UPDATES TO FINNISH LESSONS

Here you’ll find additional information and updates to Finnish Lessons and education in Finland

 

Updated material to the book

to be added…

 

Links to key education institutions

- Ministry of Education and Culture

- Finnish National Board of Education

- CIMO Centre for Mobility and International Cooperation

- Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ)

- Confederation of Academic Professionals (AKAVA)

 - Finnish Institute for Educational Research (KTL)

 

Key policy documents

- Education in Finland: General information, NBE, 2008

- National Framework Curriculum for Pre-School

- Basic Education Act 1998

- National Framework Curriculum for Basic Education

- Allocation of Instruction time in Basic Education

- National Framework for Before and After School Activities

- Education and Research in Finland 2011 – 2016

 - National Framework Curriculum for Upper Secondary  Schools

- National Qualification Requirements for Vocational Education and Training

- Education of Immigrants in Finland

- Publications by the Finnish National Board of Education (wide range of topics)

- International Survey on Educational Leadership, NBE, 2012

- Providing Education for the 2020s, NBE, 2012

- School Meals in Finland, NBE, 2008

- A Framework for Evaluating Educational Outcomes in Finland, NBE, 1999

- Education Evaluation Plan 2012 – 2015, MOE, 2013

 

Selected publications

- The Finnish Success in PISA – and some reasons behind it I (PISA 2000), University of Jyväskylä, 2002

- Northern Lights on PISA: University of Oslo, 2004

- The Finnish Success in PISA – and some reasons behind it II (PISA 2003), University of Jyväskylä, 2007

- Northern Lights on PISA 2003: Nordic Council of Ministers, 2006

Policy development and reform principles of basic and secondary education in Finland since 1968, World Bank, 2006

- PISA06 (PISA 2006) Ministry of Education and Culture, 2008

- Northern Lights on PISA 2006: Nordic Council of Ministers, 2009

- The Finnish Education System and PISA, University of Helsinki, 2008

- PISA09 (PISA 2009), University of Jyväskylä, 2010

- Northern Lights on PISA: Nordic Council of Ministers, 2012

- The School of Opportunities, NBE, 2011

- School Leadership for Systemic Improvement in Finland, OECD, 2007

- Finnish education in a nutshell, CIMO, MoEC and NBE, 2013

- Special Education in Finland, SITRA, 2011

 

From other authors about Finnish education

Testing, Testing by Lary Booi & J-C Couture, Alberta Views, September 2011

- Steady Work: How Finland is building a strong teaching and learning system by Linda Darling-Hammond, 2009

- Teacher Leader Effectiveness by Linda Darling Hammond & Robert Rothman, 2011

 

Documentaries and video clips

- Strong performers and successful reforms in Education: Finland, OECD 2010 (19 minutes)

- The Finland Phenomenon, Bob Compton film, 2011 (62 minutes)

- Why education in Finland works?, AFT 2011 (6 minutes)

- Finnish First, The Dan rather Reports, HDNet (in iTunes), 2012 (60 minutes) This is my favorite!

- Behind the Scenes “Finland”, Dan Rather Reports, 2012 (5 minutes)

- Finland’s formula for school success, Education Everywhere Series (6 minutes)

- Inside Man – Education Episode, CNN (Morgan Spurlock, 2013,  (45 minutes)