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Finnland: Teachers are treated as pedagogical experts ...

Finnland: „Teachers are treated as pedagogical experts who have extensive decision-making authority in the areas of curriculum and assessment in addition to other areas of school policy and management.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond u. a., „Empowered Educators“ (2017), S. 117

 

Focus of national evaluations on education system in Finland ...

Finnland: „The focus of national evaluations is on the education system, not on individual schools and there is no system for school inspection.“

Eurydice (Hrsg.), „Assuring Quality in Education“ (2015), S. 157

 

Inspectorate systems do not exist ...

Finnland: „Inspectorate systems do not exist. […] Teachers have full pedagogical freedom and also a freedom to choose the learning material they want use. National tests are very rare. All this freedom means that schools and teachers have been handed a great responsibility, which they have taken with great devotion.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jukka Kangaslahti, „A public education system can excel“ in „Euromentor Journal“ (März 2013), Vol. IV, No. 1, S. 10

 

In both Finland and Hungary, national school inspectorates were abolished ...

„In both Finland and Hungary, national school inspectorates were abolished (in 1991 and 1985, respectively) and no systematic external school evaluation is conducted.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „Synergies for Better Learning“ (2013), S. 337

 

In 1991, school inspections were abolished ...

Finnland: „In 1991, school inspections were abolished, and there is no national system for evaluating performance of schools. Schools conduct self-evaluations as part of their responsibilities and can also participate in external evaluations conducted by the Finnish Education Evaluation Council.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „Education Policy Outlook: Finland“ (2013), S. 12

 

No inspection of schools in Finland ...

Finnland: „We have tough quality of control at entry and then we do not need to worry about the rest – we have no inspection of schools because they know what to do.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, http://www.sec-ed.co.uk am 22. Mai 2012

 

The Finnish education system does not employ external standardized student testing ...

„The Finnish education system does not employ external standardized student testing to drive the performance of schools. Neither does it employ a rigorous inspection system of schools and teachers.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, „Lessons from Finland“ in „American Educator“ (Sommer 2011), S. 34f

 

Determining students’ academic performance and social development in Finland ...

„Determining students’ academic performance and social development in Finland are seen as a responsibility of the school, not the external assessors. Teachers are the best judges of how their own students are progressing in school.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, „Developing Effective Teachers and School Leaders: The Case of Finland“ in Darling-Hammond u.a., „Teacher and Leader Effectiveness“ (2011), S. 18

 

The supervision of work done in Finnish schools is minimal ...

„The supervision of work done in Finnish schools is minimal by international standards. All traditional forms of control over the teacher’s work had disappeared by the beginning of the 1990s.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hannu Simola u.a., „Education Politics and Contingency“ in Pereyra u.a. (Hrsg.), „PISA Under Examination“ (2011), S. 237