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What’s All This About Finland’s Education System…?

Pasi - Finnish LessonsFor parents who wish to know.

Finland is a country with an education system that scores highly on PISA tests, but has no high stakes testing programs [e.g. NAPLAN,NCLB,NS] of its own.

It does not believe in the kinds of blanket testing carried out in GERM countries such as Australia, New Zealand, U.K. and U.S.A., all parts of the Global Education Reform Movement.

With little interest and no stake  in the outcomes, Finland offers to undertake PISA tests just for fun.

The term GERM was constructed by Pasi Sahlberg of Finland, who has a mission to share the schooling accomplishments of Finland with world educational leaders who are prepared to think about what they are doing to their children.  Australia is not included in that category; we Aussies don’t like to strain ourselves too much thinking about the things that really happen to kids at school.

Sahlberg’s book, Finnish Lessons, and his advice have been totally ignored by Australian politico-testucators and given the ‘silence treatment’ by the Australian press.  No reason has ever been provided for giving such a prestigious educator the short shift.  Anyhow, who cares?

In PISA scores, Finland is ‘up there’ with Singapore, Japan and South Korea for very different reasons.”

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