Hosted by the Convenor of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee, Stewart Maxwell MSP.
Sponsored by the Finnish Embassy with Nordic Horizons
"The story of Finland's extraordinary educational reforms is one that should inform policymakers and educators around the world. This book is a must read." Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University. Pasi Sahlberg's book Finnish Lessons helps explains why Finland's education system regularly tops world league tables for results, happiness of children, levels of literacy and esteem of teachers. The Finnish education system is so often cited as a blueprint one Scottish union leader said he was fed up hearing about it! Most educationists, policy-makers and parents however want to know more. What’s the secret of Finnish educational success and which aspects might Scotland usefully borrow?
Dr Pasi Sahlberg is the Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) an independent agency funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and based in Helsinki. He has global expertise in educational reform, training teachers, coaching schools and advising policy makers. He has previously worked as a teacher, teacher-educator, policy advisor and served the World Bank in Washington and the European Commission as an education expert. Read more on pasisahlberg.com or finnishlessons.com
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