All posts tagged: Finland

One Good Question with Anu Passi-Rauste: Education to build talent pipelines

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This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? I’m really encouraged that we’re starting to see our education investments shift to include different […]

One Good Question with Saku Tuominen: Next 100 Years of Finnish Education

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International Education / One Good Question

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? What education expenditures tell us about Finland : we invest significantly in education because everyone in […]

Tensions in formal vs. informal education solutions

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Education Equity / International Education / Questions

During the break-out sessions at the GNF Women’s Forum, I participated in “Leaders as entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs as leaders” and “Innovations & challenges in education” and was pleasantly surprised to hear how the conversations blended so seamlessly.  Entrepreneurs from around the globe raised questions about the role of formal education in preparing youth to lead.  “How can we teach our students differently?  How can they learn to harness the opportunities in their environment?  How can they […]

[Throwback Thursday] Finland Offers Lesson For Building Student, Teacher Agency

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Rhonda Broussard is the founder of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, a charter management organization. In 2014, she traveled to and explored the education systems of Finland and New Zealand as an Eisenhower Fellow (full disclosure: I was also a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow). As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating […]