Finland Tag

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Finland's teacher training schools are public schools that follow the national curriculum but have the flexibility to organize schedules and classrooms specifically to allow student-teachers and mentors time for feedback and collaboration without interrupting the learning...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw One of the ore striking findings in the Education at a Glance 2019 report from the OECD is how much more, on average, US students spend on tuition for bachelor's degrees than do students in any...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Teachers in the Unites States spend many more hours per year in front of classes than do their international counterparts. While US teachers spend most of their time in front of the class teaching, teachers in...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw As technology becomes more integrated with the workplace and everyday life, many top-performing education systems have introduced a computer coding requirement for all students into their primary and secondary school curriculum. While there is debate as...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Compared to the top-performing countries, the United States stands out in that it requires far more external exams for all young students. While the United States requires all students in primary and middle schools, from grades...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw   Teachers in these top-performing systems see themselves as trained researchers who can diagnose student needs, try out new practices, and assess their impact on student learning. While a few select programs in the United States also...

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Finland Teacher Preparation
While Finland's highly intellectual and deeply clinical preparation for teachers is a notable example, many top performing education systems have much higher standards for preparing teachers than are found in US programs. What would the U.S. teaching force look like if we required this kind of preparation of our prospective teachers? Read more in the "Preparing Profession Ready Teachers" policy brief, from CIEB's Empowered Educators study.

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw   Alberta is not alone. Many top-performing education systems limit the number of teacher training options to a few high-quality programs. And Kentucky is not unusual within the United States, where most states have dozens of teacher...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw   In Finland, after a passing a rigorous entrance exam and a lengthy interview process, only 1 in 10 applicants is admitted to an elementary teacher preparation program. Other top-performing countries likewise have high standards for recruiting...

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