Friday, January 16, 2015

Equal opportunities for all

"System excellence in education requires that the entire society performs harmoniously"

More on the Finland model of education - everybody should watch.
Providing equal opportunities for all citizens to high-quality education and training is a long-term objective of the Finnish education policy. The key words in Finnish education policy are quality, efficiency, equity and internationalisation. The basic right to education and culture is recorded in the Constitution. The policy is built on the principles of lifelong learning and free education. Education is seen as a key to competitiveness and wellbeing of the society (Education policy - Finnish National Board of Education).
-- read "Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?"
-- read "What we can learn from Finland’s successful school reform"
-- read "Happy Teaching, Happy Learning"
-- read "What the best education systems are doing right"

Pasi Sahlberg is Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems and reforms around the world. His book “Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?” (2011) won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award and he received the 2012 Education Award in Finland and 2014 Robert Owen Award in Scotland.

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