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The Finns regard education as very important. In a survey in 1993-94 Finnish adults were asked how they consider the Finnish comprehensive school to have succeeded in reaching its core objectives (3). Up to 66% of the adult respondents considered the school to have succeeded in developing skills and knowledge which support students in their further studies, as well as in promoting study motivation (60%), mediating a healthy lifestyle
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This activity aims to support policy development through examining: the roles and responsibilities of school leaders, policies and conditions for making school leaders most effective, the development and support of effective school leadership and policies and practices conducive to these ends.
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This Country Note on Finland forms part of the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education. This is a collaborative project to assist the design and implementation of tertiary education policies which contribute to the realisation of social and economic objectives of countries.
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This Country Background Report for Finland was prepared by the Finnish Ministry of Education as an input to the OECD Thematic review of Tertiary Education.
View reports relating to a review of higher education institution support of regional development. These reports focus on the region of Jyväskylä, Finland.
In the early 1990s, in the midst of a major economic slump, the Finnish government embarked on a strategy to re-mold Finland into a knowledge society. A key element in this strategy was to raise the knowledge and skill levels of the population by...
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In 1959, the University of Oulu, one of Finland's 20 universities, was created 600 km north of Helsinki, the beginning of regional higher education in Finland. Today, its five faculties -- Education, Humanities, Medicine, Science and Technology -...
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As part of its national strategy for success in the world market, Finland is implementing an educational reform which in the future is aimed at giving university level education of high quality up to 65 per cent of the population. At the same tim...
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In this report we will describe the various assessments of operations carried out at the University of Helsinki in the 1990s. In addition, we will discuss where these assessments have led and how the operations of the university have benefited fr...
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The university degree system underwent considerable changes at the end of the 1970s: degrees based on subject levels were replaced by degree or study programmes, a credit called a "study week" (referring to c. 40 hours of study) was introduced as...