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Old Nov 26th 2002, 1:29 am
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http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/...274291978.html

Australia ranks fifth as having the most effective education system among the world's richest countries, according to a United Nations study.

South Korea leads the ranking ahead of Japan, Finland, Canada and Australia, with Britain ranked seventh, New Zealand equal tenth and the United States 18th among the 24 nations.

The ranking "provides the first 'big picture' comparison of the relative effectiveness of education systems across the developed world," the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) study said.

"It is based not on the conventional yardstick of how many students reach what level of education, but on testing what pupils actually know and what they are able to do," UNICEF said.

It said it based the study on five different tests of 14- and 15-year-olds to determine their abilities in reading, math and science.

The scores of the tests were disclosed individually in 2001 and earlier.

What is new about the study is that it averages the results to give "the most comprehensive picture to date of how well each nation's education system is functioning as a whole," UNICEF said.

The blame or credit does not go exclusively to a nation's schools, said the 36-page study, part of a series of "report cards" produced by UNICEF's Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy.

"It is clear that educational disadvantage is born not at school but in the home," said the report. "Learning begins at birth" and is fostered by "a loving, secure, stimulating environment."

UNICEF spokesman Patrick McCormick said the study had been unable to draw conclusions on a range of factors, such as how much was spent on education. Some countries spent less and did better.

The study also didn't get into whether extreme competition was a factor in Japanese or Korean results.

"We didn't really get into why. We found out that there was no one answer," McCormick said. "We tried linkages with the teacher-student ratios, with various things, and it didn't work.

"The biggest thing is obviously the socio-economic background of the child and how well-educated their parents are."

UNICEF said it based its conclusions on combining results of tests conducted by the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, and the Trends in International Math and Science Study, or TIMSS. It said it also factored in results of the International Adult Literacy Survey.

"South Korea and Japan sit firmly at the head of the class," it said. "Germany, with its strong educational and intellectual tradition, occupies 19th place out of the 24 nations," just behind the United States in 18th place.

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Just saw this and thought others might be interested:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/...274291978.html

Australia ranks fifth as having the most effective education system among the world's richest countries, according to a United Nations study.

South Korea leads the ranking ahead of Japan, Finland, Canada and Australia, with Britain ranked seventh, New Zealand equal tenth and the United States 18th among the 24 nations.

The ranking "provides the first 'big picture' comparison of the relative effectiveness of education systems across the developed world," the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) study said.

"It is based not on the conventional yardstick of how many students reach what level of education, but on testing what pupils actually know and what they are able to do," UNICEF said.

It said it based the study on five different tests of 14- and 15-year-olds to determine their abilities in reading, math and science.

The scores of the tests were disclosed individually in 2001 and earlier.

What is new about the study is that it averages the results to give "the most comprehensive picture to date of how well each nation's education system is functioning as a whole," UNICEF said.

The blame or credit does not go exclusively to a nation's schools, said the 36-page study, part of a series of "report cards" produced by UNICEF's Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy.

"It is clear that educational disadvantage is born not at school but in the home," said the report. "Learning begins at birth" and is fostered by "a loving, secure, stimulating environment."

UNICEF spokesman Patrick McCormick said the study had been unable to draw conclusions on a range of factors, such as how much was spent on education. Some countries spent less and did better.

The study also didn't get into whether extreme competition was a factor in Japanese or Korean results.

"We didn't really get into why. We found out that there was no one answer," McCormick said. "We tried linkages with the teacher-student ratios, with various things, and it didn't work.

"The biggest thing is obviously the socio-economic background of the child and how well-educated their parents are."

UNICEF said it based its conclusions on combining results of tests conducted by the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, and the Trends in International Math and Science Study, or TIMSS. It said it also factored in results of the International Adult Literacy Survey.

"South Korea and Japan sit firmly at the head of the class," it said. "Germany, with its strong educational and intellectual tradition, occupies 19th place out of the 24 nations," just behind the United States in 18th place.

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Okay lets get this United States the worlds richest country ranks 18th ,
and a piss pot country like Australia ranks 5th yeah I believe it has to be true .
Have you seen the end product of the Australian education system hardly proves this bull right?


AUSTRALIA may soon outpace the US as the world's leading prescriber of "speed" for children to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new world study suggests.

The research claim, that psychostimulants were being traded in the schoolyard, has sparked calls for tougher national prescribing guidelines and a database of drugs dispensed to ADHD patients.

"The rate here is high by international standards and we need to get it under control," said report co-author Con Berbatis, lecturer in pharmacy at Perth's Curtin University.

"The evidence points to kids taking loads of it to school and being pressed to sell it, so we need to find ways to stop it – either by tightening dispensing, or giving kids a single day's supply."

With the rate of prescriptions growing by 26 per cent a year, Australia is fast closing the gap on the world's biggest prescribers, the US and Canada.

West Australian children already have caught up with young Americans, and similar numbers are taking ADHD drugs.

An estimated 18,000 children in Western Australia – up to 4.5 per cent of those aged between 4 and 17 years – were prescribed the drugs in 2000;they take 12.9 million dexamphetamine pills and 2.2 million Ritalin tablets a year

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Surely, this report by UNICEF has to be full of lies and inaccuracies.

We need the *truth* to be told by the experts in this forum.

Come on you wingers - start p*ssing on this report now. The hopeless dreamers need to be told the real truth now before they get any silly ideas of moving to Oz for a better life.
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Originally posted by Mubo_Guy
Just saw this and thought others might be interested:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/...274291978.html


"It is based not on the conventional yardstick of how many students reach what level of education, but on testing what pupils actually know and what they are able to do," UNICEF said.


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It is based not on the conventional yardstick of how many students reach what level of education, but on testing what pupils actually know and what they are able to do,"

Read it properly... that figures!
If you can't get top marks on the level of education ... do an alternative study.. lol

It's like scoring high on an EQ test and failing an IQ test..

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P.S madmancunian .. why do you think there are so many Brit's here really! we are certainly not sweeping the roads! lol ... think about it!
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Eyuk, eyuk, eyuk.

This is great!

2 out of the 3 stooges ain't bad - but we need cut-and-pasting of the *truth*.

Time to face NZ, drop yer trousers, bend over and blow all that hot air back towards the UK to keep those POMS out. Maybe these 3 are the cause of the brown smog over Indonesia?
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Originally posted by madmancunian
Eyuk, eyuk, eyuk.

This is great!

2 out of the 3 stooges ain't bad - but we need cut-and-pasting of the *truth*.

Time to face NZ, drop yer trousers, bend over and blow all that hot air back towards the UK to keep those POMS out. Maybe these 3 are the cause of the brown smog over Indonesia?

I think more Poms should come here , its Australias only hope ,though I am not to sure what the Aussies think about that.
Talking to an Aussie mate over a swift half in the OB about the amount of Poms coming to Perth he replied send them back, we have enough problems now without more useless Poms bring us down to their level.
In the back ground some ball and bat game was on the pub TV and he seemed to enjoying it no end shouting you Poms are crap at sport , he claimed down when I said what Rugby or Soccer?



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Originally posted by madmancunian
Surely, this report by UNICEF has to be full of lies and inaccuracies.

We need the *truth* to be told by the experts in this forum.

Come on you wingers - start p*ssing on this report now. The hopeless dreamers need to be told the real truth now before they get any silly ideas of moving to Oz for a better life.

Education here is better as these lads will tell you.

A GROUP of boys targeted their high schools in a burglary spree which netted more than $70,000 worth of stolen property, police say.

Four 15-year-olds face more than 60 charges, including aggravated burglary, stealing a motor vehicle and driving offences, after being caught by Kiara police last week.

Police will allege computers, laptops, video cameras, digital cameras and projection units valued at $72,000 were stolen from Girrawheen Senior High School, John Septimus Roe School campuses in Mirrabooka and Morley, Ballajura Community College and Chisholm College between August and November.
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Oh no PB, for a moment I thought you'd stopped this ridiculous postings...



Brothers Grim Nov 26 2002

by Deborah James, Liverpool Echo

A REIGN of terror by three Merseyside brothers ended today with an anti-social behaviour order.

The schoolboys, 11, 12 and 15, had blighted life in their home town Southport with assaults, thefts, vandalism and thuggery.

But today a judge slapped a wide-ranging order on them.

He also said that Jordan, Ashley and James Gelling should be named by the ECHO rather than being granted anonymity by the courts.

Speaking after the case Steve Hall, Southport neighbourhood inspector with Merseyside police, said: "The actions of these boys had a severe impact on the Southport residents, businesses and visitors to the resort, and it is hoped that the imposition of this order will put and end to it."

James, 15, Ashley, 12, and Jordan, 11 of Cable Street, Southport, were given a three-year anti-social behaviour order at Bootle magistrates' court.

Between them, they accepted responsibilty for 41 of 86 allegations.

They include burglary, theft, assault, criminal damage, disorderly behaviour and abuse to the public and police between February 2001 and March 2002.

District Judge Trevor Chetalier told the brothers they faced custody if they breached any terms of the order.

He said: "You have behaved in an abusive manner and I am therefore satisfied that an order is necessary for the protection of the public. These are very serious matters."

He said there would be no reporting restrictions on the case, adding: "I believe that you have been causing a problem to the public and it is in the public interest to allow the press to publish details about you."

The brothers were banned from entering Pleasureland in Southport at any time and from entering the east side of Lord Street except between 7.30am and 8.35am to use public transport to get to school.

They must not use abusive language towards police officers or members of the public; they must not request, steal or rob money from members of the public; they are banned from entering any business premises on Nevill Street, Southport; from entering any amusement arcade in Southport town centre; from associating with three named boys other than at an approved educational establishment; and from engaging in behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to others or to incite or encourage others to do so.
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Oh no PB, for a moment I thought you'd stopped this ridiculous postings...



Brothers Grim Nov 26 2002

by Deborah James, Liverpool Echo

A REIGN of terror by three Merseyside brothers ended today with an anti-social behaviour order.

The schoolboys, 11, 12 and 15, had blighted life in their home town Southport with assaults, thefts, vandalism and thuggery.

But today a judge slapped a wide-ranging order on them.

He also said that Jordan, Ashley and James Gelling should be named by the ECHO rather than being granted anonymity by the courts.

Speaking after the case Steve Hall, Southport neighbourhood inspector with Merseyside police, said: "The actions of these boys had a severe impact on the Southport residents, businesses and visitors to the resort, and it is hoped that the imposition of this order will put and end to it."

James, 15, Ashley, 12, and Jordan, 11 of Cable Street, Southport, were given a three-year anti-social behaviour order at Bootle magistrates' court.

Between them, they accepted responsibilty for 41 of 86 allegations.

They include burglary, theft, assault, criminal damage, disorderly behaviour and abuse to the public and police between February 2001 and March 2002.

District Judge Trevor Chetalier told the brothers they faced custody if they breached any terms of the order.

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Maybe these lads here are related to the lads in Perth , loads of people from the North West of England here , could be their parents are applying right now to move here?
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North-south-east-west - it's all violence.

Perhaps you'd like news from london...
http://www.thisisessex.co.uk/essex/news/NEWS62.html

or maybe some fault lies with the adults...
http://icteesside.icnetwork.co.uk/01...l&siteid=50080
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North-south-east-west - it's all violence.

Perhaps you'd like news from london...
http://www.thisisessex.co.uk/essex/news/NEWS62.html

or maybe some fault lies with the adults...
http://icteesside.icnetwork.co.uk/01...l&siteid=50080
Maybe that why theres so much here also to many Poms , what do you think?

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