Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Good post that summarizes Amran Noordin's excellent series comparing schooling in Singapore with that in Finland (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6) and analyzing the findings. Zaid writes: "Here are five reasons, why Finish people have been, and are successful:
- Quality education with equal opportunity
- High level of investments in R&D for technology development
- Good regulatory framework and efficient public service
- Open economy: competition has to prevail
- Social model: social market economy, welfare society."
It is worth noting, as I look at this list, that these are (for now) conditions that prevail to a certain degree in Canada as well.

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