Finnish Lessons

Finnish Lessons

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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.taught mathematics and physics there for 7 years. ... My estimate is that this means talking to some 50, 000 people directly and many more through published stories and ... This book also has an academic orientation because it stems from research that I have been part of over the last 2 ... Tough solutions are not uncommon in these countries: Tightening control over schools, stronger accountability foranbsp;...

Title:Finnish Lessons
Author:Pasi Sahlberg
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2011


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