Finnish Students Don’t Do Homework Or Take Tests

I’ve spoken at length about Finland’s education system before (here, here, and here) and I believe it deserves all the attention it can get, especially since much of this success is due to policies that are applicable in the US (if not elsewhere) — professionalizing the teaching industry, promoting smaller class sizes in conjunction with more student-to-teacher interaction, and so on. I think the following image breaks it down rather nicely, but if you want more information and sources, visit the hyperlinks above.

2 comments on “Finnish Students Don’t Do Homework Or Take Tests

  1. I’m no fan of busy work, but I do expect students to read on their own time. I can see the argument for homework from the math and sciences….

    • I agree. I’m sure anything we take away from the system would need to be tweaked. I can’t see why some homework in the right areas, as you suggested, can’t be done.

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