Official Statistics of Finland

Special education

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Latest release:
Intensified or special support was received by 16 per cent of comprehensive school pupils
13 Jun 2016
In autumn 2015, a total of 45,900 comprehensive school pupils received intensified support, which made up 8.4 per cent of all comprehensive school pupils. The number has increased by five percentage points from 2011. The share of pupils having received special support remained in autumn 2015 on level with two previous years, at 7.3 per cent. Special support was received by 40,000 comprehensive school pupils. These data derive from Statistics Finlands education statistics.

Next release:
13 Jun 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.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Special education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1617. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.5.2017].
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