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Acute lack of teachers makes that the municipalities are looking for teachers abroad

Many municipalities have already today difficult to complete all the services with competent teachers, and the forecast shows that it is not enough to recruit within Sweden. Therefore more and more sought outside Sweden's borders in search of labour. In cooperation with the employment service and the so-called Eures-the network of municipalities in a few years, had an exchange with the Turku Academy that educates Swedish-speaking teachers in the Turku and Vaasa.

popular because it is a certain excess in the Swedish-speaking teachers in some regions, also praised the high Pisa results.

On 12 march, Umeå, sweden, for the third year in a row in the a fairs of the Finnish Vaasa, organised by the Turku Academy. This time they were joined by eight other municipalities and two private schools.

Umeå came back with fifteen expressions of interest, which the municipality thinks is successful. Despite a great interest in these trips is in many cases not directly resulted in employment, but the recruitment abroad is a long-term investment which is deemed to be necessary.

the surplus has on the Swedish-speaking teachers decreased, and a debate has flared up in the Finnish media, where more and more people are now worried that labour moves abroad. And it is mainly the Swedish-speaking finns who move.

– There are many competent teachers in finland who speaks Swedish, but not so many Swedish-speaking schools since the Swedish language is a minority that gets smaller every year, " says Sebastian Kurtén Kainberg which is one of the Swedish teachers who have moved to Sweden.

He comes from Karleby in the vicinity of Vaasa, where the majority speaks Finnish. And mean that unemployment is particularly difficult for the Swedish-speaking teachers.

he took in 2011, he jumped between the one-year temporary positions in seven years.

" I searched all you could search until I got a replacement somewhere, and then contented myself with it. One year there were 124 applicants for a service. Then I was right new graduate, and not directly the most experienced, so I was almost last in the queue.

The now-35-year-old Sebastian Kurtén Kainberg for just over a year and a half ago from Ostrobothnia to the north of sweden with his wife and children. It is just across the strait but much is different here for a teacher. He got a permanent employment as a class teacher for a one Östtegs school even before he came to Sweden.

"My training in Finland was of great importance, as it gave me more privileges than most of the other applicants," he says, as have several acquaintances who made the same journey.

inefficient. It is the way he is experiencing the Swedish school system, compared with the country of origin.

In Finland, stuff happens, it is good to latch on to new trends, but it is not always all got the chance to say what they thought, " he says and continues:

The Swedish schools are better at social interaction. Here is placed the greater responsibility on the teacher group, and I experience a culture that one should discuss and agree on something. It is a pretty clear difference.

Also, notice he difference in lärarstatusen. In Sweden he becomes more questioning of the parents, while he is experiencing a greater trust in the Finnish school.

Even among the students, does he notice a difference.

" If I draw all over one comb is in Finland, very good at making clear all the matteuppgifterna in his own book, while this working together is not quite as smooth. It, I reacted on when I started here.

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