Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?, Second Edition

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Teachers College Press, Feb 1, 2014 - Education - 237 pages

The first Edition of Finnish Lessons won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2013. It was featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, CNNEducation Week, The Huffington Post, and Dan Rather Reports, and has been translated into 16 languages.

Now, with Finnish Lessons 2.0, Pasi Sahlberg has thoroughly updated his groundbreaking account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past four decades. In this international bestseller, Sahlberg traces the evolution of Finnish education policies and highlights how they differ from the US and much of the rest of the world. Featuring substantial additions throughout the text, Finnish Lesson 2.0 demonstrates how systematically focusing on teacher and leader professionalism, building trust between the society and its schools, and investing in educational equity rather than competition, choice, and other market-based reforms make Finnish Schools an international model of success. This second edition details the complexity of meaningful change by examining Finland's educational performance in light of the most recent international asssessment data, including PISA 2012, TIMSS 2011, PIAAC 2013, and TALIS 2013.

In the midst of continuous local reforms and global changes, Finnish Lessons 2.0 encourages educators, students and policymakers to look beyond their own borders as they seek successful solutions for their education systems, districts, and schools.


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Pasi Sahlberg is a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

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