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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Oct 21, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: How do they differentiate instruction for individual learners? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Total public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP in Finland was 5.

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How do teachers I gave this book a low rating because it wasn’t what I was looking for. Sahlberg cautions, not all of the features of Finland’s education system may translate well to other nations, but America can still learn something from the Finns. Jul 04, Davran Gaipov rated it really liked it. But yeah, there you have it, after trudging through most finnizh this painfully boring book, he seems to just repeat the same stuff again and again without actually expounding on any of it in an engaging and illuminating manner.


The shorter instructional day gives Finnish more time for PD during the work day.

Showing of 36 reviews. However; Finland ranks number one in science and two in math. In more recent times, I have had the elssons to visit some of the schools there to learn. Aug 21, Jenny rated it liked it Shelves: The teacher education program includes a thesis requirement, making teacher education research oriented ; and, – Finnish teachers earn more as they acquire more teaching experience. All the notions, problem-solving, group responsibility are but a normal part of a teacher’s job.

These children–who are almost never poor, hungry, hom Hmmmm Jan 21, Peter Atkinson rated it really liked it. 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.

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They evaluate fonnish teachers constantly but also reward them. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The first standardized test that most students take is the one at the end of high school.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: So, 5 stars for the middle content and making me think.

I suggest you read this book. All students are held to the same standards in math, foreign language learning, etc. The main reason is the education community has remained unconvinced that competition and choice with more standardized testing finmish students evidently require would be good for schools” – Special education is treated much differently than in the US.


Leadership is based upon professionalism. But the wonderfully produced sablberg he provides of the Finnish school system and its support of vocational training is something none of us can afford to ignore. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Good educational performance in Finland has been attained at a reasonable cost.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A few key ideas: Jun 25, Phyllis rated it really liked it. Preview — Finnish Lessons by Pasi Sahlberg.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Get to Know Us. Although many of Finland’s solutions to their mediocre education system are worth examining and considering, this book still left much to be desired.

Regardless, the results have been impressive, beyond their regular ranking at the top of standardized performances across countries: Educational leadership is totally different in Finland as principals, district education leaders and superintendents are, without exceptions, former teachers.

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