How Canada became an education superpower

When there are debates about the world’s top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic countries such as Finland or Norway. In the most recent round of international Pisa tests, Canada was one of a handful of countries to appear in the top 10 for maths, science and reading. The tests, run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), are a major study of educational performance and show Canada’s teenagers as among the best educated in the world. Another distinguishing feature is that Canada’s teachers are well paid by international standards – and entry into teaching is highly selective. Not to be forgotten, the outstanding universities (Toronto; Mc Gill; UCAM..) which are reaping the benefits of the Trump effect, with record levels of applications from overseas students seeing Canada as a North American alternative to the United States. Read more…..

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