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Finn-ished

Postby 3Boys » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:03 pm

For those who keep touting Finland and bashing our own system....

"Leena Krokfors, an academic there, blames declining motivation and a failure of maths teachers and the curriculum to inspire enthusiasm. Others are beginning to wonder whether the egalitarian nature of Finnish education might be an underlying problem. Juha Yia-Jaaski, who runs a technology project to stretch the academically able, worries that a focus on raising the achievement of the majority of pupils shortchanges the cleverest. The country is “kidding itself”, Ms Jaaska says, if it thinks they can catch up at university."

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http://www.economist.com/news/internati ... |36746442|

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Re: Finn-ished

Postby wonderm » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:43 pm

3Boys wrote:For those who keep touting Finland and bashing our own system....

"Leena Krokfors, an academic there, blames declining motivation and a failure of maths teachers and the curriculum to inspire enthusiasm. Others are beginning to wonder whether the egalitarian nature of Finnish education might be an underlying problem. Juha Yia-Jaaski, who runs a technology project to stretch the academically able, worries that a focus on raising the achievement of the majority of pupils shortchanges the cleverest. The country is “kidding itself”, Ms Jaaska says, if it thinks they can catch up at university."

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http://www.economist.com/news/internati ... |36746442|


Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

"The structure of education systems seems to count for less than overall culture."

I am not surprised. Whether it is good or bad, the culture of our society or the attitude of us parents matters, maybe even more than MOE policies.

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