An education in the Netherlands
Published: 13 April 2012 Modified: 16 April 2012
The Netherlands offers top-notch instruction both in the Dutch educational system and well as at its international schools, most of which can be found in The Hague.
Education in the Netherlands is characterised by division: education is oriented toward the needs and background of the pupil. Education is divided over schools for different age groups, some of which are divided in streams for different educational levels. Schools are furthermore divided in public, special (religious), and general-special (neutral) schools, although there are also a few private schools.
The Programme for International Student Assessment, coordinated by the OECD, ranks the education in the Netherlands as the 9th best in the world as of 2008, being significantly higher than the OECD average.
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The highest concentration of international schools in the Netherlands can be found in The Hague. The city also offers a large variety of higher education at all different levels (vocational, professional, graduate and postgra ...
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