In Jeopardy style, the answer is: In 1963, what did the Finnish Parliament choose as its best shot at economic recovery following decades of war, civil unrest and virtual economic collapse?
The question? What is education?
What does Finland’s “investment” in education look like? A mix of national curricula, local application and freedom within individual classrooms to apply it all in everyday education; increased levels of education for teachers across the nation; and a national ethos dedicated to educating the young.
The results? Finland has a great educational system. But how’s the economy doing? Did the “investment” work in terms of economic recovery? The Finns think so.
Investment as a concept is about more than money. In church, we call it stewardship: where we dedicate our time and talents, our focus, as well as our treasure.
So as a nation, where do we “invest” our focus? Where are the majority of our collective time and talents as well as treasure land? More than our words, it is where our investments rest that tells the story of our priorities.
As Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” --Matthew 6.21 & Luke 12.34
Where is ours?
What is . . . . . . . . , Alex?
____________SOURCE on Finland’s investment in education: Why-Are-Finlands-Schools-Successful