The New Republic, in a January 28th article, “The Children Must Play:
What the United States could learn from Finland about education reform” compares the differing approaches of Finland and the United States to education reform. From the article:
“Not only do Finnish educational authorities provide students with far more recess than their U.S. counterparts—75 minutes a day in Finnish elementary schools versus an average of 27 minutes in the U.S.—but they also mandate lots of arts and crafts, more learning by doing, rigorous standards for teacher certification, higher teacher pay, and attractive working conditions.”
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