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Finland tops list of 20 best countries in terms of education systems

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 07:20 hrs

A UK-based education firm has released the list of top 20 countries that offer best education system.

The rankings combine international test results and data such as graduation rates between 2006 and 2010.

According to the BBC, the first and second places are taken by Finland and South Korea, respectively.

The report quoted Sir Michael Barber, Pearson's chief education adviser, as saying that successful countries give teachers a high status and have a 'culture' of education.

Here's the global league table published by Pearson:

Finland

South Korea

Hong Kong

Japan

Singapore

UK

Netherlands

New Zealand

Switzerland

Canada

Ireland

Denmark

Australia

Poland

Germany

Belgium

USA

Hungary

Slovakia

Russia

According to the report, the concluded that spending is important, but not as much as having a culture that is supportive of learning. (ANI)




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