Top 10 Best Education Systems in the World


According to Global reports and schools performing  , those with the current top best education system in world are:


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1. Finland

There, teachers are held in a similar respect to the way that doctors and lawyers have tended to be for decades in the west. In Finland, being held back in schools is almost unheard of except in extreme cases and in these cases, the teachers work with a team of social workers, nurses and psychologists. Teachers are generally trusted to do literally whatever works to ensure that each child is learning, even if it means giving something similar to private royal tutoring. Finland’s school select only the top 10% of their college graduates to receive a master’s degree in education, many schools are small enough that the teachers are familiar with every student on an individual basis. Almost 30% of the nation’s students receive individualized assistance for up to their first nine years of school and they also do their best to keep the teacher and student ratio ethnically homogenous.
Here are some other small pointers as to why Finland currently has the top education rankings in the world according to MBC: kids don’t typically start school until 7 years of age, young children don’t receive homework and typically don’t take exams until they’re 13, all classes are small with only 16 students at the maximum and also include mixed abilities, the students receive plenty of break time and teacher training is provided by their government


2. South Korea

Probably the only reason they’re not tied with Finland as number one is because of their issue with massive unemployment for graduates. During the last six decades or so, South Korea invested very heavily in their education system and a majority of it included spending the equivalent of $17.9 billion on private tuition in 2012 alone. They start preparing their students for college exams very early on, around four out of five of their elementary-level children also receive private tutoring. In 2011 alone, around 64% of their population in the age range of 25-34 had college degrees. As in Finland, being a teacher is a very respected profession and they truly believe in educating their students for their sake of their futures.

3. Hong Kong

Even though their system currently has only nine years of mandatory schooling, it is becoming more likely that students will receive 12 years. Their schools are divided into three sectors: public schools, subsidized schools (which are funded by charities) and private schools. In recent times, they have been making the effort to move away from being exam-based and toward a more continuous assessment system. Virtually all students are required to wear uniforms and most schools have a system of very strict discipline. Their schools are extremely competitive and naturally, almost every parent wants their child to receive theirs in one with the highest education quality, which is usually a private or subsidized school and as a result, they have high waiting lists and there are often as many as 35-45 students to a single classroom.


4. Japan

In Japan, literacy is mandatory and currently remains at 100%. Though high school is not mandatory, its enrollment remains at 96% with a 2% and increasing dropout rate. Around 46% of their high school graduates go on to college. Their Ministry of Education closely supervises the entire curriculum and this is what is still making Japan’s education system one of the best in world education. Their new year starts in April. Typically, students attend school for six hours a day and there is always homework and drills to do even on their vacations (which last for six weeks during the summer and two during the winter). Most junior high students are required to wear uniforms and one teacher typically teaches all subjects at the elementary level.


5. Singapore

The students’ abilities in maths, science and reading is constantly tested and they remain among the highest ranking. Teaching is universal across their schools and draws from both Western and Eastern traditions. Their teachers draw on textbooks and drills and emphasize on the ability to clearly represent problems especially in mathematics and there is not much student discussion. Students are generally very compliant and their schools hold a general motto of “teaching is talking, learning is listening”.

6. U.K

is second place among Europe’s top best education system in the world and sixth internationally. In the U.K., they generally believe in the link between a good education and economic growth. They have increased usage of technology but believe that this reinforces rather than replaces the teacher’s position. They believe that their biggest challenge is to replicate past reputable brilliant schools and teachers rather than to entirely reinvent the wheel every time.


7. Netherlands

Emphasizes on public rather than private education though some of their schools are religious, all three are government-funded. The childrens’ schooling starts at age four or five and then is only partially mandatory after the age of 16 when they usually attend at least two days a week.


8. New Zealand

New Zealand has a similar system to the U.S. in that it follows primary, secondary and post-secondary education more or less straight through and their calendar year varies a little with most running from late January to mid-December. In 2009, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment, they ranked seventh in science and reading and 13th at maths. School is mandatory for ages six through 16 although free primary education is offered from the time they are five until the year following their 19th birthdays. Those with disabilities are also allowed to stay in school until the age of 21 though with ages 16 and older. Those living 4.8 kilometers or less within the nearest walking distance can actually be exempted from attending that school but may be required to enroll in a corresponding school. Most remain in school for 13 years.


9. Switzerland

Most of their children attend public schools since private schools are expensive and are generally thought to be for those who had difficulties in public schools. Elementary school is mandatory and after that, the kids have the option of either high school or starting an apprenticeship (which can include anything that involves working with hands, such as that of a mechanic to working in an office though they are also trained in a school for two or three days a week on top of being trained directly with the company). Kindergarten is not yet mandatory in all regions but most children do go for a year or two since they must start elementary school at the age of seven.


10. Canada

They have the lowest tuition fees in the English-speaking world and their college degrees are internationally applicable in both technical and professional areas. International students are qualified to work in the Canadian area up to a year upon graduation and can work on-campus without a work permit though plans to change this are currently underway. In 2009, they ranked fifth on reading, science and mathematics despite the lack of federal offices and education departments.




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