Teachers and trust: cornerstones of the Finnish education system

Public school teachers in Brazil, Indonesia or Peru have stable jobs, enjoy high level of kids_in_finland3legal protection, and are part of teacher unions that shield them politically. Public school teachers in Finland also have stable jobs and are rarely fired. They are represented by a powerful teacher union, which is very influential among other stakeholders in policy discussions. Why do student learning outcomes among these countries vary dramatically?1. Teachers’ prestige, selection and training

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