Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fact of the Day: Finnish Homework

While most schools all around give homework to students, Finland's schools are known for their lack or zero amount of homework for a majority of their students. Along with other factors (like smaller class sizes) Finland has one of the highest high school graduation rates (and rates of students who make it to college) in the world. 

22 comments:

Villyne said...

That's because they actually focus on education, unlike in the US where they just want to get workers out and not really care for much else.

Kay said...

This is very interesting. Then again you have to check the demographics too. Socioeconomic, racial tensions and history, expectations, etc. plays into it also.

Margaret D said...

Well how clever are they...different situation to many countries for various reasons.

DEZMOND said...

Scandinavian countries are million years ahead of the rest of the world.... they even give free scholarships for colleges to strangers.... If I spoke any of those languages up there I'd already be there :)

RaeAbigael said...

this is interesting

Huggybear said...

And also Scandinavian young people travel to broaden their education.
Here in Australia they travel around as backpackers and get casual
work on farms, but of course they do require working visas which they
seem to obtain rather easily.
See a country by working your way around it - makes heaps of sense.
Colin

Emmylou said...

A lot of things just seems better in Europe...sigh....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, it's obviously working for them!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

This modern day fetish for homework even for young students amazes me. I never had homework until I was in high school and even then, nothing much. Kids have got to have time to be kids!!!

Pilar Domínguez said...

A lot to learn about this country and its people. I think it has to do with their character. In Spain never will be that way. Kisses:)

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like what they do works, if only North America would adopt it

Jax said...

I wish I went to school in Finland. Lol kids spend more time on HW then they do on class work. It's horrible.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Lazy is what you call teachers who give tons of homework

stephen Hayes said...

But the sun shines in Finland for twenty hours a day so maybe a school day is longer.

Anonymous said...

They are supposed to be happier there, too.

John M said...

With smaller classes homework must not be necessary.

Gloria Baker said...

I always heard Finland's school are amazing!!

The Happy Whisk said...

Nutso how much homework some kids have today. And stupid.

Linda said...

I knew about this and I like their system.

Christine said...

good to know!

Caro * said...

Very interesting :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

I support no homework. The kids are already there for almost 8 hours. Why come home and put in another hour or two? It really burns them out and makes learning no fun!