Official Statistics of Finland

Special education

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
More comprehensive school pupils than before received intensified support
11 Jun 2015
In autumn 2014, altogether 40,500 comprehensive school pupils received intensified support, which made up 7.5 per cent of all comprehensive school pupils. This is 4.2 percentage points more than in autumn 2011. After the legislation amendment in 2011, the share of pupils having received intensified support has grown yearly. The share of pupils having received special support remained in autumn 2014 on level with the previous year, at 7.3 per cent. These data derive from Statistics Finlands education statistics.

Next release:
13 Jun 2016

Description: Statistics Finland compiles statistics on pupils having received intensified or special support in comprehensive schools, part-time special education and special vocational education. Data are also collected on special education arrangements in upper secondary general schools but due to the low volume of the data, they are not reported on to any notable extent.
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Keywords: vocational education, special support, special education, education, students, pupils, comprehensive school, intensified support.
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Change: The data content has been revised
08 Jun 2012
The data content of the statistics on special education in comprehensive schools has been revised starting from the year 2011 due to a reform of the Basic Education Act.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Special education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1617. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.6.2016].
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