Education | Countries | World | 20th September 2021 | Virtual Wire
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If you want to reach your career goals, develop yourself personally, learn a new culture or lifestyle, get the best education known for high quality, have crazy adventures and collect great memories, make new friends or expand your professional network, and finally learn a new language, then you should definitely study abroad.
But, of course, we all know that this process will not always be easy. If you want to make your selection process a little easier by getting to know the best-educated countries in the world, then you should read this article.
First of all, let's get acquainted with the statistics of the 10 most literate countries in the world in terms of population in 2020:
· Norway - 43.21%
· Finland - 44.30%
· Australia - 45.36%
· Ireland - 45.66%
· United Kingdom - 45.74%
· United States - 46.36%
· South Korea - 47.74%
· Israel - 50.92%
· Japan - 51.44%
· Canada - 56.71%
After getting acquainted with the countries with the highest literacy rates by population, we can finally get acquainted with the countries with the best education. This list includes many countries, regardless of their location on the continent or continent.
United States of America
The world's economic giant not only hosts prestigious universities but also surpasses its competitors in terms of the best quality of education. In America, which has a $ 1.3 trillion education budget, the literacy rate is 99%. In a country of 81.5 million students, about 38% attend primary school and 26% attend secondary school each year. The number of students continuing post-secondary education is about 20.5 million annually. American citizens receive a free education until high school.
Most students want to study in the United States, but most face financial difficulties. The United States offers more than 1,500 scholarships to international students. For many years, the country has been confidently maintaining its position in the QS World University Rankings until 2021.
In Canada, where the language of education is English and French, people are required to study until the age of 16, and in some areas up to the age of 18. The literacy rate of the population is 99%, which clearly shows that this country has one of the best levels of education. There is no central education system in Canada. States create their own education systems. Compulsory education is 10 years. There are no exams during the transition from primary to secondary education.
The primary and secondary school curriculum aims to develop learning skills in literacy and communication, problem-solving, human relations and technology. In Canada, where a school year is 180-190 days, if the government increased financial support for preschool and primary school education, the country would be the first in the world rankings.
The United Kingdom hosts four of the world's top 10 universities, including the world-famous Oxford University. Therefore, when we talk about the best education, we cannot think of a list without it! There is no doubt about the prestige of education in this country. Leading global companies are eager to attract graduates from UK universities. Numerous subjects and ancient traditions combined with modern technology make England one of the most popular educational institutions in Europe.
In some parts of the United Kingdom, the education system is governed by separate governments. The United Kingdom offers approximately 2,000 scholarships each year to students around the world. These scholarships are for bachelor's, masters and doctoral degrees. Almost all universities in the United Kingdom are in the top 100 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
One of the most important features of the Finnish education system is the quality of teachers. Often the most successful students in the country can be teachers, taking into account not only their school success but also their extracurricular activities. The curriculum, which supports innovation, schools, and extracurricular activities, provides a successful education system. Students study an average of 4 hours a day. There are no exams in the education system. In general, Finland has always been distinguished by the highest level of education.
Undoubtedly, Germany is an example of a country in the world that is constantly striving to develop its education system. The level of education is always considered one of the best in the world. Germany is a country where pre-school education is not compulsory and secondary education is compulsory after primary school. To enter the upper grades, students can apply to 5 different schools according to their abilities, desires and diploma degrees.
Germany is also one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of university and technical education. There are more than 380 officially recognized universities in Germany and they offer more than 17,000 educational programs in total. Some are private, some are public universities. Public universities do not charge students any fees.
The Netherlands was the first non-English-speaking country to offer English-language higher education designed specifically for international students, so those studying in the Netherlands are guaranteed a good education. Even students who do not speak Dutch receive the help they need to succeed in Dutch schools.
They provide teaching in languages other than Dutch for students in grades 1-4 to help them learn in all subjects. They also provide additional funding for underprivileged and ethnic minority students to keep the 94% leave rate at a moderate level. According to UNESCO, the primary schools with the highest proportion of students with disabilities have an average of 58% more teachers and support staff.
Sweden, with an almost 100% literacy rate, is undoubtedly one of the best places for higher education. 9 years of education is compulsory in Sweden. After compulsory education, there are alternatives to continuing vocational education or normal high school education, depending on the student's success. Schools are run by municipalities and education, books and lunch are provided free of charge. Sweden offers more than a thousand scholarships to international students every year.
The Swiss education system is one of the best in the world. Primary education is essential for all children in Switzerland, where education is essential. Switzerland, ranked 25th in the world in science, 8th in mathematics and 15th in general, also has many Nobel Prize-winning scientists and writers.
Switzerland is one of the most popular countries for university education abroad after Australia. In particular, the century-old universities in Basel and Swiss universities, in general, have a high reputation in the fields of medicine, chemistry and biochemistry. According to the report of the World Economic Forum, Switzerland ranks first in the world in the ranking of global competitive forces.
The Danish education system covers preschool-primary-secondary school and adult education. In Denmark, where education is compulsory until the age of 16, secondary and university education is divided into subgroups according to the abilities of the students. Although "Folkeskole" - the last grades of school and higher education is not compulsory, 82% of students in the country continue their education. Denmark, where the concepts of education and civilization are of great importance, is at the top of the United Nations list, especially in terms of living standards.
Norway, which is highly rated by the United Nations in terms of human development, prioritizes education for its 5.4 million inhabitants. Scandinavians spend about 7% of GDP on education (about 1.5% less than in the US) and keep the student-teacher ratio below 9:1.
Based on the national curriculum, arts and crafts, food and health, music and physical education are also part of the program, and each is given equal importance. Their system works openly. 100% of Norway's school-age population is enrolled in school, 97% has some secondary education, and most importantly, they are making great strides in bridging the gender gap in education.
Japan, which has a technology-based education model, has made good use of this situation and has shown its emphasis on education, especially with its budget for preschool and primary school students. Japan has a very different education system than many other countries in the world. Japan, which emphasizes moral development, provides third-grade children with an exam-free education that supports their spiritual development.
At the same time, there is almost no lack of attendance in a disciplined education system. There are no cleaners in schools, students do the cleaning themselves. The university exam is the most important exam that determines the course of their lives. With more than 150,000 international students, Japan is one of the most popular destinations for international students. It is one of the most loved and chosen countries with high educational standards, a safe and peaceful place of study, low tuition fees and scholarships that offer many opportunities.
If we talk about the highest level of education in the countries, it is quite acceptable to give wide space to Asian countries. South Korea is a country that usually has a labour-intensive regime. Since academic performance is so important, students dedicate themselves to getting a good education. The system is fully supported by the exam and abilities are not taken into account. The South Korean education system is organized as 6 + 3 + 3 + 4 years, the first two stages of which are mandatory.
Students go to school 7 days a week. Preschool education and high school are not mandatory. Universities choose their students themselves. The Korean government allocates very high budgets for education and considers education as a very serious matter as a country. In this way, South Korea will inevitably have the best education system and the highest level of education in the world.
In Singapore, where the quality of primary education is high, education is one of everyone's priorities, regardless of age. As one of the most widely accepted education systems in the world, the Singapore education system accepts mathematics and science courses as core subjects. Students with the best results in science and mathematics in the world come from Singapore every year. Singaporean mathematics is also very popular in the world in terms of materials used and teaching methods.
They believe that education is one of the most important factors influencing life, especially the economy. There is no exam-oriented education. With an education system that emphasizes 21st-century skills and values such as self-awareness, relationship management, and responsible decision-making, it ranks high in OECD education reports.
Hong Kong, which largely preserves the education system established by the British, is one of the world's best education systems in terms of quality and content in primary and secondary education. English and Chinese are the country's educational languages. The whole system is focused on exams, and students grow up with exam pressure. 94.6% of the population is literate.
In Australia, where English is the language of instruction, 99% of people are literate. More than half of people have at least a 9-year school diploma, and about 35% have a school or university diploma. In the lists prepared by various educational institutions, Australia is among the top 10 in the world in reading, science and mathematics.
The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, who holds a master's degree from the University of New South Wales, has announced 2,450 fully-funded scholarships to study at Australian universities.
But how do these countries get a chance to take high places in the OECD rankings?
· They are interested in the individual characteristics of students.
· They create an education system that meets world standards.
· They make sure that teachers are prepared and successful.
· They ensure equality in education.
· Provides training to enhance student and teacher performance.