17/08/2011French education minister seeks lessons in Finland - Expatica France | Finland | Scoop.it

"There are a number of practices that work here which we can transport," he told AFP while visiting the Itaekeskus school in eastern Helsinki.

 

Finland's school system was judged to be the world's best in 2006 by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's PISA study, and in 2010 it was still the only European country to hit the top five after being displaced in reading skills by Asian countries.
"It's useful, since we (in France) do not have such good results, to gain inspiration from good practices," said Chatel.