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FinnishED Leadership: Four Big, Inexpensive Ideas to Transform Education by Pasi Sahlberg

Improve overall school performance from start to Finnish!

Exploring and analyzing how Finland consistently places at or near the top of international student assessments, especially PISA, has become popular in recent years. Pasi Sahlberg now explores this phenomenon from the perspective of the educational leader. With the culture of general and educational leadership in Finland as a backdrop, this resource is packed with strategies and tools that travel well. Rooted in four main ideas, this book covers topics such as:

  • Enhancing equity is an essential component of success
  • Physical activity is crucial for substantial learning
  • Embedding ideas into your current leadership practices takes perseverance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506325422
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: Corwin Impact Leadership Series
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 237,887
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Pasi Sahlberg is Finnish educator, author, and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems and reforms around the world. His expertise includes school improvement, international education issues, classroom teaching and learning, and school leadership. His bestseller book Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award. He is a former Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) at the Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki, and currently a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA, USA.

More on his website: and Twitter: @pasi_sahlberg.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Prologue: Accidental Lunch
Chapter 1: Make Recess the Right of the Child
Chapter 2: Use Small Data for Big Change
Chapter 3: Enhance Equity in Education
Chapter 4: Avoid Urban Legends About Finnish Schools
Epilogue: Intentional Dessert
Conclusion: Don’t Be Denied

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