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
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: pasisahlberg.com and Twitter: @pasi_sahlberg.
Table of ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPrologue: Accidental LunchChapter 1: Make Recess the Right of the ChildChapter 2: Use Small Data for Big ChangeChapter 3: Enhance Equity in EducationChapter 4: Avoid Urban Legends About Finnish SchoolsEpilogue: Intentional DessertConclusion: Don’t Be DeniedReferencesIndex