[lg policy] Finland: Clash on language teaching

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 26 15:43:33 UTC 2010

Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

Helsingin Sanomat

Kiviniemi and Virkkunen clash on language teaching

A disagreement has emerged between Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi
(Centre) and Minister of Education Henna Virkkunen (Nat. Coalition
Party) over language teaching in schools.

Virkkunen said on Monday that she is opposed to the idea of giving
pupils in the east of Finland the option to substitute mandatory
Swedish with Russian.

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