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Education lessons for Singapore from Finnish inclusivity

Those on a study trip there are struck by how much support is provided in helping special needs kids who are included in regular schools

Finland has often attracted global attention for being an education miracle - there are no major exams until the age of 18, private tuition is unheard of and yet students still do well in global education rankings.

But the exam-free culture is not the only noteworthy part about its education system. Schools there have gone big on inclusive education - including children with special needs in regular schools - in the last three decades.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2018, with the headline 'Education lessons for S'pore from Finnish inclusivity'. Print Edition | Subscribe