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FinnishED Leadership

Four Big, Inexpensive Ideas to Transform Education

Inspired by the culture of educational leadership in Finland, a consistent top-performer in international student assessment, this beneficial resource presents easy-to-adopt strategies to improve overall educational performance.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506325422
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Impact Leadership Series
  • Year: 2017
  • Page Count: 120
  • Publication date: August 01, 2017

Price: $23.95



Improve overall school performance from start to Finnish!

Finland’s consistent performance in international student assessments has caused much curiosity in recent years. Educators around the world are exploring what Finland does well and how they remain at the top.

Pasi Sahlberg has hosted multiple delegations of educators in Finland seeking ideas and tools to apply to their home districts, and has determined real change can begin with four uncomplicated ideas. Focusing on leading learners, this book considers topics like:

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

Finland’s particular brand of leadership culture in education is an ideal model for improving educational performance anywhere


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Pasi Sahlberg

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 Contents

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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