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We hear all the time about Finland's education model. How everyone should replicate it. How it's actually flawed. Whether you love it or hate it, it's intriguing. But why is that? Probably because of some of the following unique characteristics.
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Who says textbook creation has to be a long-term project? A group of Finnish mathematics researchers, teachers, and students are writing an entire math textbook in three days. In fact, they're writing it right now. They started Friday, September 28, 2012 and are set to finish Sunday night.
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The results of the PISA tests will become important to a country’s government for two reasons: they’ve done really well and so can bask in the glory of being a leading nation, or they have under-performed in one, some or all areas and thus need to come up with a complex series of excuses and polices which are going to immediately rectify the deficit that has been revealed.
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You can't talk about education reform without hearing a mention of Finland. Why is that? This guidebook is meant to be a great introduction and helpful refresher for anyone looking to learn more.