Some Asian countries spend less per pupil, achieve more

02/19/2012 | Economist (free content), The

Despite increased education spending in Britain, students have fallen behind their peers in Asian countries, data show. In some Asian countries, including China and South Korea, students are taught in larger classes and teachers spend less time lecturing in the classroom, says Ben Jensen of the Grattan Institute, an Australian think tank. The structure gives teachers additional time to prepare lessons and focus on student achievement.

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