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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See all Editorial Reviews. Finnish students don’t begin school until they are seven and do not spend exceptionally long days at school.

But, probably, because of working for a long time in pedagogics, author lacks the ability to inspire interest for what he’s telling. Not just certain schools in Finland are excellent – ALL schools are excellent.

A must read for anyone who would rather improve our schools than complain about them! Mar 21, Karen Chung rated it really liked it.

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Finland has the best educated young people in the world. Sahlverg, I finished this book the other day and was quite impressed. English Choose a language for shopping.

Jan 31, Paul Signorelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Students must take a language test and then their choice of 3 of 4 other assessments to complete the exam. We need to stop saying that we are investing in our kids and then chop arts and critical thinking programs.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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.


In leasons early ’90’s, the Finnish education system was roughly average in quality and results across all OECD countries. A tale of two countries: Finnish schools do not do standardized tests. I wish it ended after the the first chapter, where the idea of the author is already clear.

Department of Education members. All students are held to the same standards in math, foreign language learning, etc.

Lists with This Book. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Who knows if this would work here, but it’s encouraging to see that it works over there.

Leadership is based upon professionalism. In fact, the reform policies in Finland are different worldwide which focused more on equity and accordingly quality improved.

It does, however, really chafe me as a teacher to know that we finnizh a messed up system in the US and are really not interested in making the long term commitment to fixing our problems.

Sure, the Finns began working on reforming their education system somewhere in the s.

Although many of Finland’s solutions to lessonns mediocre education system are worth examining and considering, this book still left much to be desired. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. What kinds of projects and assessments are they designing?

Not everyone goes on to university. First, Teach Less; Learn More.


Oct 27, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: Pasi Salhberg–in “Finish Lessons: Finland he says has less test; less home-work, less class-time, less teaching, etc Pasii word, this book was dreadfully dry. To see what your friends fnnish of this book, please sign up. That’s what many teachers will think after reading this account of Finland’s move from an average educational system in the s to the premier position it enjoys today. Jan 21, Peter Atkinson rated it really liked it.


Finnish Lesson – Pasi Sahlberg

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. It is easy for students to move between the two forms of upper secondary school, and students in one can take courses in the other.

National income equity is statistically pai to many positive outcomes including: The second paradox is Test less; Learn more.

Equity follows into post-secondary education as university and polytechnics college are free. This is a 10, ft overview of Finnish educational policies and social values that have resulted in excellent schools.

In this international bestseller, Sahlberg traces the evolution of Finnish education policies and highlights how they differ from the United States and much of the rest of the world.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Every educator should read this book. We have much to learn from Finland’s innovations lesons, unfortunately, I doubt we ever will. It wasn’t clear to me why the first 2 decades didn’t see the same improvements lssons the second two decades, and I would have been interested to see what changed. It’s easier to get into med schoo in Finland than to be accepted for teacher education.