8 Oct, 2013 @ 14:22
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Spain’s basic education skills don’t add up

Eductaion literacy

SPAIN’S maths skills have been ranked bottom of the class in a recent education survey carried out across Europe.

The study, carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), tested adults between the ages of 16 and 65 on their mathematics, reading and comprehension skills,

Spanish participants fared the worst out of all participants in the numerical section, and were second bottom on the literacy test, just beating the Italian participants.

The poor scores puts the country 23 points behind the European average across the board.

The gap between Spain and the high scorers, which included Finland, Holland and Sweden, is so wide their high school participants received similar or higher scores than Spanish undergraduates.



Claire Wilson

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  1. @Stuart Crawford. Very selective data? Hardly. The article makes it clear where Spain came in the study overall, second last. Comparisons were made with the average and also the top scoring countries, to give some context. What difference does it make where the English came? And who cares anyway? This article was about Spain’s performance…

  2. VERY true is this. You only have to go into any Spanish cllassroom, to see and hear how unruly the kids are.Spain must bring more disipline into classroms.The children run riot in there, and kids who want to learn find the disruption distracting..

  3. I’m very impressed with the educational standard of school leavers here in Catalunya. Even in backwater farming towns, a good education is normal.
    Compared to the UK they do very well.
    Perhaps the study incorporates a lot of data on those (un)educated in the Franco era. It covers 16 to 65 years old.

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