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Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? / Edition 2

Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780807755853
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 12/19/2014
Series: 0
Edition description: 2
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 139,476
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition: An Alternate Universe Diane Ravitch xi

Foreword to the First Edition: UnFinnished Business Andy Hargreaves xiii

Preface to the Second Edition xxi

Acknowledgments xxv

Introduction: Yes, We Can (Learn from One Another) 1

Northern Exposure 2

Finland as an Inspiration 5

Learning from Others 9

The Plan of This Book 13

1 The Finnish Dream: A Good School for All 17

Postwar Finland 18

Universal Basic Education 21

The New School Is Born 26

Expanding Upper-Secondary Education 31

Improving Educational Attainment 34

A Generation of Educational Change 41

The Finnish Education System in 2015 48

2 The Finnish Paradox: Less Is More 54

From Periphery to Limelight 55

Educational Attainment 58

Equity of Outcomes 61

Student Learning 68

Cost of Education 80

Finnish Paradoxes of Education 85

3 The Finnish Advantage: The Teachers 98

The Culture of Teaching 99

Becoming a Teacher 103

Research-Based Teacher Education 107

Teachers as Researchers 116

Professional Development 119

Teachers Are Leaders 122

School Leaders Are Teachers 127

Good Teachers, Great Schools 128

What If Finland's Great Teachers Taught in Your Schools? 133

4 The Finnish Way; Competitive Welfare State 139

The Power of Globalization 140

The Global Educational Reform Movement 142

An Innovation Economy 154

Welfare, Equality, and Competitiveness 160

Foreign Innovation, Finnish Implementation 166

The Finnish Dream Challenged 170

5 Is the Future Finnish? 173

Success by Being Different 174

Successful Educational Reform 177

The Transfer of Change Knowledge 185

The Future of Finnish Education 190

Afterword Sir Ken Robinson 205

Notes 207

References 211

Index 225

About the Author 237

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