Quantcast

Without hurrying kids, Finland tries to see they get a good start

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 7:00 pm

WASHINGTON — Finland often ranks among the highest-performing countries on international math and reading tests. The Nordic nation gets good results despite one surprising fact — compulsory schooling does not start until age 7.

As the United States pushes to improve its competitiveness through greater access to early education, with programs that provide universal preschool to children as young as 3, this seems surprising. How do they do it?

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 5 free articles, or you can get complete access to the online edition for $2.49 a week. If you need help, please contact our office at 505-986-3010 You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 No Alias Commenters must use their real names.
  • 2 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 3 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. and please turn off caps lock.
  • 4 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Welcome to the discussion.

Advertisement