Finland's Educational Successes

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  • Finland has transformed its public school system to one that consistently produces some of the world's best students. Its students spend less time in the classroom than any other industrialized nation and the government spends $3,000 dollars less per student than the United States. Learn the secrets behind their success and how America might incorporate the methodology on this episode of Dan Rather Reports.


  • Originally released by Big Media, 2012.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 02, 2016.
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  • Finnish First (2:57) -- Finland's Educational Success (3:02) -- Dan Rather Reports (2:07) -- At Aurora Elementary School (3:35) -- Finland's School Philosophy (2:30) -- Extracurricular Activities (3:49) -- Late Start (3:09) -- History of Finnish Schools (4:08) -- "Student Welfare Team" (2:52) -- Finland's Teachers (4:14) -- Finnish Teachers Versus American Teachers (4:03) -- A Good Student (3:28) -- Science Classes (2:40) -- Immigration to Finland (4:11) -- Can America Incorporate Finnish Education? (5:13) -- Credits: Finland's Educational Successes: Dan Rather Reports on Global Education Systems (1:07)
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