Official Statistics of Finland

Special education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
One in six comprehensive school pupils received intensified or special support
13 Jun 2017
Intensified or special support was received by 16.4 per cent of comprehensive school pupils in autumn 2016. Intensified support was received by 49,400, or 9.0 per cent of comprehensive school pupils and special support by 41,000, or 7.5 per cent of comprehensive school pupils. The number of pupils in intensified support grew from the previous year by 0.6 percentage points and in special support by 0.2 percentage points. These data derive from Statistics Finlands education statistics.

Next release:
Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2017.

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.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Special education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1617. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.7.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/erop/index_en.html

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