Энх-Ундрал Hаранбаяр 2020-04-24


Education is of paramount importance to an individual as well as society. No matter which region or country we are living in, we must preserve our education system so that it helps us in preserving our knowledge.

Education helps an individual to grab basic understanding about civilization and their role as a civilian.

But as the geographical region differ, the education system in different countries differs.

Therefore, in this article, we will get a brief glimpse of 10 such different education systems of the present world and their ranking through a yearly poll.

Below is a list of 10 education systems in the world.

#1 Finland

The title is yet to be official; however, according to a survey made recently, Finland has the world’s best education system. The country has been in the limelight since the year 2000 and successfully made into the year 2018.

In fact, when five new parameters were added in the year 2017 for the categorization of best education systems worldwide, Finland managed to perform well and gave strong competition to South Korea and Japan. 

The country ranked higher on indicators, like;

Teachers to student ratio

Number of passing students in primary schools

Number of passing students in secondary schools

Power Ranking score: 114

#2 Japan

Like Finland, Japan has also maintained its second position for three years. Despite such tough competition by South Korea and other countries, it has been bragging the second position without fail. The main indicator contributing to its success has been – development of an understanding of students between the age of 5 to 14.

Power Ranking score: 104

#3 South Korea

South Korea has been a three-time winner of poll (World’s 20 education systems), and it has successfully earned the third position every time. It has given a strong competition to Japan for the second position.

After Japan, only South Korea has worked well in the sector of bringing immense development in students in the age of 5 to 14 years. As per surveyors, the country would have been a strong contender for the 2nd position, but a few indicators made it lose.

A few indicators which denied South Korea second position in the poll are-

Fall in test scores of high school students (calculated annually)

Fall in test scores of graduation students (calculated annually)

Power Ranking score: 101

#4 Denmark

Denmark has never been a celebrated country for its ranking in the poll yet it has been known for its developed education system among elites.

Earlier, Denmark was on position 8, but due to passing the five newly included indicators, it has taken a giant leap from 8th position to 4th.

The indicator that helped Denmark to jump on the 4th position is – increased teacher-to-student ration for secondary and primary schools.

Power Ranking score: 94

#5 Russia

No matter Russia has gained 5th position, yet it should be applauded for being in the top 5 countries with the world’s best education system. Russia’s education system is known for preparing students workspace ready. It also has a good teacher-to-student ratio.

If we talk in numbers, then Russia has a ratio of 1 teacher to 9 students approximately.

Power Ranking score: 91

#6 Norway

Norway was on 16th position in the earlier quarter. However, with certain changes in its education system, it has jumped ten positions and successfully landed to 6th position. 

If we talk about its teacher-to-student ratio than it is ‘1 teacher to 10 students approximately.’

It has competed well with Russia and Japan in term of teacher-to-student ratio.

Power Ranking score: 82

#7 The United Kingdom

Although this country would have been a great competitor to all the five-pointers in the list, yet current clashes between government and teachers has made it fall back on 7th position.

United Kingdom, could get better if government prudently handles the current situations like giving better wages to teachers, enhanced classroom support to students and rendering each class with modern educational facilities.

Power Ranking score: 78

#8 Israel

No matter Israel is kept on 8th position in terms of the education system, it ranks second in terms of the better upbringing of kids and a developed childhood. If we compare the development with yesteryears, people can gather immense changes and betterment.

The enrolment rate in primary schools and graduation has increased a lot, but still, it could not help Israel to grab a position in top 5 until the next year.

Power Ranking score: 77

#9 Sweden

Like its other Nordic mates, Finland, Norway, and Denmark, Sweden has really performed well to keep the pace.

Its progress in the field of education has been impressive from 2015 to 2018. In terms of increased enrolment of students of age between 15 to 18, it has ranked third among the countries.

However, it still has to work hard to improve its world’s top ranking to get in the first five.

Power Ranking score: 75

#10 Hong Kong

If we take account of the last year’s poll of the world’s top 20, then Hong Kong was at 14th position. It has really worked hard on prime indicators and managed to reach the top 10.

The indicator that helped Hong Kong lift its position is – higher enrolment rate of primary age students.

If it works out on enrolment of all age students and their passing test scores then, it could even raise its position and get counted among the top 5.

Power Ranking score: 70

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