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Finnish education reform

Two Finnish Icons: Education and Nokia

When people are asked what they associate with Finland, most still say: “Nokia.” According to Finnish diplomats next comes “Education.” In the end of 2011 Nokia still is the leading mobile communication company, with about one third share of all mobile phones sold in the world. The global reputation of Finnish education, in turn, draws primarily from peruskoulu, a 9-year comprehensive school model launched in 1972 that…

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