Danish students are among the best

Danish students are among the best

Denmark has one of the highest execution rates in higher education. On the other hand, we are one of the countries where high school teachers have fewer teaching hours. It shows the annual OECD report.
Denmark is among the OECD countries, where most of those who start further education, also complete higher education. It shows the annual OECD report Education at a Glance. The entire 84 percent implements. It is surpassed only by Japan and South Korea.

We must become even better

Denmark is also among the countries where the proportion of 25- to 34-year olds with a tertiary education is highest. Here Denmark is in seventh place. Education Minister Tina Nedergaard welcomes the results. "The locations is in line with the objective that 50 percent of young people should complete higher education by 2015. We are on the right path, but we must be even better. Even more must see the opportunities in higher education, and even more to implement, "said Minister of Education.

Danish teachers teach less

When it comes to teachers' actual teaching time, separates Denmark markedly from all other OECD countries. Secondary Teachers in other OECD countries teach almost twice as much as the Danish. A Danish high school teacher teaches 364 hours a year. This corresponds to 55 percent of the average of all OECD countries. "It is striking how few hours high school teachers actually teach in Denmark compared to other countries. It is a challenge we must address. The current working time agreements are based on a time when there were very different training requirements and the relationship between teacher and student. Today, there are other options and other expectations, "says Tina Nedergaard. In Denmark teaching a primary school teacher 648 hours a year. That's 13 percent less than the OECD average. View the full OECD report here. Source: Ministry of Education