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Why Findlands Schools Are So Successfull

For many years the school system in Finland has been very successful. In the PISA
survey, which compares reading, math and science knowledge of 15 year olds around the
world, Finland is not only the top European country but also competes with Asian giants
like Shanghai, Singapore and South Korea. But what makes the educational system in this
small country so strikingly different from others in the western world.
First of all, the Finish government makes it possible for all children to attend preschool,
which comes after kindergarten. Compulsory education begins at 7. Teachers work with
their pupils in school as much as possible. They have little homework to do when they
get home. When teachers are not with the pupils they spend a lot of time in schools
working on the curriculum and new projects. They teach in teams if it helps them reach
their goals. That is why dropout rates are low compared to other countries.

In contrast to other nations teaching in Finland is a highly admired profession. Finland

selects its teachers very carefully. Only talented students go on to a university and
receive a masters degree in education. Finland only takes the best to educate its youth.

Schools in Finland are small, at least for international standards. More than in any other
country teachers are ready to prepare children for life. In some cases they know every
pupil in their school and can adjust to them. Teachers try everything to succeed with their
pupils. Most of the pupils get additional help in their elementary school years, either by
the teachers themselves or through specially trained educators.

South Korea Switches to Digital Textbooks in the Classroom

South Korea is planning change from paper to digital textbooks in the next few years. All
content of South Koreas school subjects will be available on PCs, iPads and mobile
phones by 2015. The education department has announced that South Korea is preparing
for a new digital revolution that will change schools of the future.

The project was started last summer. Classrooms throughout the Asian country will be
equipped with wireless LANs so that students can access learning materials whenever
and wherever they want. Pupils wont have to carry heavy schoolbags and satchels any

South Korea is a model nation when it comes to using modern technology. The OECD
found out that youngsters in South Korea lead the world when it comes to getting
information from the internet and working with computers. The country focuses on
teaching children the basics of technology at a very early age.

Compared to South Korea, western nations lag behind. American president Barack
Obama has announced that United States is installing a national learning centre which is
to improve teaching standards and develop new teaching methods.
Shanghai is Number One in World Education Rankings

A global educational study called PISA (Program for International Assessment )

tests over 500,000 pupils in over 70 countries every three years. The 2010 results
showed that pupils in Shanghai are the worlds best in reading mathematics and
science . PISA studies 15 year olds and their abilities in the three fields. The study did
not rank China as a whole but Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macao as separate countries.

South Korea, Singapore Taiwan and Japan were other Asian nations that ranked well. In
many western countries the reading score was down. In Europe, Finland still stays in
the number one spot although it is ranking third overall. Americans are, at best,
average , ranking 17th in reading, 23rd in science and 31st in mathematics.

Why have Asian countries overtaken Europe and America in the tests? First, they put
more focus on education. Children, parents and teachers know that a good education
is the key to being successful. They are not tolerant when pupils fail . Asians
believe that if you do hard and succeed in school you will be successful in your job as

Starting at a very early age China teaches its children that you can only succeed if you
are better than the others. They are tested as soon as they come to school. Only the best
can go to college and then get a good job. Examinations are held very often and lists of
students rankings are posted on the walls of a school. Shanghai students study much
harder than western pupils do and they spend less time on extracurricular activities
or sport. Teachers are also respected , paid well and highly motivated .

Virtual Worlds are Useful for Children

A research report says that virtual worlds can be important places where children
practice what they will do in real life. They are also a powerful and attractive alternative
to more passive adventures like watching TV. The research was done with children using
the BBCs Adventure Rock virtual world, aimed at those aged 6-12. It surveyed and
interviewed children who were the first to test the game.

The online world is a theme island built for the BBCs children channel by Belgian game
maker Larian. Children explore the world alone but they use message boards to share
what they find and what they do in the different creative studios they find around the
virtual space.

At times children were explorers and at others they were social climbers eager to connect
with other players. Some were power users looking for more information about how the
virtual space really worked. The children could try all kinds of things without having to be
afraid of the consequences that would follow if they tried them in the real world. They
learned many useful social skills and played around with their identity in ways that would
be much more difficult in real life. According to the study what children liked about virtual
worlds was the chance to create content such as music, cartoons and videos.

The publishers of the report say that virtual worlds can be a powerful, engaging and real
interactive alternative to more passive media. They urged creators of virtual spaces for
children to get young people involved very early on because they really do have good
ideas to add and they are very good critical friends.

Why do Students Drop Out of School?

Some American high schools have a dropout rate of up to 50%. There are many reasons
for students leaving school, which are for two thirds of the dropouts motivation is the
problem. They cant just work hard enough, almost half of them said that they had
missed so many classes that they could not catch up any more, many said that they were
not prepared well enough in their earlier school and for a third of them getting a job was
more important than finishing school.

High school dropouts have more problems in society and in their future lives. They are
more likely to be unemployed or live in poverty. There is also a big difference in income if
you compare high school dropouts with graduates. According to data by the US Census
bureau Americans with a bachelors degree earn about $ 50,000 , those with a high
school diploma about $28,000 and dropouts only about $ 20,000.

Many pupils do not understand the implications of dropping out of school. They often
demand better teachers, more lessons to catch up in subjects and more help with
learning problems. Some schools have adopted to this situation. They offer evening
classes or allow students to come back at a later age.

Benefits of Education from an Online High School

Whether you are an adult who never completed your primary education or the parent of
a child in need of special attention and flexibility, getting a diploma from an online high
school may be the right choice for you. With this option, you will have a number of
benefits. You will be able to take control of your education. You can learn everything you
would be taught in a classroom in the comfort of your own home. You can take charge of
the decisions that you make and the path that you will take during your education.

An online high school can offer an array of advantages. Mostly, you will have complete
control over your education. You will have the ability to study your own assignments at
your own pace. You can focus on the assignments that may take you a bit longer to
complete, while easily and quickly going through assignments that are easier for you.
The flexibility on education on the Internet is unmatched. Most programs allow you
attend your virtual class at any time of the day, so you can work around your busy
schedule. Many people that take classes on the Internet have busy schedules and often
full time jobs. This form of education will allow you to work on your own terms and on
your own time.

Traditional education for many people means more than just learning. When getting your
diploma on the Internet, you can avoid the distractions that come along with the
traditional classroom. You wont have to deal with the cliques and other distracting
students while you work on your own time. You can study when you want and where you
want. Plus, many times a teacher in a traditional classroom just cannot spend extra time
during class time helping each individual student with his or her own specific problems.
When working within the online high school, if you do not understand a particular topic,
you can take your time and pace yourself to gain a better understanding of the subject.

Whether you are an adult with a full-time job, and you want to move up in the world, or
you think that your child would benefit from the pacing and attention involved in an
online high school, this educational choice may be the one for you. There are a variety of
options out there, so do some research and find out which one will work best for your

Turkey allows schools to teach Kurdish

Turkeys government is letting some schools teach Kurdish. Only two decades ago
speaking Kurdish in public was a crime, but now the government is easing its restriction
on the language of the Kurds. The Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has stated that this is a
historic step for Turkeys largest minority group. The Kurds form about 20% of the
countrys population, mainly in the southeastern part of the country. But many have gone
to Istanbul and other cities in search of jobs and a better life.

Kurds have been fighting for more rights and a certain amount of autonomy in Turkey. In
the last decades thousands of people have been killed in fighting between the Turkish
government and the Kurdish rebel group PKK.

For a long time Turkey has banned Kurdish because government officials are afraid that it
would separate the country and make the PKK too strong. In the latest statement
Erdogan said that if a school has enough students who want to take Kurdish as an
elective subject a school is allowed to offer lessons. The Turkish government has found
out that it cannot solve the Kurdish problem through violence alone. Kurdish language
and culture is spreading increasingly in Turkey, Iraq and Syria.

For Kurdish activists the action does not go far enough. They demand the right to
educate students in Kurdish in all subjects. The European Union has repeatedly put
pressure on Turkey to pass better laws for Kurdish citizens. It says that if Turkey wants to
become a full member of the EU minority rights must be granted.