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  • International Ranking
    Jennifer Calkins
  • PISA
    • PISA: Program for International Student Assessment
    • Test administered to 15-year-old children - covers reading, math and science.
    • It was administered in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009.
  • 2009 Results
  • 2009 Results – Compared with Other Years
    • No improvement in reading since 2000.
    • United States Children are ranked 14th in Reading Literacy.
    • U.S. students are considered “average”.
  • 2009 Results –Compared with Other Years
    • American students are average performers in Math.
    • U.S. students are ranked 25th in Math
    • After a fall in scoring on the 2006 assessment, U.S. scores are back to 2003 levels.
  • 2009 Results – Compared with Other Years
    • U.S. students are average in science.
    • American children are ranked 17th in Science.
    • This was an improvement from the 2006 assessment.
  • ABC News
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  • What are other countries doing to continue to lead world rankings?
  • China – Shanghai Highest scores in Math, Science and Reading
    • Shanghai has nine-year compulsory schooling. All children are required to attend school for 9 years.
    • Students will attend and complete “primary” and “junior”middle schooled programs.
    • To get a higher education, students must pass certain examinations.
  • China – Shanghai Highest scores in Math, Science and Reading
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Higher Education trains people for certain departments within local and national government.
  • China – Shanghai Parenting and “Tiger Moms”
    According to The Wall Street Journal: “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”…
    • Chinese mothers believe that their children’s achievement is a direct result of their parenting.
    • Chinese parents believe nothing is fun until the student is good at it.
    • 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.
  • China – Shanghai Parenting and “Tiger Moms”
    According to The Wall Street Journal: “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”…
    • Once excellence is achieved, positive reinforcement begins.
    • Chinese parents academically drill children 10X more than American parents.
    • Chinese children are to only participate in high level extra curricular activities if they are anticipated to achieve extraordinary success (i.e. Olympics).
  • Amy Chua
    Tiger Mom
    Clickhere to
    see video.
  • KoreaHighest scores in Math, Science and Reading
    Education includes…
    • 6 years of elementary School
    • 3 years of junior high/technical school
    • 3 years of high school/advanced technical school
    • Higher education (University)
  • KoreaHighest scores in Math, Science and Reading
    Students in South Korea ……
    • Spend an average of one month more in school than American students.
    • Have longer school days than their American counterparts.
    • Often participate in private after-school tutoring.
    • 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.
  • KoreaHighest scores in Math, Science and Reading
    A typical Korean high school day…
    • Study one hour before school.
    • School begins at 8 a.m.
    • School day consists of 50-minute classes until 4:30 with a 50- minute break in the middle of the day.
    • Dinner break
    • Tutoring until 10:00 p.m.
    Interesting: Teachers move from room to room while the students stay in the same place.
    Click here to see video.
  • KoreaUpbringing
    • South Korean children are raised based on the importance of obedience and respect for others starting at a very young age.
    • Children are also exposed to precise gender roles at a very young age.
    • Boys are dependant on their parents until after marriage.
    • Daughters are raised more independently than sons.
  • FinlandA day in the life
  • FinlandEducation
    • Teachers must earn a master’s degree.
    • Education is considered an “honorable” position.
    • Students spend the fewest school hours in the entire developed world.
    • Children do not start school until they are 7 years old.
    • Students remain in the same classroom regardless of ability in any subject.
  • FinlandEducation
    • Students attend primary and secondary schools starting at age 7.
    • After primary school, students are divided into vocational and academic systems.
  • FinlandEducation
    • Finland focuses mainly on math, science and problem solving skills.
    • Primary and secondary schooling takes place in the same location. Students don’t change schools until the age of 13.
    • Free education includes materials, hot meals, tuition, text books, facilities and transportation.
  • What I have learned…
    • Parent involvement is key to a successful student.
    • “Morality” classes seem to be a trend in some societies.
    • Emphasis on math and science is implemented in the top three performing countries.
    • There is not one right education plan. Each country must develop an effective strategy.
  • Classroom Implementation
    • As a math teacher, I can implement the theory of constant practice and drilling in the classroom. (China)
    • 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)
    • A more relaxed learning environment can be implemented in our school system. We can help students feel comfortable in the educational setting. (Finland)
  • Resources
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