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What Finland gets right about early education

BAm! Radio recently hosted Linda Darling-Hammond, the Stanford University researcher and professor, and John R. Burbank, the executive director of the Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle, and the two discussed how early teacher training and support starts in Finland, and why it is considered so effective.

Their conversation civers everything from the education and training of Finnish early education teachers, how teaching styles differ between the U.S. and Finland, and how Finnish social structures support children and families through the early years of a child’s life.

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Find out more by reading the report A World of Opportunity or watching the A World of Opportunity movie, which examines the practical findings of an EOI-led study tour to Finland and England, and outlines specific recommendations for improving early learning in Washington State.

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