The Educational System of Finland: Background, Structure, Equivalencies, and New Directions - John D. Hopkins, University of Tampere, Finland Published in World Education News and Reviews, Winter 1990 (note: some facts have changed, there is an update note included, however still mostly still relevant and very thorough) EN
PISA Programme for International Student Assessment: Finnish teacher trainingEN
The Finnish PISA Success and the Role of School leaders EN The Fifth International Stakeholder Seminar on School Management Training (HEAD) March the 10th 2006: Jukka Alava
Teacher training and schools - reports and articles
Final report of the teacher training development programme (in Finnish, the abstract in English) FI
Finnish National Board of Education: Teachers are respected and influential EN
OPE.FI - ICT Teacher Training Project in Finland EN The Finnish Ministry of Education has launched a program called OPE.FI in order to improve the ICT-skills of the in-service teachers and teaching personnel.
The Finnish school – a source of skills and well-being EN
Free schooling for all: The Finnish school system supports lifelong learning EN
Directorate General of Human Rights (DGII) (report 1999) EN Minorities and the training of teachers: Swedish-speaking Finns, The Sami, The Roma
E-learning and technology
Innovative Pedagogical Practices in Technology-Enhanced Education – Finnish Perspective EN
Teachers – trade unions
Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ) EN The trade union work begun in Finland in 1893 and OAJ was founded on December 28, 1973. Today the membership is 117 100 (1.1.2007).The union represents teachers at various school levels and institutes of learning, ranging from day-care center teachers to lecturers in universities and vocational school teachers.
The Association of Kindergarten Teachers in Finland EN The Association of Kindergarten Teachers in Finland (LTOL) is a trade union with more than 13,000 kindergarten teachers as members. It is a member of the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ).
Heaven and Helsinki EN Article in The Guardian on september 2003. Today's international league tables for education will show that Finland leads the world. John Crace went to find out what Britain could learn from the Finns' success