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

Pasi Sahlberg ; foreword by Andy Hargreaves
Format
Book
Published
New York : Teachers College Press, c2011.
Language
English
Series
The Series on School Reform
Series on School Reform
ISBN
9780807752579, 0807752576
Summary
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. --from publisher description
Contents
  • Introduction: yes, we can (learn from one another)
  • The Finnish dream: equal educational opportunities
  • The Finnish paradox: less is more
  • The Finnish advantage: the teachers
  • The Finnish way: competitive welfare state
  • Is the future Finnish?
Description
xxii, 167 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-156) and index.
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