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"The Finland Phenomenon"
Transcript of "The Finland Phenomenon"
By: Amy Davis (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Trust Students Teachers Ministry
Municipalities (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Statistics Percentage of high-school students who graduate
U.S 75.5% Estimated number of madated standard tests by senior year of public school
Annual amount spent per secondary school student (adjusted for purchasing power)
Only 1 in 10 adult Finns had completed more than nine years of basic education
A University degree uncommon
Public education best shot at economic recovery
"The Finnish Miracle"
Undistinguished education to top-scoring OECD nation for PISA
Families Equality "Equality is the most important word in Finnish education"
Difference between weakest and strongest students are the smallest in the world. -OECD
Every school has the same national goals
National goal to mainstream all children
All children taught in the same classroom
Almost unheard of for a child to show up hungry or homeless
The state subsidizes parents
Schools provide food, medical care, counseling and taxi service if needed
Every school draws from the same pool of university-trained educators
Teachers Rigorous teacher program
Written national entrance exam
1 in 10 applicants accepted
Masters degree at state expense (5 to 7 1/2 years)
Earn close to national average salary level
Pay difference for senior teachers
Usually stay for life
The Results Rankings based on 2009 international standardized PISA tests
Reading Science Math
FINLAND 2 3 6
U.S. 15 23 31
So how does Finland score so much higher than the United States?... References Hancock, L. (2011). A+ for Finland.Smithsonian, 42(5), p94-102. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.proxy-remote.galib.uga.edu/ehost/detail?sid=70ed9fd5-ce77-4c89-86b5-91f8730f71dc@sessionmgr115&vid=1&hid=112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ
Sahlberg, P. (2011). Lessons from finland. Education Digest, 77(3), p18-24. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.proxy-remote.galib.uga.edu/ehost/detail?sid=c92e7a8a-1512-4e54-b389-6d540273ebc6@sessionmgr104&vid=1&hid=112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ
Compton, B. (Director) (2011). The finland phenomenon [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNH3u09WP-Q
Spring, Joel. (2010). American Education (15th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.