Skip to comments.Basic problem solving too hard for German kids
Posted on 04/01/2014 1:00:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A fifth of Germanys schoolchildren have problems with simple decision-making tasks, such as selecting the cheapest item from a page in a catalog, results from the global PISA test showed on Tuesday. [ ]
For Germany, the performance was not sparkling, with its children ranking behind those of Australia, Canada, Finland, England and most East Asian countries that took part. Germany only scored slightly higher than the average of the 44 countries that took part.
Almost 20 percent failed to reach the OECDs baseline level. This meant that at best, these pupils could only solve very simple problems that required no forethought, such as selecting the cheapest item from a page of a catalog.
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Look at immigration.
Wonder what the population of Turks is in Germany.
American kids would have trouble finding the right page
You wanted them to lead the world in 1964?
Nearly 20% of Germany’s population are foreign born or descendants of immigrants. That could put a big dent in their testing numbers.
Highest estimate is about 5 percent of total population.
Zey neet ein Leetter!
There are probably a lot of issues behind this problem, but I’d say modern education is mostly about liberal agendas. I’ve talked to kids who know everything about our slaving past, gender identity issues, global warming, building a sustainable energy policy, the importance of abortion, how evil America has been, but nothing about problem solving or math, or history. I spoke to a young man who had graduated in the top 5% of his high school and had never heard of JFK. He could name the presidents from Carter forward. He couldn’t name a world war 2 general or any major battles. It was really disturbing.
Perhaps they need a strong leader to tell them what to do, how to dress, and whom to kill.
(Yeah, little bitter today. Sorry.)
Ein bier bitte!!! Arbeit macht frei!! OObama ist ein idiot!
So they are not good shoppers?
RE: “Almost 20 percent failed.”
I will guess that 20% of Germany’s population are:
(1) Low skill legal immigrants from former Communist nations in eastern Europe.
(2) Low skill legal immigrants from Islamic Turkey.
(3) Low skill legal immigrants from low wage western European neighbors.
Thank you “European Community!”
If not for me telling them my kids wouldn’t know who Reagan was until they went to private school.
In America I think that Caucasians still outnumber everyone else as a part of the entire population, but not as part of the school aged cohort.
Are low-IQ Middle Eastern immigrants. The evidence that Western European-European American education can improve the circumstances of sub-85 IQ populations is nonexistent. They cannot reason abstractly, which makes high school for them just a giant, meaningless clusterf***. The boys get violent, the girls get pregnant.
The German data is just more evidence for what everyone should know.
That sounds more like a math problem to me.
It doesn't matter if they find the right page or not, as long as they explain what a page is and why they might need a catelog. (Common core, after all)
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