The Future of Schools and Teacher Education: How Far Ahead is Finland?

ISBN : 9780190938123

Eduardo Andere
252 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2020
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In 100 years as a nation-state, Finland has become the world's benchmark for quality in school education. Despite the fact that Finland is consistently top ranked by international performance measures, the country continues to rapidly change their curriculum and educational policies.
This book documents these main curricula changes, telling the story of the future of school education in Finland as it begins to develop in 2016, 2017, and 2018 onwards. Drawing from 14 original case studies, the book presents the stories of 14 principals and 29 teachers with a systematic and methodological uniformity. Intertwining the Finnish example with a greater narrative about how universities are changing their teacher education to face the complex challenges of education in the 21st century, this book documents cutting-edge advancement in the field of international school education.


Preface by the author
Foreword by Professor Pentti Moilanen, University of Jyvaskyla
Foreword by Professor Jouni Valijarvi, University of Jyvaskyla
Chapter 1. Finnish Educational Background
Chapter 2. The New National School Curricula
Chapter 3. Preservice Teacher Education: A Phenomenal Change
Chapter 4. The Schools
Chapter 5. Is There a Degree of Repetitiveness in Schools and Teachers in Finland?

About the author: 

Eduardo Andere is an educational analyst and writer on topics of public policy, education policy, and comparative education. He is a visiting scholar at the Political Science Department at Boston College, and is affiliated with the Centro Regional de Formacion Docente e Investigacion Educativa in Mexico. Dr. Andere holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College (1992) and Master degrees in Economics and Public Administration from Boston University (1981) and Harvard University (1984). He earned his law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is the author of 13 books in education and learning, comparative education, education policy, and education leadership.

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