Recently while browsing through the net I stumbled upon an unexpected discovery. The things I found on the site were really amazing and it added a new dimension to my thinking. It also strengthened my belief that nothing is impossible and if things are done the right way with full dedication then we can drastically change the world for better.
So the site is http://www.oecd.org/pisa. It is the official site of the “Programme for International Student Assessment” under the reigns of OECD, an official UN association. PISA is an international study that was launched in 1997. It aims to evaluate education systems worldwide every three years by assessing 15 year olds’ competencies in three key subjects :READING, MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE. To date, according to the official stats provided by OECD, over 70 countries have participated in the study.
This unexpected discovery really led me to go through the key reports and analyze the outcomes and more importantly what was it that made the countries like Japan, Poland, Singapore ,etc. achievers in this study. So during the next week I would be providing you with an overview of the countries which were highly competent in this study and then give my views on how we too can achieve the same level of success.
And one more thing to mention over here is that India officially ranked 73rd out of 74 countries that participated in the 2009 study of PISA. So it is not a proud and happy situation to be in but we should always look up and learn from others, and then surpass them with constant effort and dedication towards our final aim, i.e. to be the best in the world.