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Re: [xmca] Finland
21.7.2013 6:46, Andy Blunden kirjoitti:
(1) that Finnish education suffers from "encapsulation" like schools
elsewhere? (2) is not important - they're only kids after all, and is
overcome in late adolesence, (3) is reflected in the nature of Finnish
society in some way?
as I have not read Miettinen's book, would like some more information
about the way he analyzed or described the 1^st and the 2^nd and their
relation to overall development of the educational system in Finland.
Language and population for example? What does that mean? Small
population with homogenous culture? Anything else? And how does he
articulate the political history in the context of education?
As Antti writes there are more resent trends that threaten equality of
education and other sectors of welfare state. But it is not only media
or middle class parents who are interested in ranking schools by
performance, it is also a political debate which divides political
field. Education system has some what to do with pedagogy, but it has
everything to with politics.
And it is not just the immigrants, but the resources of declining
counties in eastern and nothern Finland, segregation on residental areas
in bigger towns (e.g. Helsinki ,Vantaa, Tampere..), growing unemployment
, and so on and so forth.
One very interesting question is, how much this branding of Finnish
educational system is related with government's efforts to make on new
export of it?
Andy asks whether ”(1) ...Finnish education suffers from "encapsulation"
like schools elsewhere? (2) is not important - they're only kids after
all, and is overcome in late adolesence, (3) is reflected in the nature
of Finnish society in some way?”
My answere is 1) yes, 2) yes, and 3) yes.