Introduction to the Finnish Educational System

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Over the last decade, Finland’s educational system has become internationally recognised. Different countries have shown an interest in learning about the Finnish education system to gain a better understanding of how education is developed, planned and executed in that country. The Introduction to the Finnish Educational System aims to describe how the education system in Finland was built and what kind of aspects influence learning and teaching today. The authors of the chapters are academics and experts in the fields of teacher education or vocational education. The book presents a review of the historical and current aspects of the educational system of Finland. As such, it describes the learning path from compulsory education to vocational education and primary school teacher education, which is one of the main focuses of the Faculty of Education at the University of Lapland. Each chapter is based on its authors’ research results, which are adapted for inclusion in this book. It answers an international call to provide an in-depth description of the National Finnish Education System from its beginning to today and to discuss the practical implications of these measures.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages111
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-39427-8
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-39426-1, 978-90-04-39428-5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2019
MoEC publication typeC2 Edited books


  • education
  • pedagogy
  • vocational education
  • inclusive education
  • teacher education
  • Sámi education
  • immigrant student
  • multiliteracy

Field of science

  • General education


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