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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The descriptions of a learning system that eschews a single-minded emphasis on testing and explores, instead, ways lessons engage all learners and provide them with communities of learning that produce results, touches any trainer-teacher-learner.

I also have to say that the book was incredibly repetitive. Withoutabox Submit to Film Passi. Good educational performance in Finland has been attained at a reasonable cost. Finland has chosen to sacrifice the benefits of standardization it’s hard to manage what you don’t measure in exchange for the benefits of autonomy.

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

I’ll save you some very dry and repetitive reading by suggesting you go directly paxi chapter 5 of the fee the last one and you’ll get all the relevant info in a nicely condensed form with some helpful ideas for the future development of education. But My word, this book was dreadfully dry.

The main secret of the Finland education system is that in the 20th century the Finns had undertook some education policies for the purpose of accomplishing a high quality of learning and widespread equity in learning opportunities and outcomes at the same time.


pxsi Favorite quotes “Consequences of a high stakes testing environment include avoidance of risk taking, boredom, and fear” Keys to Certification and School Leadership. It’s a fabulous approach to the wicked problem of reinventing learning, and Sahlberg engagingly and concisely helps us understand what he and his colleagues have achieved.

Aug 21, Jenny sahlberh it liked it Shelves: Teaching must be treated as a respected profession that requires a high standard to enter and provides good pay. If you want to learn about THE alternative to finnnish high stakes testing, competition and privatization regime that has invaded American education, please read this book. This book should be required reading for the U.

A must-read for those who care about education! Who knows if this would work here, but it’s encouraging to see that it works over there. Books by Pasi Sahlberg.

Soon enough, though, I made it into the actual book finnisy quite enjoyed it. Total public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP in Finland was 5.

One possible factor in the equity of outcome is the flexible nature of its special education system, which allows students to opt in and opt out as needed. Interesting book but he’s a bit repetitive. Luckily for me, this book was required reading for my Social, Cultural, and Philosophical Foundations of Education finnnish, so I finally got the chance to read it! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Write a customer review. Worthwhile, but definitely not pleasant.

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On the other hand, there is a lot we could learn from the Finnish model and it just might save us from our current GERM infection. I bought this book after reading an article based on it in Smithsonian magazine. Three stars because the print was too small and the book was boring. Arts and physical education, free school meals psi all, as well as comprehensive special education and counseling services, are all publicly-funded.


Please try again later. There is no such thing as teaching to the test. A tale of two countries: Sep 29, Dharmabum rated it it was amazing. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg

Open Preview See a Problem? Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? All students finnihs held to the same standards in math, foreign language learning, etc.

Yet, Finland spends less on education as a percent of their total GDP than we do, and we achieve well below Finland in all measures. I think here of Nel Nodding’s observation that the notion that even children who live in poverty can learn to some extent serves only to excuse the fact that they live in poverty, besides the fact that it’s also not true.

I wish it ended after the the first chapter, where the idea of the author is already clear. More Equity through growing diversity. I’ve read it slowly and found the first couple of chapters the most interesting. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.