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By Hannele Niemi, Auli Toom, Arto Kallioniemi

Finnish scholars’ good fortune in foreign scholar review exams and the features of the Finnish academic process are the focal point of curiosity throughout on this planet. the importance of Finnish academic coverage and societal surroundings are always mentioned. This e-book presents causes, solutions and reflections to those questions. Over 30 professional authors have contributed to this booklet via bringing their very own particular research-based issues of view.

The moment variation of the publication introduces the recent nationwide curriculum for easy schooling that now presents instructions for school-based curricula. scholars’ studying with engagement and colleges as studying groups are middle visions of the reform. The authors additionally ponder the PISA 2012 effects. The ebook supplies an instance on the best way to use PISA info for nationwide advancements. In Finland, all reviews are enhancement-led and this additionally comprises PISA measurements.

The publication illustrates how instructing and studying of alternative matters is discovered in Finnish faculties and describes the basic features and strategies of educating, studying fabrics and study on those issues.

The booklet presents very important perception and reflections to overseas researchers, academics, scholars, reporters and coverage makers, who're attracted to educating and studying in Finnish faculties. It exhibits the result of the systematic and chronic 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 sustaining and reflective educational experts.
  • Flexible academic buildings and native accountability for curriculum development.
  • Evaluation for advancements, now not for ranking.
  • No nationwide checking 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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Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä. , & Vettenranta, J. (2013). PISA 12. Ensituloksia [PISA12. First results]. Publications of the Ministry of education and culture 2013:20. Leu, D. , Kinzer, C. , & Henry, L. A. (2013). New literacies: A dual-level theory of the changing nature of literacy, instruction, and assessment. In D. E. Alvermann, N. J. Unrau, & R. B. , pp. 1150–1181). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. , & Taube, K. (2004). Factors behind low reading literacy achievement.

At the time, there was a wide consensus between politicians that a small country has to promote equality in education by implementing a system that provides educational opportunities for as long as possible to all those who are motivated to learn, regardless of their socioeconomic status, gender or residence. In those days Finland had a parallel system in education in which ten-year-old children had to decide what would be their future prospects and careers. They had to seek entrance and pass examinations into academically oriented schools or go on a route that led to vocational fields.

Miracle of Education, 23–40. © 2016 Sense Publishers. All rights reserved. h. niemi how they have influenced educational practice and teachers’ professional roles. In the beginning of the chapter there is a brief review of the historical and cultural movements that have influenced Finnish education. Thereafter the structure and major features of the Finnish educational system are introduced. Finally there is a description of the Finnish research-based teacher education and its major qualities.

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