Finland has again topped an international ranking that measures countries’ ability to provide future skills through education to youth.
The study, Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI), is produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Yidan Prize Foundation to measure how 50 economies provide skills needed for the future to their students/youth aged between 15 and 24 years.
The story of Finland’s educational overhaul is a remarkable one. Since the 1970s, the country has reformed curriculum, teaching methodologies, school environment etc in an attempt to produce more rounded individuals. As a result, Finland’s education system is now a producer of some of the most accomplished graduates in the world and the system is now held as an exemplary model for the rest of the world to emulate.
A leading educational expert has warned governments against cherry picking and policy borrowing while devising strategies for improving education systems.