This week children’s charity Unicef published data that puts the UK in 16th position – below Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Portugal – in a league table of child well-being in the world’s richest countries. Learning and education is a major factor in the research and is an area in which the UK performs badly.

On the flip side, it will come as no surprise that Scandinavian countries make up four of the top five countries for child well-being.

With this being the case, the 21st Century Learning Initiative’s Janet Lawley looks at how education in Scandinavian countries helps boost children’s well-being.

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In the Unicef research Finland was ranked number one for educational achievement by the age of 15. In this video, John Abbott discusses the Finnish education system.

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