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A Few Words about the Education in Finland
In Finland, education is considered a fundamental right of all citizens, and the main objective of Finnish education policy is to offer all citizens equal opportunities to receive education.
Public libraries are an important agent in reading promotion
Finnish people are active readers and users of public libraries. There are public libraries in every municipality (311), and in 2016 there were 744 libraries and 137 mobile libraries in Finland.
Use of Technology – Different formats don’t replace but strengthen each other
Finnish schools have above-average levels of ICT infrastructure. In primary grades (PIRLS 2016) Finnish students use computers for information search and writing stories more often than their peers in Europe.
The facts about reading in Finland
For quite some time, the Finnish education has received international acclaim for its high quality. However, in recent years, national and international evaluations have indicated certain decline in the literacy skills of children and youth. Simultaneously, the reading motivation among Finnish youth, particularly among boys, has deteriorated.