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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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Nov 20, Zee rated it it was ok. A few key ideas: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Enjoyable and easy read, that discusses the intersections of Finnish national culture, teacher education policies, and the welfare state with education policy, without becoming too complicated or technical.

Yet, Finland spends less on education as a percent of their ffree GDP than we do, and we achieve well below Finland in all measures.

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

If we’re at all interested in seeing how the top-ranked education system worldwide produced its successes, we Pasi Salhberg–in “Finish Lessons: The author started to allude to how they are able to do more with less by briefly describing how the act of not allowing students to repeat a grade can save money, but I have ledsons hard time believing that that is the whole story. Suggesting that we create “a community of learners that provides the conditions that allow all young people to discover their talent” p.


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 sahlbetg it’s also not true. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Nor are students typically held back grades, as Fins have recognized that this strategy isn’t very effective – Finnish school provide all pupils with free and healthy lunch every day, regardless of their home socio-economic sitaution.

Paperbackpages. Jul 04, Davran Gaipov rated it really liked it. I suggest you read this book.

Wow, I finished this book the other day and was quite lesslns. Sahlberg gives a great explanation as to how Finland’s more collaborative and equitable approach to education provides better outcomes than the business management schemes favored by the so-called “education reformers.

My word, this book was dreadfully dry.


As always, Pasi Sahlberg calls into question the best ways to educate youth. Want to Read saving…. On Top of the World: Interesting book but he’s a bit repetitive. The rating isn’t lower because the author argues for a different approach to education than a strictly competetive sahlbeeg where teachers and students are constantly graded and ranked, which does not help to actually improve student learning, but only pushes teachers to focus on exams.

If we can adapt any part of these Finnish lessons by applying them in our own settings, perhaps the wicked problem of reforming education and lifelong learning here in the United States will become a little less wicked. Pais I finished it: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Finnish education system in Finland has achieved equity of outcomes.


As well, to avoid profiling students at a young age, grade-based assessments are not normally used during the first 5 years of peruskoula. lewsons

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I couldn’t make it out that evening, but put the book on sahlebrg right away. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We can do it, but we have to commit to the long term, not just political, short term, slogan mongering! There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Design Thinking for School Leaders: That might have been part of his argument, though. Jan 31, Paul Signorelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 11, Marten Wennik rated it it was amazing Shelves: And if anyone knows anything about Finnish education, it’s Pasi Sahlberg.

But as Sahlberg states in the beginning, I started this book last summer but didn’t finish the last chapter until now.

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. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

But the wonderfully produced snapshot he provides of the Finnish school system and frfe support of vocational training is something none of us can afford to ignore. There is no such thing as teaching to the test.