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Global School Life Expectancy
You'll want to fully expand the image to see all the details! This chart outlines school life expectancy around the world. This is basically how many years students go to school. This article asks great questions in regards to the outcome of this chart, though: does a greater number of years in school mean more learning, or students who are better prepared for careers? Obviously quantity doesn’t necessarily mean quality, do we also see things like higher test scores in areas where school life expectancy is very high? What other big questions would you ask? @LibraryLady Once again, I can't wait to see what you think about this topic. Here is a more thorough breakdown: *There are 8 countries where students spend an average of 17-20 years in school: Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Finland. *There are 5 countries where students spend an average of 0-5 years in school: Senegal, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Niger. *The vast majority of countries for which data was available show that students spend between 10-15 years in school on average.
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This is certainly a complicated issue, especially for me having both the perspective of a student an an educator. As a student much of my time at school felt, not wasted but poorly focused. There's a heavy emphasis on core subjects and broad knowledge rather than specialization. As an educator I see the value in this, even if the job market is seeking people with a specialized degree having that broad education can be very useful in daily life. I know this may not be everyone's opinion though, so I hope to hear some other thoughts.
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