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Finnish Lessons 3.0

What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Pasi Sahlberg Howard Gardner Ken Robinson

312 pages
Teachers College Press

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 Award–winning 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.

Author Bio

Pasi Sahlberg is a professor of education policy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His books include Hard Questions on Global Educational Change: Policies, Practices, and the Future of Education. He received the 2021 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Hedley Beare Award for Educational Writing and the 2021 ACEL Dr. Paul Brock Memorial Medal. Visit Pasi’s website at www.pasisahlberg.com