Facts and myths about Finnish schools

By Pasi Sahlberg
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The author discusses two fallacies that have unintended consequences: that the most important single factor in improving the quality of education is teachers; and that the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers. He then focuses on three myths about Finnish schools – that there is no homework; that Finland is scrapping curriculum subjects; and that only the best and brightest are to teach. He argues that interest in international borrowing and lending of educational ideas has sometimes led to wrong conclusions regarding the power of imported solutions from one country to another, expresses caution in this regard, and concludes with recommendations for future policy making.

SKU: SS290
Date Published: 
2019-12-05 00:00:00