Why is Finnish education so successful?


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 What follows is something that administrators and politicians in the USA and UK seem determined to avoid.

While such incumbents concentrate their efforts on the next lot of ideas that won’t work, Finland is taking a totally different road regarding education of children. 

Guess what?  Finland comes out top of the PISA international education league tables time after time. But UK and USA administrators and politicians cannot imagine an educational system where children do not start school until they are 7; where spending is under a paltry $5,000 a year per student; where there are no gifted programs; and where class sizes often approach 30. 

How does Finland achieve such lofty heights? Teachers are highly respected and they are also given a great deal of freedom of how and what they teach. Finland together with Venezuela provides music education unparalleled when compared with any other country. You may ask why music education is so important. The answer according to Finnish educators is very simple, “because it is good for the brain.”

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