Ijverig Azië, futloos Westen volgens de 2012 PISA – resultatenordening van 15-jarigen in 40 landen.
TEST scores are not everything. But they do signal something. By this measure taken by testing 15 year olds on basic academic skills industrious Asians have maintained their lead over Americans and Europeans, according to the latest PISA ranking, the Programme for International Student Assessment run by the OECD. Strikingly, the city of Shanghai, China and Singapore are among the top though test scores do not exist for earlier years, so they are not compared with, for example, 2006. [bron: Diligent Asia, indolent West | The Economist.]