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  1. 1. International Ranking<br /> Jennifer Calkins<br />
  2. 2. PISA<br /><ul><li>PISA: Program for International Student Assessment
  3. 3. Test administered to 15-year-old children - covers reading, math and science.
  4. 4. It was administered in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009.</li></li></ul><li>2009 Results<br />17th<br />
  5. 5. 2009 Results – Compared with Other Years<br /><ul><li>No improvement in reading since 2000.
  6. 6. United States Children are ranked 14th in Reading Literacy.
  7. 7. U.S. students are considered “average”. </li></li></ul><li>2009 Results –Compared with Other Years<br /><ul><li>American students are average performers in Math.
  8. 8. U.S. students are ranked 25th in Math
  9. 9. After a fall in scoring on the 2006 assessment, U.S. scores are back to 2003 levels.</li></li></ul><li>2009 Results – Compared with Other Years<br /><ul><li>U.S. students are average in science.
  10. 10. American children are ranked 17th in Science.
  11. 11. This was an improvement from the 2006 assessment. </li></li></ul><li>ABC News<br />Click here to see<br />video!<br />
  12. 12. What are other countries doing to continue to lead world rankings?<br />
  13. 13. China – Shanghai Highest scores in Math, Science and Reading<br /><ul><li>Shanghai has nine-year compulsory schooling. All children are required to attend school for 9 years.
  14. 14. Students will attend and complete “primary” and “junior”middle schooled programs.
  15. 15. To get a higher education, students must pass certain examinations. </li></li></ul><li>China – Shanghai Highest scores in Math, Science and Reading<br /><ul><li>Pre-school education – 3 to 6 year olds learn their native language. There is a major emphasis on values and virtues with children at this age.
  16. 16. Primary education includes six years of classes such as math, Chinese, English and moral education. At this level, there is a huge emphasis on technology.
  17. 17. Highschool education is divided into two parts. A three year junior high programteaches chemistry and biology while the second part is a continuation of prior education with extra emphasis in certain encouraged classes.
  18. 18. Higher Education trains people for certain departments within local and national government.</li></li></ul><li>China – Shanghai Parenting and “Tiger Moms”<br />According to The Wall Street Journal: “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”… <br /><ul><li>Chinese mothers believe that their children’s achievement is a direct result of their parenting.
  19. 19. Chinese parents believe nothing is fun until the student is good at it.
  20. 20. To master a skill, there must be constant practice. The child will resist but the parent must overcome and continue in order to achieve excellence.</li></li></ul><li>China – Shanghai Parenting and “Tiger Moms”<br />According to The Wall Street Journal: “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”… <br /><ul><li>Once excellence is achieved, positive reinforcement begins.
  21. 21. Chinese parents academically drill children 10X more than American parents.
  22. 22. Chinese children are to only participate in high level extra curricular activities if they are anticipated to achieve extraordinary success (i.e. Olympics).</li></li></ul><li>Amy Chua<br />Tiger Mom<br />Clickhere to <br />see video.<br />
  23. 23. KoreaHighest scores in Math, Science and Reading<br />Education includes…<br /><ul><li>6 years of elementary School
  24. 24. 3 years of junior high/technical school
  25. 25. 3 years of high school/advanced technical school
  26. 26. Higher education (University)</li></li></ul><li>KoreaHighest scores in Math, Science and Reading<br />Students in South Korea ……<br /><ul><li>Spend an average of one month more in school than American students.
  27. 27. Have longer school days than their American counterparts.
  28. 28. Often participate in private after-school tutoring.
  29. 29. In primary school, classes are made up of moral education, Korean language, social studies, mathematics, science, physical education, music, fine arts and practical arts. English education begins in third grade.</li></li></ul><li>KoreaHighest scores in Math, Science and Reading<br />A typical Korean high school day…<br /><ul><li>Study one hour before school.
  30. 30. School begins at 8 a.m.
  31. 31. School day consists of 50-minute classes until 4:30 with a 50- minute break in the middle of the day.
  32. 32. Dinner break
  33. 33. Tutoring until 10:00 p.m.</li></ul>Interesting: Teachers move from room to room while the students stay in the same place. <br />Click here to see video.<br />
  34. 34. KoreaUpbringing<br /><ul><li>South Korean children are raised based on the importance of obedience and respect for others starting at a very young age.
  35. 35. Children are also exposed to precise gender roles at a very young age.
  36. 36. Boys are dependant on their parents until after marriage.
  37. 37. Daughters are raised more independently than sons.</li></li></ul><li>FinlandA day in the life<br />
  38. 38. FinlandEducation<br /><ul><li>Teachers must earn a master’s degree.
  39. 39. Education is considered an “honorable” position.
  40. 40. Students spend the fewest school hours in the entire developed world.
  41. 41. Children do not start school until they are 7 years old.
  42. 42. Students remain in the same classroom regardless of ability in any subject.</li></li></ul><li>FinlandEducation<br /><ul><li>Students attend primary and secondary schools starting at age 7.
  43. 43. After primary school, students are divided into vocational and academic systems.</li></li></ul><li>FinlandEducation<br /><ul><li>Finland focuses mainly on math, science and problem solving skills.
  44. 44. Primary and secondary schooling takes place in the same location. Students don’t change schools until the age of 13.
  45. 45. Free education includes materials, hot meals, tuition, text books, facilities and transportation.</li></li></ul><li>What I have learned…<br /><ul><li>Parent involvement is key to a successful student.
  46. 46. “Morality” classes seem to be a trend in some societies.
  47. 47. Emphasis on math and science is implemented in the top three performing countries.
  48. 48. There is not one right education plan. Each country must develop an effective strategy.</li></li></ul><li>Classroom Implementation<br /><ul><li>As a math teacher, I can implement the theory of constant practice and drilling in the classroom. (China)
  49. 49. I should place students in an after-school tutoring program if needed. My class can also develop a peer tutoring session before school to help students. (Korea)
  50. 50. A more relaxed learning environment can be implemented in our school system. We can help students feel comfortable in the educational setting. (Finland) </li></li></ul><li>Resources<br /><ul><li> You can go to to see the websites used. </li>