The Best School Systems Of The World
School systems around the world differ. Some are considered better due to their statistics, some are considered better because of the way they teach their students. Which school systems are considered the best in the world? Why are they considered greater than other systems? The way school teaches and the quality of the school could affect where one chooses to live in the future. There could also be an improvement to the school system in the U.S. if it was known what needed to change.
Websites with .org as a domain are published by an educational or governmental institution, meaning that they can be more reliable and are less likely to give false or biased information. It was pretty easy to find websites talking about the statistics but harder to find websites that talked about the actual teaching within these schools and what makes them better in that field. The credibility of sources wasn’t too worrying being that .org usually makes them good resources. Figuring out whether the companies that made them were official took just a quick google search.
Before going into this, I knew that the school system in the U.S. would most definitely not be in the top-ranked around the world. This came to be true being that I did not see them ranked a single time in any of the websites I explored. Different organizations rank the school systems differently, however, there seems to be some countries that tend to be in the top few. Educational or governmental organizations such as NCEE ranked Finland, Japan, and South Korea within the top ten. As well as New Jersey Minority Educational Development, which ranked the same 3 countries within the top ten. On one source, however, Denmark was ranked before Finland. According to ncee.org, “Finland’s education system is widely acknowledged as one of the best in the world.” This quote states that it is “widely acknowledged” meaning that it is well known among people that Finland is the best/ one of the best school systems in the world. It is said that “The education system of Finland is celebrated in great esteem and is considered as one of the best education systems in the world. For years, this country outperformed the United States in science, math, and reading” (Edsys.in) Not only do they value education, but they are also statistically better than other countries including us here in the U.S.. It was also stated that many school systems have recently undergone changes, making them do better on the rankings, “South Korea’s education system underwent a series of rapid changes in the second half of the 20th century resulting in a comprehensive school system and a 70% increase in adult literacy.” As well as, “Canada, due to a wide series of reforms in the past two decades, has emerged as an educational leader in international assessment rankings” (Ncee.org). Some countries are making changes in order to better their learning. Despite this, Finland is still considered the best and the U.S. has not done anything to improve its score. In the end, many countries are starting to prioritize their education and schools as should we here in the U.S.
If the chance presents itself, it is possible to better our school system to make them more like the ones I researched. It is very unlikely that we become one of the better ones in the world, however, something should still be done. No country has beaten Finland's school system in years but some places are starting to make the needed changes. Researching topics like this comes pretty easy being that it has to do with education meaning that many sources will be credible because it is a widely controversial topic amongst the people who create unbiased sources.