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What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

| January 13, 2012 | 50 Comments

Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: students. International and American media are fascinated by the Scandinavian country’s approach to designing the education system. The fact that Finland manages to score among the top three countries on the PISA survey is […]

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Secrets to Success in Shanghai Test Scores

Secrets to Success in Shanghai Test Scores

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Some highlights from yesterday’s New York Times: “Top Test Scores from Shanghai Stun Educators,” which discusses Shanghai’s high achievement rates in an international assessment test known as PISA. “The results … appeared to reflect the culture of education there, including greater emphasis on teacher training and more time spent on studying rather than extracurricular activities […]

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