Based on a 2011 exhibit at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki, this catalog uses text, charts and photographs to highlight seven modern school buildings and the excellent teaching that takes place inside them. Experts on education and architecture strive to find out why Finnish children continue to outperform many on test scores in subjects ranging from math to reading, and ponder environmental influences. Show your pride and interest in the Finnish school system with The Best School in the World; Seven Finnish Examples from the 21st Century.The title of the book alludes both to the high quality and reputation of the Finnish education system and to the buildings created to support today's educational principles and teach methods. During the 2000's, Finnish students have achieved top-level results in the surveys conducted under the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA.) Finland's nine-year public comprehensive school system offers equal educational opportunities for all. This book provides scholarly views on Finnish school and schooling along with a rich pictorial accompaniment illustrating seven contemporary school buildings.