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Finnish Lessons 3.0 (Kobo eBook)

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The first two editions of Finnish Lessons described how a small Nordic nation built a school system that provided access to a world-class education for all of its young people. Now available in 30 languages, this Grawemeyer Awardwinning book continues to influence education policies and school practices around the globe. In this Third Edition, Pasi Sahlberg updates the story of how Finland sustains its exemplary educational performance, including how it responds to turbulent changes at home and throughout the world. Finnish Lessons 3.0 includes important new material about:

  • teachers and teacher education
  • teaching children with special needs
  • the role of play in high-quality education
  • Finland’s responses to growing inequality, slipping international test scores, and the global pandemic

In the midst of national education reforms and global changes driven by public health crises and economic turbulence, Finnish Lessons 3.0 encourages teachers, students, and policymakers to think big and bold when they look for new solutions to improving their schools and entire education systems. This edition provides an even deeper dive into the present world of education in Finland in light of the most recent education statistics and international data, including PISA 2018, TIMSS 2016, and TALIS 2018.

“Finland’s approach to education reform shows we must address student inequality before we can expect student excellence.”
—The 2013 Grawemeyer Award Committee

“The story of Finnish educational success as told in Finnish Lessons is remarkable . . . this is an important book and educators need to read it.”
—Educational Researcher

“Provides solid background on the historical context that allowed Finland’s education system to transform into a powerhouse.”
—Education Review

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780807779293
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: January 7th, 2021