Thursday, December 27, 2007

Poor investors, they can't open a school fast enough in Songdo

Yes, let's everyone look to the UK for successful education models, ha. And that's what young learners in Korea need, more testing. Thanks for that, Simm.

And thanks to you, Kang, for promoting the privatization of public education. How very .. daring! You'll be an editor before you know it.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

OECD ranks South Korea ahead of Japan in scientific literacy

The latest OECD International Student Assessment report is out. The report is published every three years, and this one focuses on "scientific literacy." Korean teachers may be relieved to find that their students rank ahead of Japan's, though Finland continues to dominate.

For those who like to give learners the equivalent of sports scores, the report can be found here (volume one is 390 pages).