Modern finnish dating practices
“This is going to be a big change in education in Finland that we’re just beginning,” said Liisa Pohjolainen, who is in charge of youth and adult education in Helsinki – the capital city at the forefront of the reform programme.Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life. In the past the banks had lots of bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.Theoretically, it is related to Hungarian but in practice the two are not mutually comprehensible.The other official language, Swedish, is spoken by around 6% of the population, most of whom live in the south west and are also speakers of Finnish.
Sex has become a major leisure activity of our time, accessible to everyone, married or not, rich and poor.
"Many Finns admire the American culture and associate the French with a number of positive images stemming from films and literature," she points out.
Säävälä, in turn, estimates that the phenomenon may spread among friends similarly to any other social phenomenon.
Politicians and education experts from around the world – including the UK – have made pilgrimages to Helsinki in the hope of identifying and replicating the secret of its success.
Which makes it all the more remarkable that Finland is about to embark on one of the most radical education reform programmes ever undertaken by a nation state – scrapping traditional “teaching by subject” in favour of “teaching by topic”.