Saturday, May 12, 2012

Comparison between Finish's and Spanish's educational systems

Here it is our comparation between Finland's educational system and the Spanish's one:

There is hardly ever private education only 1%, every school is cost-free.
In private schools parents have to pay a lot of money.
They give a special importance to language since they are child, the learn Finnish, Swedish and another more language compulsorily.
In Spain the importance of language is increasing nowadays.
They have a break of 15 minutes after every class of 45 minutes.
According to LOE, breaks have to be 30 minutes a day and a maximum of two and a half hours a week.
They start the compulsory education at 7 years old. Children start to learn how to write and read at 7.
Compulsory education starts at the age of 6 and shildren usually start to learn reading and writing in pre-primary education, at the age of 4.
Less than 1% of students in Finland don’t finish the compulsory education.
Almost 30 % of students in Spain don’t finish the compulsory education.
Teachers are very specialized, only the best people can be teachers. They do 5 years of degree and they are very well considered.
To access students have to pass some exams obtain high assessment. They do 4 years of degree, but they are not very well considered.
In normal classes there are helpers for the teacher not to be alone with 30 students.
Helpers are only for classes in which there are children with special needs.
Supported teacher are only in charge of supporting other teachers
Supported teachers are for supporting but they also teach when another teacher is ill.
In every school in Finland there are psychologists, social workers, physical and psychological support, analysis, talks and checkups for every student.
Psychologists, and orientation departments are only compulsory for high schools. There are groups of psychologists that go once a week or each fifteen days in order to help teachers and pupils but as they are not in the school they can’t do a lot of things.
Meals, transport and school material like books are free for every student.
All has to be payed by families.
They have another practical subject apart from language, math or science like cooking or DIY.
Practical subjects are not very common.
Same educational system since 1970.
The educational system has changed twice since 1970. In 1992 the LOGSE was approved and in 2006 was the LOE.
There are a lot of grants.
There are not a lot of grants and these grants are for those that have almost no money.
Before 7 years old children can go to the kindergarten that is from the government so their parents don’t have to pay.
Between cero and two years old parents have to pay in order that their children can go to a kindergarten while they are working. Every education at this age is nor cost-free.
They have a medical exam at least once a year in order to detect problems and send them to an specialized doctor that is also free.
Here there are not usually nurses in schools.
17 private schools in the hole country.
In pre-primary the 50,9 % of the education is private. In Primary education 28,2% are concertado schools and 3,3% private schools. For ESO there are 2768 concertado schools and 350 private schools. For Bachillerato, 1378 schools are private.

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