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Cross-national achievement surveys and educational monitoring in Finland (2022)


Harju-Luukkainen, H. K., Sulkunen, S., & Maunula, M. (2022). Cross-national achievement surveys and educational monitoring in Finland. In L. Volante, S. V. Schnepf, & D. A. Klinger (Eds.), Cross-National Achievement Surveys for Monitoring Educational Outcomes : Policies, Practices and Political Reforms within the European Union (pp. 136-152). European Commission. EUR : Scientific and technical research series. https://doi.org/10.2760/59628


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi Katarina; Sulkunen, Sari; Maunula, Minna

Parent publication: Cross-National Achievement Surveys for Monitoring Educational Outcomes : Policies, Practices and Political Reforms within the European Union

Parent publication editors: Volante, Louis; Schnepf, Sylke V.; Klinger, Don A.

ISBN: 978-92-76-22353-5

eISBN: 978-92-76-22352-8

Journal or series: EUR : Scientific and technical research series

ISSN: 1018-5593

eISSN: 1831-9424

Publication year: 2022

Pages range: 136-152

Number of pages in the book: 242

Publisher: European Commission

Publication country: Luxembourg

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2760/59628

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80292


Abstract

This chapter provides information on results of international achievement surveys and their use in monitoring educational outcomes in Finland. The educational monitoring system in Finland differs from that of many other countries. So far, little attention has been paid to its lack of standardised measurements and official control. Furthermore, Finnish education policies are strongly driven not by the aim to reach high rankings in international assessments but rather by the emphasis on quality and equity of education. This chapter describes the Finnish education system, its core curriculum for basic education and teacher training. We also review international achievement survey results and the education policy monitoring of the country in general. At the end of the chapter, we take a closer look at some monitoring results that have had an impact on political reforms and policy changes.


Keywords: education and training; education policy; educational systems; international comparison; learning results; Programme for International Student Assessment; primary and lower secondary education; curricula; teacher training; evaluation

Free keywords: Finland


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