Education in Finland

SHOI Yoshinobu and NAKAJIMA Hiroshi ed., Finland ni Manabu Kyoiku to Gakuryoku (Education in Finland, Tokyo : Akashi Shoten, 2005)

(1) Composed of articles concerning Finish school education, watched now in Japan with keen interest because of its good acievement which OECD Programme for International Student Assessment confirms. Most of them are rather interesting because based on the authers' own experience and/or research in Finland, but need some more logical generalization...

(2) According to some of them, the secret of Finish succes lies in the importance which its education attaches to reading books. How about Japanese schools ?