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22 days ago

Finnish teachers consistently rank near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings. This is not simply a by-product of the Nordic welfare model, Finland’s unique approach to teacher training is crucial. #teaching #Finland @guardian

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

In a quiet classroom adorned with the joyful creations of small children, Ville Sallinen is learning what makes Finland’s schools the envy of the world. Sallinen, 22, is teaching a handful of eight-year-olds how to read.