What sets Finland apart in education?

11/18/2012 | Hechinger Report, The

Students in Finland have excelled on standardised tests, while the country has embraced a low-stakes approach to such exams. Finland's education system is distinctive because of its "culture of trust" with teachers, who are given more autonomy over lessons. "Everything they decide themselves; how they teach and what they teach," Finnish educator Jari Lavonen told attendees during a recent conference in New York.

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