Education systems in international context

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Facts you need to know about education verification.

There is no doubt that the goal of improving education plays important role among policymakers and other stakeholders in societies worldwide. They might not be able to quantify it, but the governments in most countries empower the link between the knowledge and skills with which young people enter the workforce and long-term economic competitiveness. Because of the fact, the interest in research which explores the factors that bring some countries to outstanding educational performance, and ultimately to better qualified workforces is increasing.

This report, and the The Learning Curve program in which it is embedded, is aimed at helping policymakers, educators, academics and other specialists to identify some of these factors. The Learning Curve Data Bank (LCDB), accessible online, brings together an extensive set of internationally comparable data on education inputs and outputs covering over 50 countries, which were reached through quantitative research.

This has enabled a wide-ranging correlation analysis that tests the strength of relationships between inputs, outputs and various socio-economic outcomes.

Educators hope that this or other similar bodies of research would see in this report an identification of the input, or set of inputs, that above all else leads to better educational results wherever it is applied.

However, this report makes nothing else clear, there is no magic key at an international level – or at least it cannot be statistically proven. The research, based on insights gathered from experts across the world provides some definite signposts.

The highlight bellow is to be mentioned:
• There are few strong relationships between education inputs and outputs
• Income is important, but culture might be predominant
• Good teacher cannot be substituted
• Good information is crucial for selecting a good school
• No single path to better labor market outcomes exists
• Educational strengths and weaknesses need to be analyzed globally

Five lessons for education policymakers:

  1. There are no miracle solutions.
  2. Teachers need to be respected.
  3. Culture and environment can be modified:
  4. Parents are not an obstacle nor saviors of education.
  5. Skills gaining for the future, not just the present.

Even though the insight and the conclusions of the report refer to the education in general, there is no doubt that most if not all conclusions and results from the survey can be reflected to the The Learning Curve

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