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Background Material

Finland

Background material on this page contains information and links concerned with the education systems in Finland. Its main goal is to supply participants of our courses in Finland with information for their preparation and for further work on the subject.

For short introduction we refer to the publications of the EU-MAIL project and to videos on YouTube. For deeper research we recommend the website of the Finnish National Agency for Education and of EURYDICE, the European platform.

The anti-mobbing programme KiVa is also of interest for understanding Finnish efforts to provide a peaceful atmosphere for learning in schools.

Publications from
Comenius-2.1 project EU-MAIL

Forum Eltern und Schule organises courses in Finland since 2003. In the same year EU-MAIL started which was co-ordinated by Forum. 14 partners from Finland, Sweden, Norway, England and Germany researched on the conditions of success for individualised learning in mixed-ability groups.

Even though the Finnish education system has changed during the past 12 years, the following material still offers relevant information and a good entry.

Liisa Kyyrönen, Jorma Ojala:
Individualised learning in mixed ability groups in Finland
in: Dimenäs, J. / Andresen, R. / Cruickshank, M. / Ojala, J. / Ratzki, A. (Hg.), Our Children - How can they succeed in school? A European Project about Mixed-Ability and Individualised Learning, Jyväskylä University Press, Jyväskylä 2006, p. 41-58

Liisa Kyyrönen, Kaija Kähkönen:
Reports from Finnish schools
in: Dimenäs, J. / Andresen, R. / Cruickshank, M. / Ojala, J. / Ratzki, A. (Hg.), Our Children - How can they succeed in school? A European Project about Mixed-Ability and Individualised Learning, Jyväskylä University Press, Jyväskylä 2006, p. 59-66

FernUniversitšt Hagen:
Going to school in Finland
The documentary film was produced by EU-MAIL partner FernUniversitšt Hagen.
All participants of our courses in Finland receive a copy of the DVD at no charge.

If you are interested in more detailed information about EU-MAIL please use the following link. The reports on the study visits might be especially interesting.

Videos on Youtube

On Youtube some interesting video contributions can be found on the subject of the Finish education system in general and especially on the subject of integrated education in Finland.

Links

KiVa

kivaprogram.net

»KiVa is a research-based antibullying program that has been developed in the University of Turku, Finland, with funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture. The effectiveness of KiVa has been shown in a large randomized controlled trial. In Finland, KiVa is a sought-after program: most of all comprehensive schools in the country are registered KiVa schools implementing the program.«

Finnish National Agency for Education

http://oph.fi/english

For your orientation:

Eurydice

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