11 Nov. 2011Education policies for raising student learning: The Finnish Approach•IntrooFinland moved from an industrial society to the knowledge economy model, which still exist today. •Competitive market economy in a non-market welfare societyoDevelopment of educationThe Finnish people have developed from a monoculture to a multiculture. This created a model education system with lots of social cohesion. o“Modern welfare system” for the publicoPolicies in the forties and fifties worked to expand family farms. oThe nineties brought on a major banking crisis oSince the crash, in the last decade, Finland has been ranked four times as the world’s most competitive economyoIn addition to the most competitive economy, the Finnish people tout advancements in global information and communication technologies in addition to environmental polices. oEconomic Growth IndicatorsEfficient human capitalTechnological advancesUse of technology in daily life•Global education reform trendsoLead by strong community ties and leadership, the education policy was constructed.