Monday, 16 November 2009

Finnish perceptions of educational challenges: Previous Research

The drawbacks of the Finnish education system deserve addressing as well.  
  • The Finnish education system has the danger of resting on its laurels.  Room for improvement still exists!
  • There is "meager" attention paid to gifted students, and the education system needs to further develop the skills of the academically talented.  
  • There are gender differences: girls attain higher scores in reading literacy than boys.
  • School students expressed negative perceptions of school climate and school satisfaction in the PISA questionnaires.
  • Swedish-speaking Finns score lower than the Finnish-speaking Finns in PISA.  
  • As the population of the country grows increasingly heterogeneous, many acknowledge the difficulty in adhering to the ethos of equality.  

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