Education – and the politics that surround it – is on the minds of many Canadian families these days. As most parents and teachers will tell you, children are not the same as they were 20 years ago and this has become particularly apparent with the rise of certain childhood diseases and neurological and developmental disorders. It’s a lot of pressure on education and it comes at a time when the world itself is changing fast: ecologically, economically, and socially. It is recognition of these very world changes that led the Finnish Ministry of Education, already considered one of the best in the world, to decide to give even more attention to education. They attribute their continual success to "the education system (uniform, basic education for the whole age group), highly competent teachers and the autonomy given to schools”.
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