Report: Cultural factors in Asian nations contribute to educational success

05/9/2014 | CNBC

South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong earned the top four spots in the Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment -- an education ranking produced by Pearsons. According to an accompanying report, experts found that cultural factors at play in the Asian nations are a common trend. Experts also attribute the countries' success to administering standardised tests to mobilise students and others and establishing set goals.

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