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Re: [xmca] Education and Finland

On 30 December 2011 15:51, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 December 2011 13:47, Wagner Luiz Schmit <wagner.schmit@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello fellow researchers,
>> Sometimes I few quite desperate trying to bring some changes in Education
>> in Brazil... Many things in the following article is real for Brazil
>> too...
>> The sad part is that in 1930 (in this time greatly influenced by Dewey
>> Ideas) some Brazilian legislators tried to implement some of the things
>> pointed out... and also again in 1988... But the private school and
>> religious school sectors had many lobbyists... And although Vygotsky is
>>  one of the "theorists of the fashion" in Brazil now, we are day by day
>> going more in the direction of USA than Finland...
>> A comment from the Finn colleague that sent me the article:
>> "A brilliant example how core message cannot be heard because its opposed
>> to the dominant paradigm. The madness is that the poisonous paradigm is
>> seeping our way too, despite the fact that our results pwn."
>> This "madness" has been my major concern by years... In Brazil public
>> basic
>> education is simply going down and down... The capacity for reading
>> and interpretation of texts of university freshman is also dropping, and
>> fast...
> I don't think this is limited to Brazil alone.  I'm not sure inculcating
> independent thought is high on any university's agenda.
> Logically, the only occasion under which accommodation takes place, rather
> than assimilation, is when there's a clear contradiction.  Even this
> requires persistence and objectivity, let alone a taste for accommodation.
> Regarding schools, does anyone know what the ration of pupils attending
> public vs


> private schools is in Finland?  The impression I got from the previous
> video posted was that it was not as significant as elsewhere, which makes
> the comparison more problematic.
> Huw
>> The article:
>> http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/12/what-americans-keep-ignoring-about-finlands-school-success/250564/
>> Wagner Luiz Schmit
>> Educational Psychologist
>> State University of Londrina - Brazil
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