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Education in South Korea: High Performance of the Smartest Kids in the World

Education in South Korea: High Performance of the Smartest Kids in the World South Korea has topped the lists of students' performance in international tests and comparisons League table: overall index rank and score 2014 2012 1 O SOUTH KOREA 1 + FINLAND 1.30 1.26 2 JAPAN 2 O SOUTH KOREA 1.03 1.23 SINGAPORE HONG KONG-CHINA 0.99 0.90 HONG KONG-CHINA 4 JAPAN 0.96 0.89 5 + FINLAND 5 SINGAPORE 0.92 0.84 6 UNITED KINGDOM 6 CN UNITED KINGDOM 0.67 0.60 7 1l CANADA NETHERLANDS 0.60 0.59 14 UNITED STATES 17 UNITED STATES 0.39 0.35 * Annual global educational performance report by Pearson Education that uses statistics on such indicators as spending, school attendance, teacher salary, test scores (including PISA, TIMSS, and PIRLS), employment rates and salaries to rank the countries Index of cognitive skills and educational attainment 2014 Educational Attainment rank and score Cognitive Skills rank and score 1 O SOUTH KOREA SINGAPORE 1.35 1.65 2 UNITED KINGDOM 2 O SOUTH KOREA 0.96 1.35 POLAND HONG KONG-CHINA 0.99 1.34 + FINLAND JAPAN 0.79 1.20 5 - DENMARK 5 + FINLAND 0.75 0.79 UNITED STATES 11 UNITED STATES 0.19 0.49 Source: thelearningcurve.pearson.com Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Percent of students at each proficiency benchmark Did not meet benchmarks Advanced High Intermidiate Low TIMSS 4th grade Math 2011 SINGAPORE 43 35 16 5 2 : SOUTH KOREA 39 41 17 HONG KONG 37 43 16 TAIWAN 34 40 19 JAPAN 30 40 23 6 11 UNITED STATES 13 34 34 15 TIMSS 8th grade Math 2011 1 : SOUTH KOREA 47 30 16 2 SINGAPORE 48 30 14 TAIWAN 49 24 15 45 HONG KONG 34 37 18 JAPAN 27 34 26 10 a' UNITED STATES 23 38 24 TIMSS 4th grade science 2011 1 * SOUTH KOREA 29 44 22 SINGAPORE 33 35 al 3 + FINLAND 20 45 27 JAPAN 14 44 32 RUSSIA 16 36 34 12 45 UNITED STATES 15 34 32 15 TIMSS 8th grade science 2011 1 SINGAPORE 40 29 18 2 TAIWAN 24 36 25 11 3 : SOUTH KOREA 20 37 29 11 JAPAN 18 39 29 11 5 + FINLAND 13 40 35 11 10 UNITED STATES 10 30 34 20 Source: ncee.org Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) - Creative Problem Solving test Problem-solving performance among participating countries/economies and regions Mean Scores for PISA test 2012 SINGAPORE 562 2 : KOREA 561 JAPAN 552 MACAO-CHINA 540 5 HONG KONG-CHINA 540 30 UNITED STATES 508 Source: oecd.org Comparing Us to Them O SOUTH KOREA UNITED STATES Public expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure 15.7% 13% Graduation rate at upper secondary level 94% 76.8% Pupil-teacher ratio (primary school) 20.9 13.6 220 180 Days in a school year Source: edudemic.com What makes Korean students so successful? Korea puts an emphasis on their students developing basic skills (numeracy and literacy) 3. The crucial role of the teacher All teachers, including part-time teachers, must complete a teacher certificate training program at a nationally accredited institution with a grade average of at least 75% 21 Non-stop study South Korean students study more than kids in any other country in the world. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at school + 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at Hagwon (private school of extra class: 4 of kids attend about 100,000 3. hagwons in South Korea) Investments 19 trillion won ($17.9 billion) was spent on education in 2013 Korea spends more on education in proportion to the size of its economy than most other countries. In 2008, it invested 7.6% of its gross domestic product in education Nearly 25% of family income is spent on children's education Technology South Korea was the 1st country in the world to provide high speed Internet to every school EDUNET - students can access a huge storehouse of quality educational content. Images, modules, videos and more are all arranged by curriculum topic. NEIS - The National Education Information Service helps reduce teacher workload by streamlining procedures. 2. Culture matters more than income In South Korea there's a strong social belief that education should be highly valued Sources: c.ymcdn.com, keepeek.com, pearsonfoundation.org The Future 2015 2016 All subjects at all levels in all schools will be taught with digital textbooks. Students will use a TV lectures broadcasting on EBS to give more learning opportunities to students with lower income combination of desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones 2018 2017 ШІ All admission costs, tuition fees and textbooks in high schools will be covered by the state Test-free semesters in all middle schools to give students some relief from rote learning Sources: monitor.icef.com, bbc.co.uk Sources https://in.news.yahoo.com/south-korea-best-education-system-world-070009223.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2014/05/21/why-asian-nations-dominate-global-educat ion-rankings/ http://thelearningcurve.pearson.com/reports/the-learning-curve-report-2014 http://thelearningcurve.pearson.com/index/index-ranking http://thelearningcurve.pearson.com/data-visualisation-tools/heat-map/education-input-indicators http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2014/05/new_global_index_from_pearson_puts_us.html http://faculty.washington.edu/sangok/education.PDF http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/data-release-2011/pdf/TIMSS-PIRLS-2011-International-Press-Release.pdf http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/01/pisa-problem-solving_n_5066568.html http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisaproducts/pisainfocus/pisa-in-focus-n38-(eng)-finalpdf http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/lessons-from-pisa-for-korea_978926 4190672-en http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/oecd/korea.html#sthash.JZmvkNUK.dpuf http://monitor.icef.com/2014/01/high-performance-high-pressure-in-south-koreas-education-system/ http://www.bbc.com/news/education-25187993 http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.amatyc.org/resource/resmgr/educator_feb_2013/sami2013februarymae.pdf http://www.edudemic.com/south-korea-vs-u-s-education-new-report-examines-key-differences/ Created by Bid 4 Papers

Education in South Korea: High Performance of the Smartest Kids in the World

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Within hours of the release of The Learning Curve 2014, reports were springing up all over the world, lauding the success of the number one country – South Korea.

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