24/7 Wall St. created a list of the 10 countries with the highest proportion of college-educated adult residents based on a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Israel is number two on the list! Israel trailed Canada by only 5%. The top 10 most-educated countries in order are: Canada, Israel, Japan, United States, New Zealand, South Korea, United Kingdom, Finland, Australia, and Ireland.
The following is their blurb regarding Israel:
> Pct. population with tertiary education: 46%
> GDP per capita: $26,531 (13th lowest)
Israel only joined the OECD in 2010. That year, its GDP per capita was more than $7,000 below the OECD’s average. Despite this, the country’s high school graduation rate was 92% in 2010, well above the OECD’s 84% average. Some 46% of residents had a tertiary education, versus 31% for the OECD. Israel spent 7.2% of GDP on educational institutions in 2009, the sixth most among all nations. And for the first time, preschool education will become free in 2012 even for children as young as three years old, Haaretz newspaper reported. This should benefit Israel as, according to the OECD, “early childhood education is associated with better performance later on in school.”
This is remarkable news for a country which is just 64 years old.
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