National core curriculum for basic education for adults 2017
The national core curriculum for basic education for adults is a regulation issued by the Finnish National Agency for Education, based on which the local curricula are drawn up. The national core curriculum provides a common foundation for local curricula, thus promoting the equality of education and students in all of Finland. The core curriculum supports and guides the provision and organisation of teaching. The national core curriculum for basic education for adults contains guidelines on the starting point for the provision of teaching as well as on the objectives and key content of teaching. It also deals with the development of the school culture and co-operation, the provision of teaching and guidance, support for learning and studies, pupil and student welfare and the assessment of learning. To support education providers, the core curriculum also contains references to legislation that guides teaching as well as instructions for drawing up a local curriculum. Appended to the core curriculum are recommendations on the objectives and content of mother tongue instruction supplementing basic education for adults as well as recommendations on the assessment of student learning.