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Finland sees uptick in reading during coronavirus crisis
The coronavirus crisis has prompted Finns to turn to literature more than usual, according to the results of a recent survey by the Finnish Reading Centre.
Changes brought on by the Covid crisis
One of the most important activity of the Finnish Reading Center (FRC) has nearly been driven down this spring. The author visits, organized by us at the Finnish Reading Center, have practically been cancelled after the Covid crisis hit Finland in the beginning of March. Altogether 400 author visits have been cancelled and new ones aren´t being ordered, even for the autumn, due to the uncertain situation.
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.
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.