ERIC Number: EJ712940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-1
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Research: Finland Update
Bracey, Gerald W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n9 p711 May 2005
Recalling a study about public attitudes toward schools in various countries, the author of this article asked Jouni Valijarvi of the University of Juvaskyla how Finns perceived their schools and whether PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results had any impact on their perceptions. Valijarvi was the senior author of The Finnish Success in PISA--and Some Reasons Behind It. His reply is summarized in this article. Valijarvi believes there are two different levels in the attitudes. Each level is described in this article. Dropout rates are also discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attitudes, Dropout Rate, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment