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Why Finland And South Korea Students Lead the World in Education Results

Why Finland And South Korea Students Lead the World in Education Results | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Finland and South Korea top the charts in a new global education ranking. But with very different philosophies. We're looking at what the US – ranked number 17 – can learn.
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An interesting podcast and documentary on some inside secrets of the success of South Korean and Finland public school systems.
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How Finland Reached the Top of the Educational Rankings : NEA Today

In Finland, teachers don't go into debt to become a teacher.  Also the national math curriculum has been condensed to 10 pages to give teachers more freedom

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Pasi Sahlberg: "Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?"

History, Humility, & Honest Appraisal of pros and Cons of Finnish School System (1:20) KM

 

Oh Yeah...My key takeaway...."It is illegal to give a student a grade until after 5th grade!"  The focus on education, not rank.  KM

 

Watch video of Pasi Sahlberg speaking Dec. 9 on "Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?"

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