How Finland Really Can Help Us Improve Our Education System
A lot of Mr Gove’s education policy seems to come from examples of education systems in other countries. These examples are chosen because their school systems are producing better “results” than ours. Finland receives hundreds of visits a year from the world’s educationalists, who are all trying to find the secret of Finland’s educational success.
by Anu Partanen, a Finnish journalist based in New York City, gives an insight into the causes of Finland’s educational success. She believes that Americans do not want to hear the real reasons for Finland’s success. I guess Mr Gove would be equally resistant.
The vision behind Finland’s education system is miles away from that of Michael Gove’s. In fact it is in exactly the opposite direction.
Perhaps someone in the Labour Party could read this article. It might be the start of a new education policy for this country that really could improve the system for everyone: not holding my breath though.