Official Statistics of Finland

Special education

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Intensified or special support was received by 13 per cent of comprehensive school pupils
12 Jun 2013
Intensified or special support was received by 12.7 per cent of comprehensive school pupils in autumn 2012. Their share was good one percentage point higher than in 2011. The number of pupils receiving intensified support, which is not as extensive as special support, increased by 53 per cent from 2011 to 27,400 pupils, while the number of pupils receiving special support decreased by seven per cent to 41,000 pupils. Of the pupils receiving special support, 52 per cent received at least 80 per cent of their teaching in a special group. These data derive from Statistics Finlands education statistics.

Next release:
12 Jun 2014

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. Data on special education are published annually in Statistics Finland’s Educational Institutions publication.
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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: 21.4.2014].
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