FINLAND have the Best Education System in the world.
Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years ago, Finland's school system has consistently come at the top for the international rankings for education systems.
So how do they do it?
It's simple — by going against the evaluation-driven, centralized model that much of the Western world uses.
24 amazing facts about Finland's unorthodox education system:
1. Finnish children don't start school until they are 7 years old.
2. Finnish children rarely take exams or do homework until they are well into their teens.
3. The children are not measured at all for their first 6 years of their education.
4. There is only one mandatory standardized test in Finland, taken when they are 16 years old.
5. All children, clever or not, are taught in the same classrooms. No segregation.
6. They don't wear uniforms to school.
7. 30% of the the children receive extra help during their first 9 years of school.
8. 66% of students go to college.
9. The difference between the weakest and the strongest students is the smallest in the world.
10. Science classes are capped at 16 students in a class so that they may perform practical experiments in every class.
11. 93% of Finns graduate from High School.
12. 43% of Finnish high-school students go to vocational schools.
13. Elementary school students get 75 minutes of recess a day.
14. Teachers only spend 4 hours a day in the classroom, and take only 2 hours a week for "professional development".
15. Finland have the same amount of teachers as New York City, but have far fewer students.
16. The school system is 100% state funded.
17. All teachers in Finland must have a Masters degree, which is fully subsidized.
18. The national curriculum is only broad guidelines.
19. Teachers are selected from the top 10% graduates.
20. The average starting salary for Finnish teacher is USD29,000 in 2008.
21. High school teachers with 15 years of experience make 102% of what other college graduates make.
22. There is no merit pay for teachers.
23. Teachers are given the same status as doctors and lawyers.
24. In an international standardized measurement in 2001, Finnish children came tops or very close to the top for science, reading and mathematics. It's consistently tops or very near every year every time since.
...taken from Business Insider, Europe. (Adam Taylor).
And...., where do Malaysia stands? You can guess where....
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