Posts Tagged: Pisa

What Finnish school children from a small town think about racism?

During the European Action Week Against Racism (March 15-23), I had the opportunity to visit an elementary and middle school in rural Eastern Finland. The event, which was organized by the Red Cross, asked elementary and middle school students to do a posters pointing out the good and bad things about Finland. Some did short

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“Migrants” lag two years behind “ethnic Finns” in Pisa results

Here’s an interesting story on the Finnish News Agency (STT) wires: Migrant students at school lag two years behind so-called ethnic Finns in the Program for International Student Assessment (Pisa) results. Of all the OECD countries, Finland’s Pisa result saw the biggest drop in 2013 from the previous year. Read full story here. Anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS) MPs

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PS MP blames immigrants for Finland’s disappointing Pisa result

This year’s Program for International Student Assessment (Pisa) results offered a rude disappointment for Finland, when it saw its global ranking slip sharply in reading, science and math, according to Yle in English.  Of all the OECD countries, Finland’s Pisa result saw the biggest drop from the previous year. While part of Finland is still in

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