The Best Education System in World is in South Korea

by Kathy Jones on May 11 2014 4:50 PM

 The Best Education System in World is in South Korea
Rankings from education and publishing firm, Pearson, name South Korea as the best place in the world for education.
The UK made it to the second place among European countries and sixth overall in a global education league table.

Three other Asian countries and Finland made it to the top five.

According to the BBC, these latest international comparisons, compiled for Pearson by the Economist Intelligence Unit, emphasise the success of Asian education systems, with South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong in China rated as the highest performing.

The table shows a strong performance from the UK, behind only Finland in Europe and ahead of countries such as Germany, France and the United States, the report said.

Finland, which topped the table last year, has fallen to the fifth position, and there has been a wider downward trend for a number of Scandinavian countries.


1. South Korea

2. Japan

3. Singapore

4. Hong Kong

5. Finland

6. UK

7. Canada

8. Netherlands

9. Ireland

10. Poland

11. Denmark

12. Germany

13. Russia

14. United States

15. Australia

16. New Zealand

17. Israel

18. Belgium

19. Czech Republic

20. Switzerland

The lowest-ranked European country is Greece, with a group of emerging economies at the bottom of the table, including Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil.


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