Current Events: Week 7

This is not really a current event but… we can change the rules!  This week we’re going to be talking about education, in particular education in Finland.

Just over half of Meri-Rastila’s 222 students are immigrants.

Check out extracts from this article and answer the questions. Finland’s social climbers

  1. What is the goal of the Finnish education system?
  2. Why did the government reform the system?
  3. What are some differences between the French system and the Finnish system?
  4. What do you think?

If you become obsessed (like me) with education in Finland you can read the full article here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/how-finland-is-fighting-inequality-with-education-andwinning/article29716845/

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