Why Finland Ranks High in Public Education
Sarjala, Jukka, Our Schools, Our Selves
There is no one single explanation for the good results of the Finnish students in the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) carried out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The successful performance of Finnish students seems to be attributable to a web of interrelated factors having to do with comprehensive pedagogy, students' own interests and leisure activities, the structure of the educational system, teacher training, school practices and, in the end, Finnish culture. Perspectives on this web of explanations will be opened up not only by analysing the results of PISA but also by considering some characteristics of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Why Finland Ranks High in Public Education. Contributors: Sarjala, Jukka - Author. Magazine title: Our Schools, Our Selves. Volume: 14. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 95+. © Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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