A particular feature of the Finnish system is the “special teacher”. This is a specially trained teacher assigned to each school whose role is to work with class teachers to identify students needing extra help, and then work individually or in small groups with these students to provide the support they need to keep up with their classmates.
Finland’s society is relatively homogeneous. Out of a population of 5.3 million, only 3.8% are foreign-born, against an OECD average of 12.9%. Finland spends 5.9% of its gross domestic product on education, slightly above the OECD average of 5.2%.
– Finland recruits its teachers from the top 10% of graduates. From primary through to upper secondary level, all teachers are required to have a Master’s degree.
– Finnish teachers spend 592 hours per year teaching in class, less than the OECD average of 703 hours. This allows more time for supporting students with learning difficulties.
– At least two out of five Finnish school students benefit from some type of special intervention during their secondary schooling.
Etiquetas: papel professor