This report focuses on the studying of children/pupils in Finnish early childhood education, pre-primary education and basic education, the content of the education, teachers and the school environment. The intention is to highlight perspectives of international interest or characteristics otherwise typical of the Finnish comprehensive school system and the instruction provided. Where applicable, the information presented has also been linked to its international frame of reference.
OECD's Education at a Glance indicators have been used as sources of international comparative data. The main source of quantitative data on Finland is Vipunen a statistical data service provided by the education administration.