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26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System | Finland Education | Scoop.it
It puts the rest of the world to shame....

Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years ago, Finland's school system has consistently come at the top for the international rankings for education systems.

So how do they do it?
It's simple — by going against the evaluation-driven, centralized model that much of the Western world uses.

 


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There’s No Homework in Finland | Online Classes

To some people, Finland isn’t a whole lot more than a chilly, northern country boasting a population of around 5 million people. Whether you’ve been to Finland or not, you probably haven’t had the chance to take an up-close and personal look at one of Finland’s greatest accomplishments to date—its high-achieving education system.

 

Students in Finland have, over the past several years, risen to the top of the academic food-chain, and they’ve become some of the top scholarly performers in the world. Compared to many other developed nations, including the US and Canada, Finland’s high school graduation rates have continued to grow steadily and impressively. Furthermore, a huge percentage of students continue on to earn college degrees, and students at all levels perform exceedingly well on standardized tests.

 

So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s hard to say for sure, but some good guesses as to the source of their success include respecting their teachers highly, assigning students less homework and more recess time, and keeping standardized testing to a minimum. The following infographic takes an in-depth look at some of the details behind Finland’s educational system, and what makes it work so well.

 

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Secrets Revealed: Story Behind Finland's Educational Success

Since last couple of years Finland has been quite successfully ranked top position so far as excellence in education is concerned. A study of their educational system revealed their secrets. Read more here.

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There’s No Homework in Finland | Online Classes

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 9, 2013 7:57 PM
Schools in Finland have been in the news quite a bit lately. Why? To quote from the post "one of Finland’s greatest accomplishments to date—its high-achieving education system. Students in Finland have, over the past several years, risen to the top of the academic food-chain, and they’ve become some of the top scholarly performers in the world." This infographic is interesting in that it gives some comparisons of schools in Finland compared to schools in the US (and Canada). For more information click through to the infographic
Sydney Rardin's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:18 PM

If you take a minute to read this article, it's very interesting to read how Finland has rised to the top.

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What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools? | Finland Education | Scoop.it
Why the U.S. emphasis on "teacher effectiveness" won't by itself really improve schools.

Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and the author of the best-selling“Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” In this piece he writes about whether the emphasis that American school reformers put on “teacher effectiveness” is really the best approach to improving student achievement.

 


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Ena Harrop's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:25 PM

A book Mr Gove would do well to read.