Finnish lessons 2.0: what can the world learn from educational change in Finland?
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Professor Pasi Sahlberg

Examining the success story of Finnish schools as reflected in high OECD PISA ratings, Professor Sahlberg argues that Finland's success is an argument against the type of education reform seen in the UK and USA, which focuses on improving test scores, structural changes, and merit-based pay. 

Finland’s achievement, according to Sahlberg, is due a culture that sees teaching as a high status profession, requiring educators to be well-trained and allowing teachers significant professional autonomy to decide on curriculum and to collaborate with peers. Evidence of the high value paced on education is also seen in the socially inclusive, comprehensive system of education in place in Finland, which means that advantages of birth don’t lead to unfair advantages in school. 

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Professor Pasi Sahlberg

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Focusing  on the benefits that can be reaped when countries value their educators and education system, this book will make for thought-provoking reading for anyone involved in delivering education, particularly policy-makers and school leaders.


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