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Finland the final word in education? Here's why experts disagree

In Finland, teachers too are largely free from external requirements such as inspection and standardised testing

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In Finland, however, schools put less stress on rigidly structured, syllabus-based teaching and testing structures

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made another plea on his Twitter account to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) V K Saxena to allow teachers of city government-run schools to visit Finland for a training programme. The tweet has reignited a debate between the LG and the CM around the efficacy of Finland’s education system, and the necessity for Indian educators to learn from this country’s model.

Kejriwal, who has repeatedly vouched for Finland’s education model, has claimed that more than 1,000 educators from Delhi who went abroad in the past for training, have “transformed their schools” after coming

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First Published: Feb 22 2023 | 11:50 PM IST

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