In Reply to: Re: Thank you posted by Perry on December 06, 2007 at 13:43:34:
I heard a BBC broadcast on Finland's school system. "Finland which has been judged to have the best educational system in the world. Here all schools get good results, teachers have extensive training and children don't start school until they are seven years old." In nursery and kindergarten the children "learn through play...they start (school) at seven where they have to immediately learn to read and they do...they start in mid-August and they learn by Christmas, they're really keen to learn, they've been waiting for so long."
For anyone who's interested the podcast "Top of the Class" is available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/documentary_archive/6991288.stm