Finnish Lessons

Finnish Lessons

What Can the World Learn From Educational Change in Finland?

Book - 2011
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Finnish Lessons is a first-hand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past three decades. The author traces the evolution of education policies in Finland and highlights how they differ from the United States and other industrialized countries. He shows how, rather than relying on competition, choice, and external testing of students, education reforms in Finland focus on professionalizing teachers' work, developing instructional leadership in schools, and enhancing trust in teachers and schools. This book details the complexity of educational change and encourages educators and policymakers to develop effective solutions for their own districts and schools.

It is now time to break down the ideology of exceptionalism in the United States and other Anglo-American nations, if we are to develop reforms that will truly inspire our students, especially those who struggle the most. In that essential quest, Pasi Sahlbers is unbdoubtedly one of the very best teachers of all." From the Foreword by Andy Hargreaves.

Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780807752579
Branch Call Number: 370.94897 SAHLB
Characteristics: xxii, 167 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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Renowned professor, government adviser, and global change agent Andy Hargreaves wrote the forward for "Finnish Lessons". His book "Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility" was published this year.

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