Finland Comes to England – Secondary

A Finnish teacher experiences a week at a London comprehensive Maija Flinkmann is a biology teacher and deputy head in a secondary school close to Helsinki in Finland. But for one week she is leaving her school and going to teach science in south London comprehensive Sydenham School for Girls.

Can the Finnish approach, acknowledged as the best in the world, work in an English multicultural state school? And what will Maija’s week tell us about why science education is so much more successful in Finland than England.

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