How Finland trains its teachers

11/26/2013 | Edutopia.org

In this blog post, Satu Uusiautti, an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki; Kaarina Maatta, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Lapland's Faculty of Education; and Merja Paksuniemi, a University of Lapland lecturer, write about the history of teacher training in Finland -- a country that is widely viewed as an international leader in education. Overall, teachers' education in Finland is rigorous. While educators report some challenges, teaching still is widely regarded as a prestigious and desired profession, they write.

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