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Finland in the expert committee preparing global recognition of higher education qualifications

Kokous UnescossIn November 2015 UNESCO General Conference decided to appoint an expert committee to draft a new global convention on the recognition of higher education qualifications. The committee gathered for the third time 13.-15.2. in Paris. Finland’s representative Carita Blomqvist (Finnish National Agency for Education) was happy to tell that the collaboration has progressed well. The decision on the future of this historical convention is taken in the next General Conference in November. More...

New UNESCO report tackles school violence – Finland as an example of best practices

Global Status ReportUNESCO’s new report maps means to fight school violence. Finland’s solutions are mentioned among the best practices. UNESCO’s report acknowledges that in Finland pupils’ right to safe learning environment is granted through specific legislation – in the Basic Education Act. As regards to best practices, Finnish KiVa antibullying program is presented as an example of successful capacity building and efficient response to bullying: More...

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