Finnish Education Miracle and the Mirror of International Comparisons

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Guest Lecture:
Finnish Education Miracle and the Mirror of International Comparisons - Lessons, Cracks and Distortions

Time: Monday, October 2th at 12.15 – 13.30
Lecture Hall: Martti Ahtisaari Hall (L2)

Speaker:
Mr. Aleksi Kalenius, Counsellor Education and Science, Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OECD and UNESCO, Paris

Abstract:
Finnish education has risen to be seen as a global benchmark and a source of national pride. International comparison of education systems and outcomes is often done through simple rankings, with many devils hiding in the details.

The grail of comparison also promises to tell countries what works and what does not in education policy. If it only was so simple. What does the mirror of international comparison show of the state of Finnish education? Where are we? Where are we going and why? What can we learn, if anything?

Open lecture. No need to sign up in advance.
 

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Last updated: 27.9.2017