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. The book covers topics such as enhancing equity as an essential component of success, using physical activity to promote learning and the perseverance needed to embed ideas into leadership practice.
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.
Preface Acknowledgments 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 References Index