Teacher register is progressing in Finland

03.12.2021 - 13:29 News

The OAJ's long-term goal of establishing a national teacher register has now progressed closer to implementation. The OAJ has been demanding clarification on the matter for a long time, and now the report is finally due to be completed by the end of the year.

Precise information on teachers' qualifications and regional placement is currently not available in Finland. In the past, data has been collected through an extensive survey, teacher data collection. The data collection response rate has fallen to a negligible level over the years, and there has been no reliable data since 2013.

Through the teacher register, we will have access to accurate and up-to-date information on teachers' qualifications and regional placement, which will help us predict the education rates. According to the preliminary information, the report will propose the establishment of a teacher register. At least basic education and upper secondary school teachers will be covered in the initial phase.

The aim is to extend the register as soon as possible to cover early childhood education and vocational education and training and later to cover other levels of education as well.