B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Finnish education system as seen from an Indonesian perspective (2021)

Adiputri, R. (2021). Finnish education system as seen from an Indonesian perspective. Finnish Journal of Social Research, 14, 65-72. https://doi.org/10.51815/fjsr.111110

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Adiputri, Ratih

Journal or series: Finnish Journal of Social Research

ISSN: 2736-9749

eISSN: 2490-0958

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 01/12/2021

Volume: 14

Pages range: 65-72

Publisher: Society of Social and Economic Research in the Universities of Turku

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.51815/fjsr.111110

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79071

Additional information: Discussion


The aim of this paper is to discuss the Finnish education system from an Indonesian perspective, and consider what citizens, notably from middle-income countries, may learn from the Finnish system. The source material is the author’s book, which provides an Indonesian perspective on the Finnish education system, supplemented by discussions from webinars and weekly Instagram Live discussions on the topic. It is known that education is part of a country’s culture, thus the Finnish education system cannot simply be implemented as such in another place. Yet there certainly are elements that can be adopted to the local culture, in this case, in Indonesia. The different models of education in Finland and Indonesia are compared to conclude with lessons that we can learn from Finland, notably regarding a sustainable future and the possibility of learning simple daily life skills.

Keywords: educational systems; curricula; school reform; cultural dependence; national culture; progress of a society; sustainable development

Free keywords: Finnish education system; Indonesia; society; sustainable future; life skills; culture; perspective

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

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