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May 26th, 2011 at 9:03 am

Is Finland what Gove really had in mind?

 

Are Finnish schools the best in the world?

KEY FEATURES OF THE FINNISH EDUCATION SYSTEM

All teachers must have a master’s degree before they start teaching.

Compulsory schooling starts at seven with voluntary play-based kindergarten for younger children.

No national testing, inspections or school league tables. The government looks at an 8 to 10 per cent sample of pupils’ work to check on performance.

Pupils transfer to either an academic or a vocational school at the age of 16 after nine years of compulsory schooling.

No university fees for home or EU students. Pilot of fees for overseas students from outside the EU.

KEY FEATURES OF THE ENGLISH SYSTEM

Teaching is an all-graduate profession but there are moves to allow free schools to employ unqualified teachers.

Compulsory schooling starts at five.

National tests for 11-year-olds with school league tables based on the results.

Secondary-school league tables are based on GCSE and A-level results, plus absence rates.

Students face fees of up to £3,000 a year in English universities – going up to a maximum of £9,000 in September 2012. Non-EU students can be charged full-cost annual fees of £28,000. Read full article Independent


Are Finnish schools the best in the world?

If Gove likes Finland’s schools so much, why doesn’t he imitate them?

BBC News NUT says free schools are ‘not wanted’ by parents


 

 

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