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The transition from early childhood education to primary school is a big step for all children, and a step which more and more children are having to take. Quality transitions should be well-prepared and child-centred, managed by trained staff collaborating with one another, and guided by an appropriate and aligned curriculum.
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Early Childhood Education and Care Data Country Note - Finland
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In Finland, the numeracy and literacy skills of adults are among the highest in the countries measured through the OECD’s 2012 Survey of Adult Skills. The Survey assessed the skills of adults in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments in 24 countries and sub-national regions in the first round of the Survey.
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Finnish teachers are better paid than their peers and enjoy a lighter teaching workload than average. Finland is one of the OECD countries in which teachers enjoy comparatively better working conditions, especially women teaching in upper secondary schools.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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Education at a Glance 2012: Key facts - Finland
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This publication is intended to be a quick reference guide for anyone with a role to play in encouraging quality in Finland’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce.
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As part of the OECD review on migrant education, countries were invited to provide information on their national migrant education policies.
Across OECD countries, close to 40% of high-school students who come top in science subjects have no interest in pursuing a science-related career, while almost 45% do not want to continue studying science, according to a new OECD report.
Two companion volumes focusing on the improvement of school leadership. Volume 1 provides a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership. Volume 2 examines measures taken in five countries.