Education in Denmark

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Education in Denmark is compulsory (undervisningspligt) for children below the age of 15 or 16, even though it is not compulsory to attend Folkeskole ("public school").wikipedia
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Folk high school

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Throughout the 19th century (and even up until today), the Danish education system was especially influenced by the ideas of clergyman, politician and poet N. F. S. Grundtvig, who advocated inspiring methods of teaching and the foundation of folk high schools.

Faroe Islands

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Since the Faroe Islands is a part of the Danish Realm, education in the Faroe Islands is influenced and has similarities with the Danish educational system; there is an agreement on educational cooperation between the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

Education

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Education in Denmark is compulsory (undervisningspligt) for children below the age of 15 or 16, even though it is not compulsory to attend Folkeskole ("public school").

Denmark

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Education in Denmark is compulsory (undervisningspligt) for children below the age of 15 or 16, even though it is not compulsory to attend Folkeskole ("public school").

Danish Folkeskole Education

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Education in Denmark is compulsory (undervisningspligt) for children below the age of 15 or 16, even though it is not compulsory to attend Folkeskole ("public school").

Private school

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Denmark has a tradition of private schools and about 15.6% of all children at basic school level attend private schools, which are supported by a voucher system.

School voucher

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Denmark has a tradition of private schools and about 15.6% of all children at basic school level attend private schools, which are supported by a voucher system.

Education Index

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The Education Index, published with the UN's Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2013, lists Denmark as 0.873, amongst the highest in the world, beneath Australia, Finland and New Zealand.

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The Education Index, published with the UN's Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2013, lists Denmark as 0.873, amongst the highest in the world, beneath Australia, Finland and New Zealand.

Human Development Index

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The Education Index, published with the UN's Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2013, lists Denmark as 0.873, amongst the highest in the world, beneath Australia, Finland and New Zealand.

Australia

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The Education Index, published with the UN's Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2013, lists Denmark as 0.873, amongst the highest in the world, beneath Australia, Finland and New Zealand.

Finland

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The Education Index, published with the UN's Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2013, lists Denmark as 0.873, amongst the highest in the world, beneath Australia, Finland and New Zealand.

New Zealand

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The Education Index, published with the UN's Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2013, lists Denmark as 0.873, amongst the highest in the world, beneath Australia, Finland and New Zealand.

Minister of Education (Denmark)

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The chief national officer of the education system is Minister of Education (Denmark) Merete Riisager (Liberal Alliance).

Merete Riisager

The chief national officer of the education system is Minister of Education (Denmark) Merete Riisager (Liberal Alliance).

Liberal Alliance (Denmark)

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The chief national officer of the education system is Minister of Education (Denmark) Merete Riisager (Liberal Alliance).

Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Denmark)

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Minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Denmark) since 28 November 2016 is Søren Pind.

Søren Pind

Minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Denmark) since 28 November 2016 is Søren Pind.

Literacy

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Literacy in Denmark is approximately 99% for both men and women.

Catholic Church

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The Danish education system has its origin in the cathedral- and monastery schools established by the Roman Catholic Church in the early Middle Ages, and seven of the schools established in the 12th and 13th centuries still exist today.

Middle Ages

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The Danish education system has its origin in the cathedral- and monastery schools established by the Roman Catholic Church in the early Middle Ages, and seven of the schools established in the 12th and 13th centuries still exist today.

Reformation

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After the Reformation, which was officially implemented in 1536, the schools were taken over by the Crown.

Monarchy of Denmark

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After the Reformation, which was officially implemented in 1536, the schools were taken over by the Crown.