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By Hannele Niemi, Auli Toom, Arto Kallioniemi

Finnish students’ luck in foreign pupil overview checks and the features of the Finnish academic procedure are the point of interest of curiosity throughout on the planet. the importance of Finnish academic coverage and societal surroundings are continually mentioned. This ebook offers motives, solutions and reflections to those questions. Over 30 professional authors have contributed to this ebook via bringing their very own particular research-based issues of view.

The moment version of the ebook introduces the recent nationwide curriculum for simple schooling that now offers guidance for school-based curricula. scholars’ studying with engagement and colleges as studying groups are center visions of the reform. The authors additionally consider the PISA 2012 effects. The publication provides an instance on the right way to use PISA info for nationwide advancements. In Finland, all reviews are enhancement-led and this additionally comprises PISA measurements.

The ebook illustrates how educating and studying of other topics is discovered in Finnish colleges and describes the fundamental features and strategies of training, studying fabrics and examine on those issues.

The publication offers vital perception and reflections to foreign researchers, lecturers, scholars, reporters and coverage makers, who're drawn to instructing and studying in Finnish colleges. It indicates the result of the systematic and protracted paintings that has been performed on schooling and education in Finland.

The major beneficial properties of schooling in Finland are:

  • Strong fairness policy.
  • Teachers as self sufficient and reflective educational experts.
  • Flexible academic buildings and native accountability for curriculum development.
  • Evaluation for advancements, now not for ranking.
  • No nationwide trying out, no inspectorate.
  • Research-based instructor education.
  • Teachers’ excessive competence in content material wisdom and pedagogy.
  • Trust in schooling and teachers.

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Teachers at the lower and upper secondary schools are called subject teachers. They have qualified to teach one or two academic subjects (Finnish National Board of Education, 2009; Jakku-Sihvonen & Niemi, 2007). The Higher education sector consists of universities and polytechnics, which now are mostly known as universities of applied sciences. A. D. degrees and have also rich variety of Open University programs and a wide provision of further education and in-service training. A. A. programs and also a lot of in-service training.

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