10 Little Known Facts About Education

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Here are 10 little known facts about education:

  1. The oldest university in the world still in operation is the University of Bologna in Italy, founded in 1088.
  2. The word “school” comes from the Greek word “skholē,” which originally meant “leisure.”
  3. The United States is one of the few countries in the world that does not have a national curriculum.
  4. Finland consistently ranks as one of the top-performing countries in education, with no standardized testing and a focus on creativity and play in early education.
  5. The first kindergarten was established in Germany in 1837 by Friedrich Froebel.
  6. In some countries, such as China and South Korea, students often attend school for up to 12 hours a day, six days a week.
  7. The oldest continuously operating school in the United States is the Collegiate School in New York City, founded in 1628.
  8. The term “homework” was first coined in 1905 by a teacher named Roberto Nevilis in Venice, Italy.
  9. The country with the highest literacy rate in the world is North Korea, with an estimated literacy rate of 100%.
  10. The average person in the United States spends about 6.5 years of their life in school, from kindergarten to high school graduation.