Thursday, August 15, 2019

Learning through play...a WSJ item

To Really Learn, Our Children Need the Power of Play

The U.S. can learn a big lesson from Finland’s education system: Instead of stress and standardized testing, schools should focus on well-being and joy

This past weekend the Wall Street Journal carried an interesting essay on variations in educational theory.   I commend it to you for the striking comparisons it raises between children's education in Finland and the U.S. 

You can find the entire essay here:

Here's a snippet to tempt you:

Pasi was flummoxed by the bizarre education concept of “preschool readiness.” Compounding the culture shock was the stunning price tag: $25,000 a year for preschool, compared with the basically free, government-funded daycare-through-university programs that the boy would have enjoyed back in Finland. 

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