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Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

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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, Pasi Sahlber,  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.

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Read also:

Finland’s Success Is No Miracle

Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful?

Kindergarten and Finnish Lessons

The Children Must Play

26 Amazing Facts About Finland’s Unorthodox Education System

The Finland Phenomenon

Read also some previous posts:

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success

Finland – Slow and Steady Reform for Consistently High Results

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April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

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