Tag: Finland

Finnish Newspaper Greets Trump and Putin With Billboards Defending ‘Free Press’

Both leaders were also greeted with a large billboard advertisement purchased by Helsingin Sanomat, the nation’s largest newspaper, which bashed the Trump and Putin as being enemies of journalism and a free press.

Finnish Newspaper Greets Trump and Putin With Billboards Defending ‘Free Press’

Women graduates will hurt the most

Make no mistake, the government’s proposed lowering of the university debt repayment threshold to $45,000 will hurt female graduates the most. And the impact will be most felt by women in some of the most essential, yet underpaid professions in the country.

Women graduates will hurt the most

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner | Opinion | The Guardian

A homeless man in London

Actually, no. The evidence from Finland – as well as numerous other pilot schemes across the world – shows the opposite is true. When people are given homes, homelessness is radically reduced, engagement in support services goes up and recovery rates from addiction are comparable to a “treatment first” approach. Even more impressive is that there are overall savings for government, as people’s use of emergency health services and the criminal justice system is lessened.

via Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner | Opinion | The Guardian

Finland is the happiest country on Earth, according to the UN’s World Happiness Report

 

 

The Nordic country renowned as the Land of the Midnight Sun is No. 1 in the World Happiness Report

Australia just scraped in the top ten list, at number 10.

Following Finland are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Sweden.

via Finland is the happiest country on Earth, according to the UN’s World Happiness Report

‘Too much control’: Pasi Sahlberg on what Finland can teach Australian schools | Australia news | The Guardian

Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish education guru

The very opposite of the conservative approach to schooling. Far too left wing  and anti-Assimilation. Our youth might become probelm solvers and encouraged to think for themselves(Old Dog Thought)

via ‘Too much control’: Pasi Sahlberg on what Finland can teach Australian schools | Australia news | The Guardian

Why education superpower Finland is interested in Victorian schools

It’s the education superpower that leaders from around the world watch closely.Now the tables have turned and Finland wants to study what’s happening in Victorian schools.

Source: Why education superpower Finland is interested in Victorian schools

Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | Society | The Guardian

Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work

Source: Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | Society | The Guardian

Finland Set To Become First Country To Remove All Traditional School Subjects

Finland’s education system is always in the top ten in international ratings and is considered one of the best in the world. The authorities have decided to make changes in their already excellent school system.

Source: Finland Set To Become First Country To Remove All Traditional School Subjects

Finland tests giving every citizen a universal basic income | Business News | News | The Independent

sweden flags

Finland is pushing ahead with a plan to test the effects of paying a basic income as it seeks to protect state finances and move more people into the labour market. The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, known as Kela, will be responsible for carrying out the experiment that would start in 2017 and include 2,000 randomly selected welfare recipients, according to a statement released on Thursday. The level of basic income would be €560 euros per month (£480) tax free, and mandatory for those picked.

Source: Finland tests giving every citizen a universal basic income | Business News | News | The Independent