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Finland Education Webinar

We raised 3 key points regarding the uniqueness of Finland education: trust through professionalism, flexibility and diversity through autonomy, and all-rounded development through community.
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Xinxin Feng

on 18 June 2013

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Transcript of Finland Education Webinar

What is Finland Doing Well in Education?
3. ALL-ROUNDED DEVELOPMENT through Community
Decentralization of Steering Powers, 1990s
- Large autonomy of local authorities

- Abolition of inspection of schools

- Abolition of textbooks

- Autonomy to organize schools and education process

- No earmarks on state financial grants to municipalities
Schools/Teachers
Enrollment
Resources
Ministry of Education: www.minedu.fi

NBE: www.oph.fi/english

CIMO: www.cimo.fi

Education in Finland: www..fi/download/124278_education_in_finland.pdf

Basic Education Reform in Finland: www.edu.gov.on.ca/bb4e/FinlandEn.pdf

Statistics Finland: www.stat.fi/index_en.html
Story of
Duckling
"Finland Model"
Why Finland?
PISA
Programme for International Student Assessment
1968 - Act on Basic Education Reform
1970s
- Comprehensive School Reform
- Divided parallel education system
- First national curriculum
- Research-based teacher education
Strongly centralized
1985
- National Core Curricular Reform: ability grouping discontinued
- Higher standards for all
Individualization
1990 onwards
- National Core Curriculum Reform in 1994 & 2004
- Total reform of education legislation 1999 - emphasis on goals, pupils rights and duties
Decentralization
A bit of History
Headteacher Duck
Teacher Duck
The Ministry of Education
1. TRUST through Professionalism
...drafts legislation and government decisions pertaining to education
The National Board of Education, NBE
...concrete objectives and core contents of instruction in subjects
...the National Core Curriculum
Local Authorities/Municipalities
...practical arrangement of schooling
...municipal curriculum based on the national core curriculum
Training
Freedom in deciding...
Evaluation
2. FLEXIBILITY & DIVERSITY Through Autonomy
Master Degree
In universities and at work...
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1257825
During work...
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1257829
Several times in a year...
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1257845
1. TRUST through Professionalism
Expenses +++
Libraries +++
Taxi +++
Family +++
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1257923
1. Organized by the school or municipalities

2. Descriptive

3. Improvement in teaching is the only purpose
Helsinki: 65
Espoo: 14
935
+202
Leppavaara Library
Shares of population with post-comprehensive level qualifications by age group in 1970, 1990 and 2011
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1257859
- Teachers should be given the most credit;
The other reason is trust.
- What is the secret of Finland's education success?
〉> 5 km, taxi pick-up
Within 3 km
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