FIVE COUN­TRIES SHAK­ING UP THE ED­U­CA­TION SYS­TEM

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FIN­LAND Fin­land has long shown a sharp con­sis­tently rank­ing amongst the top coun­tries for its model. Some re­duc­ing home­work down to pri­mary and se­condary school their so­cio-eco­nomic back­ground.

SOUTH KOREA

sys­tem built on tough and so­cial mo­bil­ity. The cur­ricu­lum is

JA­PAN

school learn­ing and ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar sub­jects such as po­etry and much of the fate of Ja­panese high school into col­lege rests on THE NETHER­LANDS The Dutch school sys­tem ac­counts struc­tures in the world. It puts Dutch chil­dren are found to be the hap­pi­est in the world – but its school test re­sults show this isn’t at the ex­pense of learn­ing. Dutch stu­dents are a full year ahead of their US coun­ter­parts in built on per­son­alised and so­cial key fea­ture of the sys­tem be­ing de­pend­ing on the path­way they choose to pur­sue.

SWITZER­LAND

ma­jor­ity of stu­dents in Switzer­land free and con­sid­ered to hold an in­cred­i­bly high stan­dard. The coun­try is also known for its

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