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The Global Achievement Gap: El Sistema Educativo Finlandés (Subtitulado)

In his brilliant book, The Global Achievement Gap, the author Tony Wagner argues that there is a huge disconnect between what potential employers are looking for in young people today (critical thinking skills, creativity, and effective communication) and what our schools are providing … Continue reading

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Ask Pasi Sahlberg: What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

By Valerie Strauss, Published: May 15, 2013 Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” In this … Continue reading

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Better Than Finland: The IB Approach to Evaluation

Trust or accountability? While the rest of the world evaluates schools, teachers and students to hold them accountable, for what they are supposed to be doing, Finland has a system that is based on trust. Schools, teachers and students are … Continue reading

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Educational Leadership & Evaluation: Trust or Accountability?

Evaluation is a sensitive topic. This is due to the fact that there is no global concensus on whether or not evaluation helps improve student learning outcomes. In the USA, high stakes testing is the norm. In Finland, on the … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve (Pearson): Factors that Lead to Outstanding Educational Performance

Executive summary The goal of improving education today enjoys great prominence among policymakers and other stakeholders in societies worldwide. Although they may not be able to quantify it, governments in most countries recognise a link between the knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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Documental (subtitulada en castellano) explica el exitoso modelo educativo de Finlandia: El fenómeno finlandés: El sistema escolar más asombroso del mundo

** Fuente: Educación 2020 The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System (El fenómeno finlandés: El sistema escolar más asombroso del mundo). Es un documental de 60 minutos que describe por qué Finlandia posee un sistema educativo que … Continue reading

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Competition is Great for Games, but Education is Not a Game

When I was in high school, I competed in any sport my school would or could offer. I loved the thrill of winning, of being first, or second, or third. I enjoyed practicing different aspects of the various games. Often, … Continue reading

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Finland – Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (Series on School Reform) (The Series on School Reform) [Paperback] Pasi Sahlberg ”It is now time to break down the ideology of exceptionalism in the United States and … Continue reading

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Finnish First: Dan Rather’s Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond: “Teaching is rocket science.” In just 30 years, Finland transformed its school system from one that was mediocre and inequitable, to one that consistently produces some of the world’s best students, while virtually eliminating an achievement gap. And … Continue reading

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Early Intervention: School Success in Finland

Why Is Teacher Development Important? Because Students Deserve the Best Great teachers help create great students. In fact, research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement, so it is critical to … Continue reading

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