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  National Coordinator:

 
Name: Ms Petra PackalÚn
National Board of Education
Address: P.O. Box 380
FIN-00531 Helsinki
Phone: +358 9 7747 7190
Fax: +358 9 7747 7869
E-mail: petra.packalen@oph.fi



EDUCATION FOR ALL
The Year 2000 Assessment
FINLAND
National Assessment Coordinator: Ms Petra PackalÚn
National Board of Education P.O. Box 380
FIN-00531 Helsinki-Finland
Tel. +358 9 7747 7190 / Fax +358 9 7747 7869
E-mail petra.packalen@oph.fi
National Assessment Group: Ministry of Education/
Finnish National Commission for UNESCO; Sub-commission of Education
P.O.Box 293, FIN-00171 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358-9-1341 71 / Fax +358-9-1341 6980

CONTENTS

I Part : Descriptive Section

I CONTEXT

1. The country and it’s population

2. Basic principles of the education policy

3. Administration

4. Funding

4.1 Public funding system

4.2 Trends in educational expenditure

4.3 Key figures

II Part: Analytic Section

II EFA GOALS AND TARGETS

Definition of Basic Education

5. Expansion of early childhood care and developmental activities

5.1 Description of the present situation

5.2 Future prospects

5.3 Children with Special Educational Needs

5.4 Minorities, immigrants, refugees

5.5 Key Figures

6. Universal access to, and completion of, basic education

6.1 Description of the present situation

6.2 Developments in the 1990’s

6.3 Children with Special Educational Needs

6.4 Minorities, Immigrants and Refugees

6.5 Key Figures

7 Expansion of provision - Post-compulsory education

7.1 Brief description of the present situation

7.2 Developments in the 1990’s

7.3 Students with Special Educational Needs

7.4 Minorities, immigrants, refugees

7.5 Key Figures

8. Expansion of provision – Adult education

8.1 Main forms of provision

8.2 Minorities, Immigrants, Refugees

8.3 Key figures

9. Measures to promote equal access

10. Literacy

III TOPICAL ISSUES

11. Steering in a decentralised system – quality through evaluation

11.1 Decentralisation of decision-making

11.2 Quality through evaluation

12. Teachers

12.1 Teacher education and training

12.2 Future challenges

12.3 Key figures

13. Special education

13.1 Basic principles

13.2 Historical overview

13.3 Development in the 1990’s

14. Gender equality

14.1 Gender equality as a central aim of education policy

14.2 Key figures

15. Priority areas

15.1 Information Society

15.2 Teaching of foreign languages

15.3 Mathematical and scientific know-how

15.4 Music and art education

15.5 Prevention of Marginalisation

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