World schools ranking

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danji1

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Based on Math and Science
Asian countries claimed the top five spots in a global math-and-science-education ranking administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) while the U.S. placed 28th, below much poorer countries such as the Czech Republic and Vietnam.
Singapore ranked best in the world, with Hong Kong placing second and South Korea, Japan and Taiwan rounding out top five, reports the BBC.
At sixth, Finland is the first non-Asian country to appear in the rankings; Ghana came in last place.
“The idea is to give more countries, rich and poor, access to comparing themselves against the world’s education leaders, to discover their relative strengths and weaknesses, and to see what the long-term economic gains from improved quality in schooling could be for them,” said OECD education director Andreas Schleicher.
The new rankings are different the more well-known PISA scores, which traditionally focuses on affluent nations. The latest version, based on tests taken in different regions worldwide, includes 76 countries of varying economic status.
“This is the first time we have a truly global scale of the quality of education,” said Schleicher.
Below is the top 10 as reported by the BBC.
1. Singapore
2. Hong Kong
3. South Korea
4. Japan
4. Taiwan
6. Finland
7. Estonia
8. Switzerland
9. Netherlands
10. Canada

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1. Singapore
2. Hong Kong
3. South Korea
4. Japan (joint)
4. Taiwan (joint)
6. Finland
7. Estonia
8. Switzerland
9. Netherlands
10. Canada
11. Poland
12. Vietnam
13. Germany
14. Australia
15. Ireland
16. Belgium
17. New Zealand
18. Slovenia
19. Austria
20. United Kingdom
21. Czech Republic
22. Denmark
23. France
24. Latvia
25. Norway
26. Luxembourg
27. Spain
28. Italy (joint)
28. United States (joint)
30. Portugal
31. Lithuania
32. Hungary
33. Iceland
34. Russia
35. Sweden
36. Croatia
37. Slovak Republic
38. Ukraine
39. Israel
40. Greece
41. Turkey
42. Serbia
43. Bulgaria
44. Romania
45. UAE
46. Cyprus
47. Thailand
48. Chile
49. Kazakhstan
50. Armenia
51. Iran
52. Malaysia
53. Costa Rica
54. Mexico
55. Uruguay
56. Montenegro
57. Bahrain
58. Lebanon
59. Georgia
60. Brazil
61. Jordan
62. Argentina
63. Albania
64. Tunisia
65. Macedonia
66. Saudi Arabia
67. Colombia
68. Qatar
69. Indonesia
70. Botswana
71. Peru
72. Oman
73. Morocco
74. Honduras
75. South Africa
76. Ghana

Kenya sijui tuko wapi.

From BBC
 
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danji1

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We have educated people but putting the knowledge and skills into good use(innovation and discovery) is hampered by our attitudes and a cruel corrupt system. Though somethings taught in schools seem to be intended to only add to the bulk of units in courses.
 

Ingia

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Thats one part though. Cultural perspectives are the other major ingredient to productivity of such intellect. The japanese and chinese have been known to be better and faster at computation than any other people for centuries. However, foundation of modern mathematics and science was laid by westerners. Simply because their culture allowed the likes of descartes, fourier, Lagrange, liebniz, faraday, newton, etc to spend an entire life pursuing to improve their respective disciplines. That streak can be seen even today. A westerner will spend an entire life deciphering one thing or the other and never bothering much about anything else.
 

danji1

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Thats one part though. Cultural perspectives are the other major ingredient to productivity of such intellect. The japanese and chinese have been known to be better and faster at computation than any other people for centuries. However, foundation of modern mathematics and science was laid by westerners. Simply because their culture allowed the likes of descartes, fourier, Lagrange, liebniz, faraday, newton, etc to spend an entire life pursuing to improve their respective disciplines. That streak can be seen even today. A westerner will spend an entire life deciphering one thing or the other and never bothering much about anything else.
The culture of patience and dedication. Did you know the ancient abacus is still used by some Chinese merchants? The oldest calculator.
 

Ingia

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The culture of patience and dedication. Did you know the ancient abacus is still used by some Chinese merchants? The oldest calculator.
I saw some under 10 japanese children doing maths on that abacus and they were like producing answers like 54585417954.6846884 in a second. They were so much used to the abacus that they didnt have they physical one and were using imaginary abacus.
 

danji1

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I saw some under 10 japanese children doing maths on that abacus and they were like producing answers like 54585417954.6846884 in a second. They were so much used to the abacus that they didnt have they physical one and were using imaginary abacus.
Cool education system that one.
 
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