The transformation of the Finnish education system began some 40 years ago as the key component of the country’s economic recovery plan. At the time, educators had little idea that their approach would be so successful, as indicated by the results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). This is an international assessment that focuses on 15-year-old students’ skills in reading literacy, mathematics literacy, and science literacy that is administered every three years.
In 2000, the first results from 40 global venues revealed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world. Three years later, they led in math. By 2006, Finland was first out of 57 countries in science. In 2009, the nation came in second … >>>READ MORE >>> →