publication . Article . 2012

The education system of Finland and its success in the PISA test

Emilio Jesús Lizarte Simón; Martin Gripenberg;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: Journal for Educators (issn: 1989-9572, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad de Granada
Abstract
Once again, the Finnish educational system has scored well in the PISA-tests. Among its various organizational structures and policies, the consensus of the educational policy - which is reflected by uniform structures and directions for developing the curriculum - can be identified as a reason for the success. The municipalities are responsible for the organization and realization of the primary education as well as establishing a more detailed curriculum in accordance with the goals of the National Board of Education. The schools and the teachers are allowed a great deal of independence when developing the pedagogical content and choosing a method. This orient...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Education system, curriculum, training, educational quality, evaluation, educational development, Education, L
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