Superior Educational Systems in Finland and South Korea

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Before a country’s workforce experiences any improvement, that country must come up with a large number of educated citizens. The postwar governments of Finland and South Korea understood this and made it a goal to focus their population’s attention onto education in order to improve the standards of living. The amount of dedicated teachers and parents that got involved in their students’ educational life increased remarkably. Federal and local governments got involved and made it possible for every child to attend a public school as close to home as possible. Improvements in both countries’ educational systems arose in every family’s household. A strong educational system requires value, availability to all, and specific goals set by the curriculum. Primary school teachers, active in the most sought out career, carry a large amount of prestige from the people of both the South Korean and Finnish societies (Dalporto). About a quarter of all Finnish students seek education as a career pathway (Pellissier). Students that train to begin careers as educators are not in it for the money, but for the honor to lavish the next generation with the knowledge of previous and present generations. The students can use the information that people of the past found for them and incorporate it into the field of work they choose to enter. Parents and other adult figures help students realize the importance of education attendance at an early age. This way, the students’ dropout rate stays fairly low and more of them seek further education past high school, such as college or trade schools. Finnish college students seeking to enter any type of teacher preparation programs must develop a predilection for instruction as well as attain scholarly succ... ... middle of paper ... ...enchmarking/top-performing-countries/>. Pellissier, Hank. "The Finnish Miracle - Academics & Activities | GreatSchools." GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community. Great Schools, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. Pellissier, Hank. "Lessons from South Korea - Academic Skills | GreatSchools." GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community. Great Schools, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. Rampell, Catherine. "Class Size Around the World." Economix Class Size Around the World Comments. The New York Times, 11 Sept. 2009. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. Tomlin, Carolyn R. "Social-Emotional Development." Earlychildhood NEWS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. Zhao, Emmeline. "Best Education In The World: Finland, South Korea Top Country Rankings, U.S. Rated Average." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 27 Nov. 2012. Web. 07 Mar. 2014.

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