Ofsted off to Finland

17th September 2010 at 01:00

The latest group winging its way to Finland to find out what makes it tick educationally is from Ofsted. The English inspectorate wants to find out why Finnish pupils do so well in maths. International studies Pisa and TIMSS rated the Nordic country highly in the subject in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2006. An emphasis on problem-solving in the curriculum and subject- specific training for primary teachers are cited as factors helping the country to excel in maths.

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