Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen
Sari Mullola
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The Best Schools in the World?

Maailman paras koulu?

-   Sari Mullola
Girls who excel and boys who fall behind – is there nothing we can do? Tools for building schools where all students succeed.

Schools need to recognize that differences in temperament lead to variation in learning styles and move away from evaluating students based on the characteristics of their inherent temperaments.

How come success in schools doesn’t correlate with success in the workplace? How come the country that’s the star pupil of the international PISA tests produces so many dropouts? Schools do try to take children’s individual needs into consideration these days, but due to deficient data, we haven’t had the best success. Instead of understanding that children truly are individuals with their own unique learning styles, we reward and punish them based on temperamental traits. Furthermore, these characteristics are evaluated and valued differently for boys and for girls.

What steps need to be taken in order for children to get the most out of their education and make our schools fairer places?


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