Children are getting ahead in their education as they get older, and the challenge is not just about learning new skills.
It is also about mastering the skills needed to excel in school.
Read more article The OECD said that in 2014, there were 2.2 million children in primary schools, with more than 100 million children aged five to 17.
The figure for primary school students aged five and under was 5.3 million.
But the figures for primary schools in secondary schools were even lower, at 2.1 million.
The OECD said there were many factors contributing to this trend, such as lower-quality schools, poorer teaching practices, the ageing of children, and under-funding.
The report said the primary school achievement gap is much greater than previously thought, with many of the key differences between primary schools and secondary schools attributable to factors such as teachers’ pay, attendance, and facilities.
While it is a difficult problem to tackle, there are some promising steps to take to reduce the achievement gap, including improving school facilities, better teaching practices and making schools more child-friendly.
In the next decade, there will be an increasing number of children entering primary school and in the first year of primary school, children in disadvantaged areas should have an average level of academic achievement similar to those in middle-class areas, the report said.
The new OECD report, titled Child Education: Learning to Learn, highlights that the primary education system is crucial to the future of children in the future.
“The education system, as we know it today, is a key element of the country’s economic success, with it helping children to succeed in the labour market, to build up their confidence and self-esteem, and to have an easier time finding employment,” OECD Education Commissioner Catherine Smith said.
“It is vital that we do everything we can to ensure that children continue to have access to an excellent education, and that children are able to have a better life in the long term.”
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