Unesco and oecd present supplementary study
On monday of this week in london, unesco and oecd presented the supplementary pisa study "basic skills for tomorrow’s world" . In contrast to the pisa 2000 study, this time 43 countries rather than 32 were analyzed and examined with regard to the competencies of 15-year-old school students in the areas of reading, mathematics and science.
Of the new non-oecd countries albania, argentina, bulgaria, chile, hong kong (china), indonesia, israel, macedonia, peru, romania and thailand placed in the bottom third of the ranking, thus closing the gap between germany and the red lantern. However, hong kong (china) was ranked third behind finland and korea, pushing germany to 22nd place in reading literacy. In the areas of mathematics and science, german schoolchildren, from whom, however, no new data were collected, landed in 21st place. Even more important than this unpleasant result, however, was the fact that germany’s education policy was once again criticized for a lack of equal opportunities. In germany, social background is more decisive for success at school than in many other countries.