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Students who wish to enter teacher-training programmes ...

In Finland, Hong-Kong (China), Macao (China) and Chinese Taipei, students who wish to enter teacher-training programmes must pass a competitive entry examination.

OECD (Hrsg.), What do we know about teachers selection and professional development in high-performing countries? (2017), S. 2

 

Chinese government assigns a high value to education ...

„The Chinese government assigns a high value to education. It holds the belief that education is the basis of national development and modernisation.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „Education in China“ (2016), S. 12

 

Doppelt so viel Unterrichtszeit ...

„In Canada, Chile, Denmark and Hong Kong (China), 15-year-olds spend five hours per week in language-of-instruction classes, while students in Austria, Finland and Russia spend less than 2 hours and 30 minutes per week in these classes.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „PISA 2015 Results (Volume II): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools (2016), S. 43

 

Instruction in at least one subject in an ability-grouped class ...

„In Australia, Canada, Hong Kong (China), Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Viet Nam, at least three in four students receive instruction in at least one subject in an ability-grouped class.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „PISA 2015 Results (Volume II): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools (2016), S. 176

 

Over 90 % of students attend selective schools ...

„In Croatia, Hong Kong-China, Japan and the Netherlands, over 90 % of students attend selective schools, i.e. schools where student academic performance and/or recommendations from feeder schools are always considered for admission.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „Equations and Inequalities“ (2016), S. 88

 

Hongkongs 10-Jährige bei TIMSS ...

„Hong Kong SAR had the greatest percentage (82 %) of students reaching the High International Benchmark in mathematics, and mathematics was a considerable strength.“

IEA (Hrsg.), „TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships among reading, mathematics, and science achievement at the fourth grade“ (2013), S. 20

Von Österreichs 10-Jährigen erreichten in Mathematik nur 26 % den „High International Benchmark“ (= 550 Punkte).

 

High demand for shadow education in Hongkong ...

„In Hong Kong, there is high demand for shadow education as a preparation for the secondary-school-certification examinations because performance on the exam is the most crucial factor that determines their job and salary level.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ji Yun Lee, „Private Tutoring and its Impact on Students‘ Academic Achievement, Formal Schooling, and Educational Inequality in Korea“ (2013), S. 24

 

Leistungen der 10-Jährigen ...

„The East Asian countries, including Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Taipei, and Japan excel in mathematics from assessment cycle to assessment cycle, and the Russian Federation and Finland are top performers in reading.“

IEA (Hrsg.), „TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships among reading, mathematics, and science achievement at the fourth grade“ (2013), S. 14

 

Over half of Hong Kong’s secondary students receive private supplementary tutoring ...

„Over half of Hong Kong’s secondary students receive private supplementary tutoring, and in the last grade of secondary schooling the proportion exceeds 70 %.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mark Bray, „Benefits and Tensions of Shadow Education“ in „Journal of International and Comparative Education“ (2013), Vol. 2, Issue 1, S. 18

 

Some sort of shadow education ...

„In the Republic of Korea nearly 90 % of elementary students receive some sort of shadow education; and in Hong Kong, China, about 85 % of senior secondary students do so.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mark Bray u.a., „Shadow Education“ (2012), Executive Summary