Fundraising, parent meetings and school chats: how schools around the world work
The Finnish educational model is considered one of the most effective in the world: homework is kept to a minimum, grades are not given in elementary school, and there are no exams at all.
Finland: study without worries
The Finnish educational model is considered one of the most effective in the world, although homework is kept to a minimum, grades are not given in elementary school, children are not forced to sit quietly at their desks in the classroom, and there are no exams at all. A comfortable environment and respect are the main principles of the local education system. Everyone learns according to their abilities, and the emphasis is on practical knowledge and skills: schoolchildren are taught to create websites, sew, provide first aid, take care of nature. “Either we prepare children for life, or for exams. We choose the first,” Finnish teachers say. In Finland and neighboring Scandinavian countries, there is no concept of “collect the child to school”: a uniform is not needed, and textbooks, stationery and even tablets are provided to students for free.
Parents are actively involved in the life of the school by organizing trips, discussions and other events. Several times a year, parents' evenings are held here, at which school-wide problems are discussed. You can talk about your child's progress at individual meetings with teachers. /cg/y2/cgy2xlkxbzwcwc8s004ggs4s8.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>