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There’s no homework in Finland – so why are their schools so special?

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There’s no homework in Finland – so why are their schools so special?

Anyone who works in education for even a short length of time will get the Finnish education system paraded in front of them as a paragon of virtue and an exemplar of how education should be done.

Despite our best efforts to explain, people don’t always understand why. So here’s another go:

It’s could be the teacher/pupil ratio; it could be the lack of standardised testing; it could be the more relaxed approach to homework – or it could be the higher status awarded to teachers. Whatever it is, this info graphic from  has some theories, and even some stats to back it up.

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Jimmy Leach is a digital consultant, working with governments, organisations and people. He tweets at @JimmyTLeach

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