Asian children are performing better in Academics as compared to their Australian classmates at schools in the Land Down Under, says a new Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report. The report, the Resilience of Students with an Immigration Background, also demonstrated that Asian Students from India, China, and the Philippines, who relocated to the country in the recent time are more ambitious about their careers and feel more affiliated to their schools.
A recent Iraqi migrant to Sydney, Yousifbarbo, student was quoted by SBS News that the education system in Australia is much more supportive of its future citizens and are supported so well.
Peter Wade, principal of Patrician Brothers’ College says that their school attracts students belonging to more than 38 different nationalities, and hence the school works to ensure that those newly immigrants settled in Australia are assimilated in a better way into the school so that they feel they belong here.
He further adds that the parents of many children’s come from different academic background and they surely want to figure out their children career path.
In this report, Australia was ranked on 7th number out of 64 countries evaluated. Australia was ahead of United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
The CEO of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia Emma Campbell, said that it was an instance of the positive impact that the migrants have on Australian society. She further adds that these statistics are seen in the other areas of Australian society as well.
It was also found out that the students of India, China, and Philippines outshone their classmates who were born in Australia while the students from United Kingdom, and New Zealand were not even close to the normal standards.
The report also suggested that there are 11 percent more chances of migrant students to be ambitious in their career.
Campbell concluded by saying that there is high determination seen in the migrants coming to Australia and their children also make the best use of the opportunities provided to them by the great Australian education system.