OECD report: Danish school pupils agent to minimumstimetal

OECD report: Danish school pupils agent to minimumstimetal

Denmark remains among the OECD countries that spend the most money on education. Internationally, however, we have average or lower when it comes to the number of minimum hours in primary school.

Education is a high priority in Denmark

According to the OECD, Denmark spends Overall, 7.9 percent of its GDP on education. Thus we land in third place on the OECD's annual list of "Education at a Glance 2012", which brings together a wide range of international education indicators across OECD countries. The report has been published today.

Because schools are Denmark with this calculation method number two with Ireland - surpassed only by Iceland. In total, Denmark spent 3.4 percent of its GDP in 2009 to elementary school and adult education at primary level. OECD performs a PPP-adjusted calculation of the cost of primary school per. student. Here Denmark is ranked third among OECD countries for 1st to 6th grade and eighth place for 7 to 10 grade. Both are well above the OECD average. The statements should be interpreted with certain reservations and are based on the cost per. student back in 2009.

Children and Education Christine Antorini takes note of the report by the high educational activity in Denmark compared to other countries:

"The OECD figures show once again that Denmark is at the very top in terms of an education. This is crucial if we should ultimately succeed in global competition. We will, however, generally too late in the process of educating us - especially in vocational training. We have a goal that 95 percent of all young people should have at least a secondary education, and we are therefore in
working hard to find solutions so that even more young people complete an education. "

Within hours for Danish students and teachers

International suggests the report that Denmark has relatively few compulsory lessons for primary pupils. Especially for the lower grades of primary school Denmark is below the OECD average. For example, calculated the number of minimum hours for Danish students in 1st-2nd class for a total of 701 hours a year on average 774 hours in the OECD. For the larger classes (6th-8th grade), Denmark is roughly the average. The figures also show that teachers in Denmark have less direct teaching than the average in OECD countries.

"The low number of hours in primary schools and teachers fewer teaching hours compared to other countries is one of the things we will look at in the context of the upcoming reform of elementary school. As the government platform, we will give teachers more time to teach, "says Christine Antorini.

Because schools provide the Danish teachers with OECD methodology on average 650 direct teaching regardless of grade level compared to an OECD average of respectively 782 and 704 respectively for 1st-6th and 7th-8th grade. It is not only in elementary school, the teachers have fewer lessons. It is also true at the high schools. Here Denmark in completely with 377 direct teaching hours per year. teacher. In comparison, the OECD average of 658 hours. It cares for children and the Minister of Education:

"The report shows that high school teachers in Denmark teach under a quarter of working. We
However, be wary when it comes to interpreting international comparisons, since they cover different methods of calculation. State auditors on the basis of a report from the National Audit Office in April 2012 also noted that high school teachers teaching time is very low. "

In accordance with the OECD's definition of teaching includes statements are only teaching defined as "net tuition" in the strict sense. Time required for example exam, direction and individual supervision is not included. OECD inventories of teachers' lessons must generally be interpreted with caution, and specifically for the Danish high school teachers teaching time, it is noted that they can not be compared over time due to changes in survey after 2005.

Denmark characterized by well-developed day care system

At daycare, Denmark is in a good light in the report:

"In Denmark, as well as all children in kindergarten or other day care, and surveys indicate that we have a good and well-developed system here in Denmark. At the same time the OECD assesses that children who have been in day care fare better progress in educationtional system. Therefore it is crucial that we continue to prioritize a high quality of our day care. The government will present in the autumn of a development program to increase the quality of our day care, "says Christine Antorini.

View the full OECD report here .

Source: UVM