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From the Ted Talk by Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let's look at this in greater detail. The red dot shows you spending per student relative to a country's wealth. One way you can spend meony is by paying teachers well, and you can see Korea innestvig a lot in attracting the best people into the teaching profession. And Korea also ievtnss into long socohl days, which drives up costs further. Last but not least, Koreans want their teachers not only to teach but also to develop. They invest in professional development and collaboration and many other things. All that costs money. How can Korea afford all of this? The answer is, students in Korea learn in large csaesls. This is the blue bar which is diinrvg costs down. You go to the next country on the list, Luxembourg, and you can see the red dot is exactly where it is for Korea, so Luxembourg sdneps the same per student as keroa does. But, you know, parents and teachers and policymakers in Luxembourg all like smlal classes. You know, it's very pleasant to walk into a small class. So they have invested all their money into there, and the blue bar, class size, is driving costs up. But even lmrbxuuoeg can spend its money only once, and the pcrie for this is that teachers are not paid particularly well. stntueds don't have long hours of learning. And basically, teachers have little time to do anything else than teaching. So you can see two countries spent their money very differently, and actually how they spent their money matters a lot more than how much they ivesnt in eoctiudan.

Open Cloze

Let's look at this in greater detail. The red dot shows you spending per student relative to a country's wealth. One way you can spend _____ is by paying teachers well, and you can see Korea _________ a lot in attracting the best people into the teaching profession. And Korea also _______ into long ______ days, which drives up costs further. Last but not least, Koreans want their teachers not only to teach but also to develop. They invest in professional development and collaboration and many other things. All that costs money. How can Korea afford all of this? The answer is, students in Korea learn in large _______. This is the blue bar which is _______ costs down. You go to the next country on the list, Luxembourg, and you can see the red dot is exactly where it is for Korea, so Luxembourg ______ the same per student as _____ does. But, you know, parents and teachers and policymakers in Luxembourg all like _____ classes. You know, it's very pleasant to walk into a small class. So they have invested all their money into there, and the blue bar, class size, is driving costs up. But even __________ can spend its money only once, and the _____ for this is that teachers are not paid particularly well. ________ don't have long hours of learning. And basically, teachers have little time to do anything else than teaching. So you can see two countries spent their money very differently, and actually how they spent their money matters a lot more than how much they ______ in _________.

Solution

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  2. investing
  3. price
  4. driving
  5. luxembourg
  6. students
  7. school
  8. small
  9. invest
  10. education
  11. money
  12. classes
  13. spends
  14. korea

Original Text

Let's look at this in greater detail. The red dot shows you spending per student relative to a country's wealth. One way you can spend money is by paying teachers well, and you can see Korea investing a lot in attracting the best people into the teaching profession. And Korea also invests into long school days, which drives up costs further. Last but not least, Koreans want their teachers not only to teach but also to develop. They invest in professional development and collaboration and many other things. All that costs money. How can Korea afford all of this? The answer is, students in Korea learn in large classes. This is the blue bar which is driving costs down. You go to the next country on the list, Luxembourg, and you can see the red dot is exactly where it is for Korea, so Luxembourg spends the same per student as Korea does. But, you know, parents and teachers and policymakers in Luxembourg all like small classes. You know, it's very pleasant to walk into a small class. So they have invested all their money into there, and the blue bar, class size, is driving costs up. But even Luxembourg can spend its money only once, and the price for this is that teachers are not paid particularly well. Students don't have long hours of learning. And basically, teachers have little time to do anything else than teaching. So you can see two countries spent their money very differently, and actually how they spent their money matters a lot more than how much they invest in education.

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