Capt_Uhura Posted December 13, 2011 Share Posted December 13, 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/education/from-finland-an-intriguing-school-reform-model.html?pagewanted=1&tntemail1=y&_r=1&emc=tnt In his country, Dr. Sahlberg said later in an interview, teachers typically spend about four hours a day in the classroom, and are paid to spend two hours a week on professional development. At the University of Helsinki, where he teaches, 2,400 people competed last year for 120 slots in the (fully subsidized) masterâ€™s program for schoolteachers. â€œItâ€™s more difficult getting into teacher education than law or medicine,â€ he said. â€œThe fact that we have more race, ethnicity and economic heterogeneity, and we have this huge problem of poverty, should not mean we donâ€™t want qualified teachers â€” the strategies become even more important,â€ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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