Come learn about how Finland uses equity, trust, autonomy, and equality to promote excellence in student success. Jennifer E. Bell, Professor in Adult Educational Development and Lisa Busto, Assistant Professor, Accounting, and doctoral students in the DCCL (Doctorate in Community College Leadership) program with Ferris State University, participated in a 10-day study abroad to Finland where they toured a variety of schools from pre-school to university level in Helsinki in the south and Lapland on the Arctic Circle.

During this International Education Week program, Jennifer and Lisa will explain the basics of the Finnish school system, and reflect on their observations of why Finland’s schools have been deemed the best in the world! They will end the presentation with a discussion about how we might incorporate elements of the Finnish system, and if it is possible to implement the Finnish structure in the United States.

  • Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Location: Building X, Room X250ab
  • Facilitators: Jennifer E. Bell, Professor in Adult Educational Development and Lisa Busto, Assistant Professor, Accounting

Questions? Please email Jennifer Bell at jbell@harpercollege.edu.

This program is sponsored by the Office of International Education in conjunction with International Education Week: October 30 – November 3, 2017.