Why Asian schools rank so highly?

International schools in Asia are championing the importance of building a strong and prosperous future for their students.

Why is Asia ranking well in the education system? Some experts argue that Asia is ranking high in the education system because of the large investments in education made by Asian governments. Others argue that the high levels of educational achievement in Asia are due to the fact that Asian students are simply more hardworking and disciplined than students in other parts of the world. Let’s explore the possibilities.

Asian countries focus on developing strong educational foundations for their citizens from a very young age. They are also known to invest heavily in their education systems and have high expectations for students. For example, Israel has spent a little under 25 billion pounds on education, making it the largest employer in the country. Students and parents in Asian countries typically place a high value on education, prioritizing academic achievement.

In Asia, education is highly regarded and viewed as a means of success. Due to this, students are encouraged to put in extra effort and accomplish their goals. In advancing education and offering assistance to students, parents and teachers both contribute significantly. In Japan, educators enjoy high respect and are given the freedom to create their own curricula and teaching methods. China has a robust teacher training system and places a high value on the calibre of its educators. In Singapore, thorough pedagogy and student empowerment help students develop their creative and expressive skills and mould their individual, social, and cultural personalities. Students gain a better understanding of the value of coordination and merit as a result.

A strong work ethic and sense of responsibility are fostered by the education system in Asia. Thus a strong emphasis on discipline and diligence. Students in Japan are renowned for their commitment to learning, and they participate in after-school programmes to advance their education. The emphasis on creativity and critical thinking in Singapore’s educational system aids in the development of well-rounded individuals who can think for themselves and make significant contributions to society. The final product is high calibre students who achieve excellent grades.

In comparison to other regions of the world, Asian curricula are frequently more demanding and rigorous, ensuring that students are well-prepared for both higher education and the workforce. Additionally, it places a lot of emphasis on STEM subjects, which are essential for the workforce of the twenty-first century. In China a 2020 education reform plan to redefine learning limits is in place, while the Japanese educational system places an emphasis on subject matter mastery. The output is a holistic student with skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.

Technology has been a key factor in the success of Asia’s education system, allowing teachers to create engaging and interactive learning experiences. The Chinese education system also places a strong emphasis on standardized testing, which has helped ensure high academic standards.

Where are we lacking?

After looking at the Asian education system it is clear that our UK education system needs a few improvements. For instance there is minimal investment into the education system as was seen with the budget cuts for schools. Teachers are poorly renumerated which has fuelled the strikes taking place country wide. Another challenge is the workload, teachers still have the 19th and 20th century form of Administration for a 21st century world. That creates Administration challenges for teachers that increases their workload. What improvements can be done?

Some challenges are beyond the control of schools, teachers and students. However technology in education can reduce the workload for teachers and the curriculum delivery in class. With AI incorporatation into the education system a lot can be accomplished. For instance having an application that is able provide in class assessments and instantaneously return the scores. Using a traffic light system students who need an extra help after low marks in the assessment obtaining additional work to assist them. The same application also creating lesson plans and providing resources for teachers.

Does such a tool exist? Yes!. Click here to beta test the application. Better yet, join us at the BETT show this March 2023 to see it in action personally. Perhaps its just the tool you need to achieve high marks and engaged learning just like Asian schools.

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