Finnish Immigration Concerns Finnish media Finnish Schools multiculturalism



This was pumped up last night on the nightly news, and now on its web pages. The state (tax-payer funded) broadcaster YLE refuses to give in, for them, mulitculturalism is still a go! It doesn’t matter to YLE and the multiculti clique, that 1st and 2nd generation immigrant children do not outscore Finns on PISA tests, scoring 50% less than ethnic Finns. Remember, this is second generation children are now supposed to be cultural Finns.


The YLE story predictably hosts multiculturalism in only a positive light, because that’s what they’re supposed to do. That’s the meme and they’re sticking to it, and being the media arm of the Finnish government that has thrown its weight behind the fuzzy headed concept of multiculturalism (while all around them, European states that have had their fill it, and have called it a massive failure and want to back track away from it) they’re duty bound to keep promoting it.

Well, let them play around just a little while longer, elections are coming up and, by George, elections do have consequences, and then look around once the True Finns are in government and see how often they promote multiculturalism in the same warm and fuzzy light. KGS

The number of immigrants in schools a concern for teachers

YLE: Over 40 percent of the teachers would like to restrict the number of immigrants in schools and kindergartens. Restrictions are not able to be legally imposed, because students have the right to attend the nearest school. According to a teachers’ union survey, the teachers need assistance in housing policy.

Meri-Rastila school Class 3A , is keen on participating, when being introduced to the Finnish national epic, Kalevala. The only difference with that of a traditional class is that many children do not speak Finnish as their mother tongue. According to teacher, Tiina Kähärä, this is not just any other teaching situation.

– Maybe I have to differentiate, to spend more time using illustrative tools, which is not at all bad for the other students. But it’s not more education per se, Kähärä says.

According to the teacher-journal’s survey, over 40 percent of teachers would like to limit the number of immigrants in schools to 20 ─ 30 percent. The teacher of multicultural classes, Tiina Kähärä does not want to impose strict limits, but deems a large number of immigrant pupils in the same school, to be a problem for the immigrant students themselves.

– Peer support for the Finnish language, i.e. on being with friends, however, is where the child can use language naturally. Its development, of course, is weaker.

Multiculturalism does not reach all schools

Three-quarters of the teachers surveyed considered the right tool is for a housing policy to control immigration more evenly to schools. This is also supported by the Board of Education Counsellor Leena Nissilä.

– I would hope that the municipalities in the future to pay more attention to the multicultural society at present that reflects a sustained and systematic manner in which immigrants are housed, Nissilä says.

Finland has few schools where immigrants are more than a third of the students. Instead, for many schools multiculturalism is only a dream. Lecturer Tiina curled believes that her students get a lot from a multi-cultural school.

– These students are able to further their education, employment and work with different people. Encountering a person as a person, and not about his language or his traditions.

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