Fixing Education: The Finnish Model

While reading through a New York Times Review of Books article that was recommended by Teaching Tolerance, I came across a link to the archived article below. Most educators, I think, have recognized that the USA has been losing ground in the arena of education during the past decade or two. We’re not the only ones. Many countries are reassessing the school and education models they currently use. However, it looks like one country may have a model that needs closer consideration. Surprisingly, that country is Finland, a country that, in recent years, has had to cut back on several of its national programs (such as health benefits). However, education is an area of extreme importance in Finland. Read the article to learn the reviewer’s findings. Maybe even buy the book.

Finland’s School Model

If the link doesn’t work, copy paste the following URL into your browser:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/mar/08/schools-we-can-envy/

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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