The Finnish education model: Highlights, resources and research

Report | November 30, 2012

Executive Summary

Finnish students are among the best in the world. Their success has come through a system that would seem unorthodox here in the United States: no standardized testing, no private schools, fewer hours in school, teacher autonomy, full national funding, and equality in education, among other things.

This document highlights some of the distinguishing characteristics of the Finnish education system, in hopes of catalyzing further conversation and exploration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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