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In general, the Nordic countries have the same view on both teaching and education. Equal access to – life long – learning, training in the principles of democracy, independence and critical awareness are some of the central issues. More or less, the Nordic countries also share the same view regarding the major role the state plays when it comes to education. Comprehensive schools are compulsory in all Nordic countries and local authorities finance them with general grants from the state. After 9-10 years of compulsory schooling practically all students continue to study. For more information:

Keywords:  level of education, education, training, teaching, school, financial support for students, life long learning, student, public spending

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Nordic Council of Ministers

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This indicator shows the level of education achieved (ISCED 5 + 6 + 7 + 8), people aged 25-74 years in per cent of total in the Nordic region. ISCED 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 covers tertiary education. Tertiary education is the educational level following the completion of a secondary education. Tertiary education includes e.g. universities and other higher leaning institutions. Data is compiled according to the ISCED 2011 classification. ISCED: International Standard Classification of Education i.e. United Nation's system of classification of education. ISCED is an instrument suitable for compiling statistics on education internationally. For more information:

Keywords:  education achieved, isced, education, level of education
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