Comparative Analysis of the Educational Systems of the United States of America and Finland

von: Caroline Mutuku

GRIN Verlag , 2018

ISBN: 9783668723832

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Comparative Analysis of the Educational Systems of the United States of America and Finland


Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Pedagogy - Common Didactics, Educational Objectives, Methods, grade: 1.6, , language: English, abstract: A comparison of the education disparity in the United States of America and the unified education system in Finland helps to underscore the differences in learning outcomes in various countries. Although Finland is a smaller economy, its education system consistently puts the learning outcomes higher than the United States of America. The overall availability of quality schools programs tend to be well established in wealthy industrialized nations than in the more poor developing ones. However, there are large differences that distinguish even countries that are geographically near each other and operating at similar economic development. For instance, all children aged three years are enrolled in an education program in Finland and France compared with twenty-eight percent of Spanish and Portuguese preschool children. Even within the same nation, access to education is more prevalent in urban centres compared with the rural areas. It is only in the last few decades that systematic research begun to look at the linkages that exist between national policy, childhood education programs, and the outcomes of the children. There is widespread body of evidence that suggest that participation in a preschool program enhances cognitive development among children and prepares for success in their schooling.