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  BBC NEWS | Education | Education key to economic survival
And in particular, she says the country's educational success can be attributed to the "unified" school system, which sees children staying at the same school between the ages of seven and 16, rather than having primary and secondary schools.
Finland's education system, when compared to the UK, is also different in the later age at which pupils enter schools.
In the last international education league tables, produced by the OECD, Finland's 15 year olds were judged to have the highest standards of literacy in the world.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/education/4031805.stm   (881 words)

  Education in Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The educational system in Finland is based on a nine year comprehensive school (Finnish peruskoulu, Swedish grundskola, 'basic school'), with mandatory attendance.
Both primary and secondary education is funded by the municipality, and a free lunch is served.
Post-secondary education is provided by municipal schools or independent 'adult education centres', which can give either vocational education or teaching at comprehensive or upper secondary school levels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_in_Finland   (1841 words)

 Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finland is bounded by the Baltic Sea with the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate.
The judicial system of Finland is divided between courts with regular civil and criminal jurisdiction and administrative courts with responsibility for litigation between the individuals and the administrative organs of the state and the communities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Finland   (7577 words)

 ALICE - Finland
For this purpose, Sweden developed the concept of a 'workers' educational centre'; this was an educational institution for study during a worker's leisure hours, meant primarily to meet the educational needs of working people (the residential folk high schools were originally designed for young people in the countryside).
Workers' educational centres never developed into a major institution in Sweden, but after the idea was first introduced in Finland in the industrial city of Tampere in 1899, this particular form of adult education in fact developed into Finland's biggest single network of adult education institutes over the following 70 years.
General adult education, where liberal adult education was particularly active, was of a high international standard, and rather little could be done to improve it through government measures.
www.kaapeli.fi /~vsy/alice/cou/fin.html   (2449 words)

 Higher Education in Finland
Our higher education system is fairly large: we have 20 universities and 29 polytechnics, and 65 per cent of the age group start studies at higher education institutions.
In Finland, polytechnics are newcomers to the higher education scene.
The Finnish higher education evaluation council is an independent advisory body to the ministry of education, and it promotes and supports evaluations and quality work in high education institutions.
www.intstudy.com /articles/nfineduc02.htm   (766 words)

 Embassy of Finland, Maputo - Education and research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Education beyond the age of 16 is voluntary, taking the form of either three to four years in upper secondary school or two to five years at a vocational school.
Education in Finland is free at all levels.
There are 20 universities or institutes of higher education in Finland, with a total student population of around 271,200, of whom 53% are women.
www.finland.org.mz /doc/en/finfo/education.html   (235 words)

 HONR248D 1999 | Finland
Ten of them are general education institutions, and ten are specialized institutions, of which three specialize in economics and business administration, three in engineering and architecture, one in music, one in art and design, one in fine arts and one in theatre, drama and dance.
Finland was again forced to accommodate both the eastern influence and western influence on its culture.
However, the educational system was redesigned during the 1970s, a time of strength for the USSR and frailty in the west.
www.otal.umd.edu /honr248d/pastpages/wg99/finland.html   (1431 words)

Continuing education is the point of intersection of new research findings and practical working life, at which the level of knowledge of graduates in working life is brought up to date and in which university education is offered to new groups of students and client sectors.
In education for a specific organization the focus is generally on the further development of working practices when the connection between the educatioin and the work done by the student plays a prominent role in the education.
Education which is not grounded in the core competence of the universities has no place in the centres for continuing higher education of the universities.
paginas.fe.up.pt /nuce/FINL.html   (8541 words)

 Finland: Report: Part II: Analytic Section: cont.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The reform of legislation on education that was carried in the latter half of 1990’s transferred more responsibility to the local level, and at the same time provided pupils and students with more freedom of choice concerning their studies.
A further aim of the national education system is to support educational institutions and teachers in the continuous reform of education, on the one hand, and to produce and convey versatile, up-to-date and reliable information on the functionality and outcomes of the institutions and the entire education system, on the other.
Vocational education for those in need of special education started in the latter part of the 19th century, when education for the blind and intellectually disabled was started in special institutions established for them.
www2.unesco.org /wef/countryreports/finland/rapport_2_1.html   (4757 words)

 Nordic Culture > Scandinavian countries have the world's best education - Scandinavica.com
Finland's network of higher education institutions is among the densest in Europe.
In Finland alone, 65% of the population go to universities or polytechnics, because education does only depend on their willing to study, and not on how much money they have.
Finland's Ministry of Education wants to raise the number of international students to 12 000 by the year 2008.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/education/best.htm   (952 words)

 Why Study in Finland?
Finland is a country of 5.1 million people located in the North of Europe with Sweden, Norway and Russia as its neighbours.
The objective defined by the Ministry of Education of Finland at the beginning of the last decade was to send 5,000 university students to study abroad annually.
The study entitled "Why Finland?" published by CIMO in March 2001, showed that one of the main reasons why a growing number of international students today come to study in Finland is the availability of a great variety of international study programs taught in English at Finnish universities and polytechnics.
www.transworldeducation.com /europe/nfinland.htm   (1369 words)

 Embassy of Finland, Canberra - Education/Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In Finland, 99.7 % of the age group complete compulsory schooling, which means that Finland has one of the lowest dropout rates in the world.
For children, the teaching and educational equipment are free of charge.
There are altogether 20 universities in Finland: ten multifaculty universities, three universities of technology, three schools of economics and business administration, and four art academies.
www.finland.org.au /doc/en/finfo/studies.html   (320 words)

 Physics school education in Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
However, the students in class teacher education are not selected based on their interest or abilities in mathematics and science but on their interest for example in music or physical exercises.
Education The teachers who want to continue their studies towards a doctorship in physics education need help both from the department of physics and the department of teacher education.
Detailed background papers on physics education at senior level in their countries were prepared by the nine participant countries and were reviewed by five international experts in the field of physics education.
www.europhysicsnews.com /full/03/article8/article8.html   (2139 words)

 Higher Education in Finland
The Finnish system of polytechnics and universities of applied sciences was built during the 1990’s to diversify the higher education sector.
Education at the polytechnics and universities of applied sciences emphasises close contacts with business, industry and services, especially at the regional level.
Studies are organised into Degree Programmes, which are confirmed by the Ministry of Education, the curricula are independently decided by the universities of applied sciences.
www.laurea.fi /net/en/06_Laurea/00_Education/index.jsp   (355 words)

 OPH - FNBE Home
The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) is the national agency in charge of development of education in Finland.
FNBE is responsible for the development of pre-primary education and basic education, general upper secondary education, vocational education and training, formal adult education and training, liberal adult education (incl.
Finland has been top in the OECD´s latest PISA study of learning results among 15-year olds, with high performances in mathematics, science, mother tongue and problem solving.
www.oph.fi /english/frontpage.asp?path=447   (192 words)

 Engineering education in Finland Journal of Engineering Education - Find Articles
Finland's second largest city is Tampere, with a population of 176,000 (430,000 in its metropolitan area).
Finland is a strong, stable western-European democracy, with complete freedom of the press and freedom of religion.
For Finnish children, education (Figure 1) begins in a voluntary preschool program that is provided through the age of six by the municipally sponsored paivdkoti, a neighborhood center combining the functions of day-care and kindergarten.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3886/is_199904/ai_n8846210   (857 words)

 Embassy of Finland, Washington DC, Consulates General of Finland, New york and Los Angeles - About Finland, For Students
The main aim of the Finnish education system is to ensure that the entire population has access to education and training.
There are universities and polytechnics all over Finland, and the ultimate aim is to ensure that all prospective students have equal opportunities for study, regardless of where they live.
Education and training leading to a degree is free of charge in Finland at all the educational institutions and universities which form part of the official education system.
www.finland.org /doc/en/about/students/edu.asp   (360 words)

Students study within the general framework for subject teacher education in the faculty of their main subject which is responsible for organizing the subject teaching.
The department of teacher education is responsible for organizing the pedagogical studies.
Enrolment or eligibility to enrol in an institution of higher education of corresponding level in the country of origin.
www.euroeducation.net /prof/finco.htm   (2019 words)

 OPM - Ministry of Education, Finland
Within the Finnish Government, the Ministry of Education is responsible for developing educational, science, cultural, sport and youth policies and international cooperation in these fields.
Sari Sarkomaa is responsible for education and science policies and the Minister of Culture and Sport, Mr.
Finland’s national strategy for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 is available in pdf-format.
www.minedu.fi /OPM/?lang=en   (752 words)

 Embassy of Finland, Windhoek - Education
Education Finland offers a wide variety of educational programs, from short-term courses to full degree programs.
There are 20 universities in Finland: ten multifaculty institutions, three technical universities, three schools of economics and business administration, and four arts universities.
Universities represent the oldest educational tradition in Finland: the first The Royal Academy of Turku, was founded in 1640.
www.finland.org.na /doc/en/finfo/education.html   (619 words)

 Education in Finland
The educational level of the finnish population is high.
The polytechnics are multidisciplinary institutions of higher education, which have a university-level theoretical basis, a clear professional orientation and close connections with business and industry.
Since higher education is funded by the state through the Ministry of Education, students enrolled in regular degree programmes pay no tuition fees.
personal.inet.fi /perhe/bagge/evelyn/edu.html   (505 words)

 Heaven and Helsinki | News crumb | EducationGuardian.co.uk
Over in Finland, pride in the achievements of the education system is tinged with both modesty and a slight sense of surprise at everyone else's interest.
While the board of education lays down a national core curriculum, schools and teachers are able to timetable and teach it in whatever way they think best.
Aino Järvinen, who teaches Finnish, reckons both that her subject has been made easier by the reduction of compulsory courses from eight to six and that student choice is enabling some to select courses with teachers who may not mind if they bunk off from time to time.
education.guardian.co.uk /schools/story/0,5500,1042479,00.html   (1818 words)

 Education & Research — Virtual Finland
Two leading priorities in this post-industrial society where educational standards are among the world's highest.
No educational system is perfect but Finland's is much admired by the world at large
The setting is Rome, home of Finland's oldest and most elegant cultural centre
virtual.finland.fi /Education_Research   (169 words)

 Finland - Higher Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In the late 1980s, Finland's system of higher education consisted of ten universities--each with at least several different faculties--seven one-discipline institutions with such specialties as technology or business administration, and three art academies.
An area of future growth in Finnish education was expected to be that of supplementary education at the university level.
No degrees were to be granted, but much greater access to university resources was to be offered to those wishing to deepen their knowledge of a particular field either for professional reasons or for personal pleasure.
countrystudies.us /finland/55.htm   (384 words)

 Your window on Finland — Virtual Finland
Eatandjoy.com, a new portal, provides a gateway into the world of Finnish cuisine, music, fashion, arts and culture, travel and more.
Finland has its own style in many walks of life.
Finland's master of the art of entertaining while instructing is Mauri Kunnas.
virtual.finland.fi   (293 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:Europe:Finland:Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
These sites are in English, describing various educational facilities in Finland, as well as general information about studying there.
The educational system consists of 9 years of compulsory "comprehensive school", followed by optional paths of study.
If your municipality is listed in Regional: Europe: Finland: Localities, please submit your school in the municipality category.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/Finland/Education/desc.html   (89 words)

 Finland - Education
Compulsory education, introduced in 1921, lasts from seven to 16 years of age.
Almost all children receive preschool education and also go on to three years of upper secondary education.
Tough examinations mean that only around 40% of entrants qualify to attend one of the 20 universities.
dev.prenhall.com /divisions/hss/worldreference/FI/education.html   (58 words)

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