Are the High Scores in the PISA Tests an Educational Success in Finland?

Author: Małgorzata Banasiak
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 63-79
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PDF: kie/108/kie10804.pdf

The purpose of this article is to look closer at the educational system in Finland and to consider it in terms of its educational success. It analyses historical aspects, teaching methods, cooperation between family and school, the material status. These considerations will be enriched by the practical experience gained during a study visit to Jyväskylä College of Education, a vocational secondary school in Jyvaskyla.


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