The world's most successful school systems: what we can learn from them

The task of education systems is to achieve high academic results and ensure the personal growth of children - regardless of where you go to school, you must keep in mind that your education is influenced by the culture and mentality of the country, which means that some systems can be very limiting for a child, others help him exceed his own expectations. What are the most successful school systems in the world?

The school system in Slovenia consists of primary (primary education), secondary (secondary education) and tertiary (university and higher education) education. Primary school education is compulsory, the decision on whether the individual will continue with secondary school or study is up to him personal. In this context, some experts have been warning for several years that such a system should exist education "bad" (referring mainly to the curriculum and assessment method) - children should be overburdened, the emphasis should be on delivery of learning material and not on the communication through which the child is supposed to acquire skills.

The above concerns certainly they raise some important questions, which they have been dealing with in other countries for several years - and they came to the conclusion that children need more than just sitting in benches, copying from the blackboard and doing homework. It's hard to argue that in this world there is a perfect education system, but we can say, that's what some show  data, that there are some countries that have achieved and are still achieving today with different approaches outstanding academic results.

Web page The world university ranking she also passed this year review of thousands of schools - they analyzed the participation, development and quality of the education system in different countries - to find out which ones the most successful school systems in the world.

The most successful school systems in the world:

Med 10 of the best countries has found itself six European countries, two North American and one Asian ter Australia. We decided to present to you systems selected by us, from which you can also benefit (even if you may have completed an official educational path) you learn a lot. They left a great impression on us!

10. The Netherlands
9. Japan
8. Sweden
7. Switzerland
6. Australia
5. France
4. Germany
3. Canada
2. United States of America
1. United Kingdom
What are the most successful school systems in the world?
What are the most successful school systems in the world?


Emphasis on personality development

Anyone who has visited Japan or spoken to the locals knows that they apply Japanese for polite people with manners. Japanese culture places an extremely high emphasis on personality development, before the child focuses on traditional education with official tests.
The first years of school children learn o respect, justice, compassion, self-control, determination and generosity, which should become a part of their nature, as well as of distinction good from bad. While many schools employ janitors and cleaners, in Japan classrooms, corridors, cafeterias and toilets are allegedly cleaned by students themselves. In this way, they keep order and learn, how important cleanliness is, but at the same time such tasks encourage teamwork among classmates and the awareness that every work is respected.

Personality development is important in Japan.
Personality development is important in Japan.


Less is more

Finland is also enjoying great success when it comes to education system, which for them is based on the "less is more" principle. Teachers in Finland reportedly spend approx 600 hours for classical lessons in the classroom - the advantage of such teaching is that teachers can invest more time in professional development, which in turn affects the improved quality of the lecture, not the quantity. Such a system should not only bring benefits to the children, but also to the teaching staff.
Finland (and other Scandinavian countries) should give priority external activities – children in Finland spend a lot of time on research and playing, which should be an integral part of learning that is just as important as the classroom environment. In addition to the positive qualities that spending time outdoors has on the body, it also helps them achieve own happiness.

Discovering the world outside the classroom is important in Finland.
Discovering the world outside the classroom is important in Finland.


There is no comparison between schools

National knowledge tests are used in different countries around the world used to compare the achievements of different schools, which can in turn affect children's performance. In Germany it is they do not publish league tables, which means that schools constantly they care about their reputation and are therefore less goal-oriented (e.g. first place).

German schools are supposed to guarantee the freedom of teachers and students because they want to reduce inhibition of creativity - thereby contributing to the fact that teachers and students focus on the educational process, not on the results, which in turn enables less pressure and a more enjoyable approach to learning.

Have you yourself come across a school system that left an impression on you? Then trust us in the comment!

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