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Finland: Culture, Trust and Education

Among the most significant features of Finnish education is not found in the classroom, or even in the school, but in the role of education at the heart of the country’s aspirations.

Being a largely rural nation with few natural resources beyond trees, Finland realised early that their economic and political future was tied up in the added value the country could access by having a well educated populace. That determination to put education at the heart of community development has given Finnish education a distinctive flavour.

Jaime Saavedra, Hanna Alasuutari and Marcela Gutierrez outline this distinctive culture:
Teachers and trust: cornerstones of the Finnish education system | Education | The World Bank

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