Today i wanted to post an interesting read that i came up on earlier today, it is concerning a School System in a country, in which Cvlk lives
Maybe he can add something to this!
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FINNISH SCHOOLS
*Finnish children don't start school until they are 7.
*Compared with other systems, they rarely take exams or do homework until they are well into their teens.
*The children are not measured at all for the first six years of their education.
*There is only one mandatory standardized test in Finland, taken when children are 16.
*All children, clever or not, are taught in the same classrooms.
*66 percent of students go to college.
The highest rate in Europe.
*Elementary school students get 75 minutes of recess a day in Finnish versus an average of 27 minutes in the US.
*Teachers are selected from the top 10% of graduates.
*The average starting salary for a Finnish teacher was $29,000 in 2008
Compared with $36,000 in the United States.
*In an international standardized measurement in 2001, Finnish children came top or very close to the top for science, reading and mathematics.