list on one, but the Netherlands does the keigoed with an 8th place.
Yes, yes, the umpteenth list proving that our little country by the sea is quite nice with respect to the rest of the world and also look at the other lists.
10. Canada – Canada has the same score as the US and is doing particularly well in the field of education. More than half of the population has studied.
9. Iceland – People in Iceland have a high life expectancy. They average 82.7 years old.
8. Ireland – Crime is low in Ireland. An average of 1.1 people per 1,000 inhabitants is murdered.
7. The Netherlands – the Netherlands scores particularly well due to the low income inequality, which has been declining since the 1990s
6. Singapore – People in Singapore also live long. The average life expectancy is 83 years.
5. Denmark – Denmark has a shared place with Singapore. The income inequality between men and women is relatively low, with a gender wage gap of 7.8 percent for full-timers. In the US, that gap is 17.9 percent.
4. Germany – Since October 2014, all universities are free for Germans and international students. 96% of Germans have followed secondary education.
3. Switzerland – This country scores well on health. On average, people are about 83 years old and there is a very low risk for diseases such as malaria, HIV and tuberculosis.
2. Australia – Australia scores the same number of points as Switzerland. About 5 percent of Australian national income goes to education. Most Australians go to school for about 20 years.
1. Norway – For the thirteenth year in a row, Norway is at the top of this list.
From the UN report it can also be concluded that the world is becoming an increasingly better place to live. Although 800 million people are still suffering from daily hunger, some 1 billion people have come out of poverty in the last 25 years.
Purpose of PISA
The objective of the OECD survey is to assess whether pupils are well prepared to face the challenges of the future. Can the youth analyze, reason and effectively communicate their ideas? The pupils make tests for reading literacy, mathematics and natural sciences worldwide.
The Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education says that the performance of Dutch 15-year-olds is internationally high. Our students score well above the OECD average in mathematics and occupy an excellent fourth place. In addition our country also scores well on literacy , the low percentage of toppers in the Netherlands young people who score particularly high is striking.
2015: a new research focuses on natural sciences
Each probation year is one of the three subject matter areas of the list of reading literacy, mathematical literacy and natural scientific literacy. A smaller number of items will then be taken from the other two subjects. The first survey took place in 2000. In 2015 a new round takes place and natural sciences are the main subject. In addition, the students make the test ‘solving a collaborative problem’ and the test ‘financial literacy’. The results of this PISA survey of 2015 will be published in 2016. ”
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