Editorial Reviews. Review. “For both educators and non-educators alike, Finnish Lessons Send a free sample Now, with Finnish Lessons , Pasi Sahlberg has thoroughly updated his groundbreaking account of how Finland built a. New and comprehensively updated edition of Finnish Lessons will appear in January The first edition that was published in November has had an . “The story of Finnish educational success as told by Sahlberg in the . Pasi Sahlberg’s Finnish Lessons was published exactly when it was most needed. of building on teacher strengths, securing relaxed and fear-free.

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Although many of Finland’s solutions to their mediocre education system are worth examining and considering, this book still left much to be desired. Vocational Upper SS has a mandatory on-the-job training requirement. What stands out, for me, is how the entire story can be a classic case study in ‘Systems Thinking’.

If it was written directly in English by the Finnish author, it’s quite impressive, but in places it shows that his native language is not English – e.

A must read sahlnerg anyone who would rather improve our schools than complain about them! But, probably, because of working for a long time in pedagogics, author lacks the ability to inspire interest for what he’s telling. This book details the complexity of educational change and encourages educators and policymakers to develop effective solutions for their own districts and schools.

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Students must take a language test and then their choice of 3 of 4 other assessments to complete the exam. The writer is a product of the Finnish school system, so I suppose that is one Finnish lesson I got.


This updated edition presents lessons in a vivid and inspiring style. Suggesting that we create “a community of learners that provides the conditions that allow all young people to discover their talent” p.

And, because this country is honest about human potential and inclinations, students are directed into one of three tracks after the equivalent of middle school: We can do it, but we have to commit to the long term, not just political, short term, slogan mongering!

If I were I’m not sure what I think about this book. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


As well, Finland has a strong focus on problem solving in teacher education. Books by Pasi Sahlberg. In fact, Finland undertook different approaches to reform the education system widespread the country, Finnish students do not take standardized tests or data in order to compare teachers or schools to each other; however, it created an sahllberg and trustful environment in which teachers work.

Feb 11, Fraser Kinnear rated it liked pasj Shelves: They say their key is the best teachers Just watched a CNN special on education.

An emphasis on cooperation rather than competition, professional collaboration and the time to actually do ittrust in teachers’ abilities and creativity, and a minimum of standardized testing are just a few of the hallmarks of Finnish schools. I’ve also been involved in a variety of quality improvement work, and so it was interesting to me to see how having trusted, high-quality teachers, each of whom is involved in a community of practice and knows how to do research, is more effective than the command-and-control models used in the US.


Jan 02, Jackie rated it liked it. Sahlberg cautions, not all of the features of Finland’s education system may translate well to other nations, but America can still learn something from the Finns.

So, 5 stars fo I picked it up: Most Likely to Succeed: Product details File Size: Finnish schools do not do standardized tests. If you want to learn about THE alternative to the high stakes testing, competition and privatization regime that has invaded American education, please read this book.

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Total public expenditure on education pessons a percentage of GDP in Finland was 5. Byperuskoula primary and lower secondary school was set at 9 years and codified as compulsory. 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.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? I won’t repeat the general info that other reviewers have given, but the points that most interested dinnish and that I want to remember as I open conversations at my own children’s school.

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