Countries ranked on maths and science results
The Singapore education system has continued to impress over the years and is giving the UK education system a run for its money. The country ranks highly in primary education and is thought to be inching closer to beating the UK in terms of quality education.
Since Switzerland has no natural resources, education and knowledge have become very important resources. Therefore Switzerland claims to have one of the world's best education systems. Because the cantons are responsible for educational services (kindergarten, schools, universities), education may vary significantly between cantons. For example, some cantons start to teach the first foreign language at fourth grade, while others start at seventh grade. This can turn moving with children between cantons into a nightmare.
In Switzerland, most children go to public schools. Private schools usually are expensive and people tend to think that students of private schools probably didn't make it at the public school. Public schools include elementary school,secondary school and universities. Most municipalities provide kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. Most cantons provide at least one secondary school. There are eleven universities in Switzerland, nine are run by cantons, two are run by the confederation.
After elementary school, kids may either choose to go to secondary school or to start an apprenticeship. In the later case, after finishing the apprenticeship, it is still possible to start an academic career at either a secondary school or a so called university of applied sciences.
Netherlands is quite the opposite of all these other countries. They have invested a lot in early childhood development and are ranked quite highly but have not done the same in the other areas.The country has one of the lowest high school graduates hence their poor ranking.
of all the countries in the world, Canada has the highest rate of college graduates. Although this is quite impressive they tend to overlook the benefits of investing in their children’s education in terms of early childhood education. Once they do that they will simply rank highly on the list.
|Countries ranked on maths and science results for 15 year olds:|
|1. Singapore||21. Czech Republic||41. Turkey||61. Jordan|
|2. Hong Kong||22. Denmark||42. Serbia||62. Argentina|
|3. South Korea||23. France||43. Bulgaria||63. Albania|
|4. Japan||24. Latvia||44. Romania||64. Tunisia|
|5. Taiwan||25. Norway||45. UAE||65. Macedonia|
|6. Finland||26. Luxembourg||46. Cyprus||66. Saudi Arabia|
|7. Estonia||27. Spain||47. Thailand||67. Colombia|
|8. Switzerland||28. Italy||48. Chile||68. Qatar|
|9. Netherlands||29. United States||49. Kazakhstan||69. Indonesia|
|10. Canada||30. Portugal||50. Armenia||70. Botswana|
|11. Poland||31. Lithuania||51. Iran||71. Peru|
|12. Vietnam||32. Hungary||52. Malaysia||72. Oman|
|13. Germany||33. Iceland||53. Costa Rica||73. Morocco|
|14. Australia||34. Russia||54. Mexico||74. Honduras|
|15. Ireland||35. Sweden||55. Uruguay||75. South Africa|
|16. Belgium||36. Croatia||56. Montenegro||76. Ghana|
|17. New Zealand||37. Slovak Republic||57. Bahrain|
|18. Slovenia||38. Ukraine||58. Lebanon|
|19. Austria||39. Israel||59. Georgia|
|20. United Kingdom||40. Greece||60. Brazil|