Education Paradise: Best World Education Systems

Education Paradise: Best World Education Systems

 A lot of us are happy to go to school and enjoy a high-quality education. We can choose to go to any university we want and to choose any specialization we are interested in. If we cannot afford it, we are eligible to apply for some scholarship or financial aid. Sounds fantastic. Nevertheless, as we all can guess, there are countries which are said to be world education leaders and have the highest education indicators globally. In this post we want to mention three leading countries within the realm of education: Canada, Finland, and Switzerland. Why these three states? What makes them so special and how do they stand out among other countries with a very high level of education? Let’s look at them closer.

Finland

 Finland is a Scandinavian country located in the North of Europe. What is impressive about the Finnish education is that it is absolutely free of charge. Besides, every full-time student is provided with fully subsidized meals. What is even better about this system is that international students are not obliged to pay their tuition fees either. International students are only required to have enough financial support to live in Finland and to know English and one of the two official languages of this country – Finnish or Swedish.

 Finland offers various daycare programs for babies and toddlers. Before children start to go to school when they are seven years old, they have an opportunity to attend a pre-school program which lasts for one year. When children are seven years old, they begin their compulsory education which lasts until they are fifteen. Afterwards, they can choose to get their secondary general academic and vocational education. This system looks similar to a lot of other national education systems in the world. However, Finland has innovated the approach to their school program, and today the Finnish system stand out among the other due to its uniqueness. And this uniqueness leads to great results.

 The major objective of the Finnish schools is to prepare the students not for exams, but for real life. Probably, this is why Finnish students take only one school exam at the age of fifteen. According to The New York Times, children do not get measured at all during the first six years of school. Teachers’ primary goal is to help students get ready to learn and find what they are interested in most of all Homework starts to get assigned to students when they are already at the secondary school level. According to the 2011 statistics, more than 540,000 students were enrolled in basic education and 2,870 comprehensive schools were active across the country.

Canada

 When we think about America, we usually imagine the United States and consider this country to be the world leader in every possible sphere. However, the US have a huge neighbor with a very high living standard and a great national education system. The Canadian system is divided into primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Education in this country is compulsory to the age of sixteen, and in some provinces – to the age of eighteen. Unlike the Finnish system, the Canadian program does require students to complete homework assignments and take exams. This approach, however, does not affect students’ performance in a negative way. According to CBCNews, Canadian students are among the best performance in the world regardless of their socioeconomic status and the school they attend. Moreover, three best cities for students are located in Canada. These cities are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. They are ranked so high due to their quality of living, safety, and affordability.

Canada

 When we think about America, we usually imagine the United States and consider this country to be the world leader in every possible sphere. However, the US have a huge neighbor with a very high living standard and a great national education system. The Canadian system is divided into primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Education in this country is compulsory to the age of sixteen, and in some provinces – to the age of eighteen. Unlike the Finnish system, the Canadian program does require students to complete homework assignments and take exams. This approach, however, does not affect students’ performance in a negative way. According to CBCNews, Canadian students are among the best performance in the world regardless of their socioeconomic status and the school they attend. Moreover, three best cities for students are located in Canada. These cities are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. They are ranked so high due to their quality of living, safety, and affordability.

Switzerland

 A paradise on earth, this small European country has been attracting thousands and thousands of people due to its magnificent nature, stability, and high quality of living. It is obvious that Switzerland also has one of the top national education systems in the world. Children start to attend school at the age of six (in one of the cantons, Obwalden, it is the age of five and three months). After the primary school children split up according to their interests, future career paths, and abilities. All students are obliged to attend school for at least nine years.

 Swiss higher education is especially great because it receives the most state support as a strategic area. A lot of international students are attracted to study in the Swiss universities because they can choose a language of instruction (German, Italian, French, and Romanish are the official languages of the country). It is also important that the main focus of study in the Swiss universities are those industries which contribute to the country’s prosperity the most. These industries are watch-making, engineering, pharmacology, and high-technology. The universities in Switzerland also offer advanced Ph.D. programs which focus on wealth management and private banking. Switzerland is the leading country in the fields of offshore private banking and wealth management. Since these spheres are especially successful and crucial for the economics of this country, it is obvious why students are so welcome to pay more attention to the subjects related to management and banking.

 It is clear that there are a lot of other countries that have extremely high education indicators. The United States can be proud to have one of the best universities in the world – Harvard, Yale, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia, etc. Such countries as the UK, Singapore, France, and Malaysia are also among the countries with the best education systems.