Why Finland Isn’t Overly Concerned By Declines in Student Test Scores

Ruoholahti Comprehensive School, Helsinki, Finland (photo by Jori Samonen via flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0).
Ruoholahti Comprehensive School, Helsinki, Finland (photo by Jori Samonen via flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0).
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Editor’s note: This article is the first in an ongoing WPR series about education policy in various countries around the world. Last year, schools across Finland began implementing the country’s new National Curriculum Framework, which was first approved in 2014. Though the country, long praised for its school system, has seen test scores decline in recent years, the reforms show the Finnish government is more focused on other problems. In an email interview, Finnish educator, author and policy adviser Pasi Sahlberg explains what the changes are intended to achieve. WPR: What are the biggest changes resulting from the adoption last […]

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