7 Facts Why Finland has Best Education System in The World?

Back in the days Finland’s education system was sucked to a level just around the American’s. But in mid 20th century they tried new ideas and lifted them up to the top of the list. How did they make it happened? Here are few facts about finish education system.

1. No Homework 

Finnish students do not have work books or homework diaries as they do not have homework. On average a Finnish student spends 10 to 20 minutes a week for homework in week. The policy makers think that students should have enough time to relax and enjoy they childhood which is more important for their mental health rather than memorizing and copy pasting facts from prepared material.

2. Less Time at School

Finnish students do not spend maximum duration of the day like 6 or 8 hours a day at their schools. On average they have to spend 3-5 hours a day and about 20 hours a week in their schools. Their philosophy is simple that student should play games have physical exercise, spend time with their family and should not have a terrible experience with school boundaries. Not even shorter days at schools they also spend shorter academic years as compared to rest of the world.

3. Learning Multiple Languages

Among the Finnish students learning upto 2-3 or even more languages is very common. Thanks again to their education policies as they offer lot of opportunities to their students through exchange programs to visit multiples cultures and help them to develop their personal skills. Leaning Spanish, French, English, Swedish and German is most common.

4. No standardized Testing System

Finnish education system highly discourage multiple choice questions model of testing. They think that students do not have to choose among limited choices even with a chance of fortunate right choice. They prefer that students should have to know the exact information and have ability to write it. According to Finnish educationists when students have to prepare for a standardized testing, somehow they missed the real essence of learning.

5. Skills Based Education

Finnish teachers believe in learning skills. At school they teach their students about the skills they need in their lives. From using washrooms to sports, baking, music, art they teach anything which is related to mental growth of the children. The most common lie being told to the kids in schools around the globe that you can be what you want to be after study? But this statement is exactly true for students studying in Finland. Students in schools have access to the opportunities for learning about the skills related to their career dreams.

6. No Grading System

When I was researching about Finnish education system, I was shocked by knowing this fact that they do not even have a proper grading system in term of numbers. So the question arises, how they rank their schools? The answer to this question is very simple that in Finland their is no ranking of the schools and all the institutes are equal. Every school thinks that the school next to him is the best school in Finland.

7. No Private Schools

In Finland there is no private school system. Due to this all the kids of the country regardless of their family’s economic background have to study in public schools. Their is no discrimination of rich and poor and the students from slightly lower income families have an opportunity to study with the kids from businessman families which help them to nourish their vision.

Types of Child Abuse

Child abuse is psychological, physical, sexual maltreatment or neglect of the child by caregiver or an unknown person. Child abuse can lead the victim to long lasting insecurity to intimacy issues. Depending upon severity it can also cause a person to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Along with Educational awareness our team also wants to take a stand and educate the public about the dangerous effects of this issue. Some information we are going to share might be triggering. So, we advise our readers to be careful. If you know any example of a child being abused, please contact law enforcement agencies.

There are six common types of child abuse ranging from psychological to physical abuses including sexual exploitation.

1. Name Calling

About name calling or verbal abuse, some people argue that words could never hurt them but in actual but can hurt often especially when you are young. Harsh words from a parents or guardian has greater ability to hurt. One study from Johnson, Cohen and other revealed that the verbal child abuse can increase the risk of victims developing personality disorders. Research by Teicher and colleagues also shows that negative words affects the development of brain. As a result verbal abuse can have serious effects on child’s physical development.

2. Shaming

Shaming is an abusive behavior parents can inflict on their child to gain control. It causes a victim to develop insecurity which parents can use to get what they want if they find that their child is disobeying them. With the passage of time, it causes a child to loose his/her trust in caretaker. As they grow up, they also become hesitant to develop social relationships with the people afraid that one day they will be betrayed of  hurt.

3. Helicopter Parenting

Parenting is important for proper grooming of the child but helicopter parenting is different from being pushy parents. Extreme helicopter parenting occurs when parents are so overbearing that children do not have any say in even a minor details. Parents do constantly check-ins to their child make it difficult for a child to learn healthy boundaries. Furthermore of the children are pushed too far physically or emotionally, they can develop physical or mental scars.

4. Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse however, explicit or implicit can cause long lasting harmful effects of child. The child can suffer post traumatic stress disorder or close them-self off completely afraid of getting in any relationships. This can cause them to fear intimacy. As a result its not just loneliness or alienation that they will experience growing up but they may never feel safe again because their caretaker took that away.

5. Neglect

Not providing a child with proper emotional or physical need can leads many problems down the road. The child may become socially, physically or emotionally underdeveloped. But the neglect of physical and security needs such as food and proper shelter. Depending upon the severity it can even results in immediate death.

6. Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is any harmful physical activity that cause a person to feel pain. Kicking, slapping, hitting, throwing, biting and choking are few of common methods. They child may develop cuts, scars, bruises, broken bones or even death depending upon how badly he was beaten.

Never allow someone to hit and excuse the action even they have apologized. Please call your emergency helpline before things get out of hands. Such topics are not easy to discuss but we request your to leave your valuable comments bellow to let us know about your opinions.

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