Structure of Education

Overlapping Sectors

Below is a chart representing the basic areas of the government of Finland. The orange and white areas represent sectors that have some influence or control on education including curriculum, quality control, and funding.

Overlapping Sectors of Education in the Finnish Government-page1


The Finnish National Board of Education

The chart below is a representation of the Finnish National Board of Education and how different departments focus on basic education, higher education, vocational education, education for minorities, and education in Swedish.

Finnish National Education Chart-page1

Education Pathways in Finland 

Below is the chart for the education pathway for students in Finland. It should be noted that there are no dead-ends in this system although pathways into vocational education seem to be easier than pathways from vocational to academic education.

Education of Finland Chart -page1


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