Pasi Sahlberg, International

Pasi Sahlberg

  • FINNISH EDUCATOR, SCHOLAR AND THOUGHTLEADER
  • AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF “FINNISH LESSONS"
  • FORMER HARVARD GRADUATE VISITING PROFESSOR
Biography

Pasi Sahlberg is a 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. He has also served World Bank in Washington, DC; European Commission in Torino, Italy: and OECD as an external expert. His core expertise is in teacher education, ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

GERM that kills schools: Pasi Sahlberg at TEDxEast
Pasi Sahlberg on the Finnish Education System
Pasi Sahlberg: Finland, Education, and Global Reform
Pasi Sahlberg: Lessons from Finland (Houston A+ Speaker Series 2013-14)
What if Finland's Great Teachers Taught in Your Schools?
Speech Topics
  • American Schools and the Global Educational Reform Movement

    American education has influenced other education systems around the world. It has inspired many in implementing ... View More

  • How to make American education great again: Lessons from around the world

    American education system is often criticized to be very bad in international standards. Solutions to fix American ... View More

  • What can the U.S. learn from educational change in Finland?

    Finland is often use as a source of new ideas for educational betterment. But is there anything the United States can ... View More

  • Teachers and the teaching profession in the U.S. in international perspective

    Most people today agree that teachers are the key to sustained educational improvement. Teachers in the United States ... View More

Text Reviews
  • A terrific synthesis by a native Finn, a teacher, a researcher and a policy analyst all rolled up into one excellent writer. Pasi Sahlberg teaches us great deal about what we need to know before engaging in national educational reforms.
  • David Berliner, Regents’ Professor - College Of Education at Arizona State University
  • The story of Finland’s extraordinary educational reforms is one that should inform policymakers and educators around the world. No one tells this story more clearly and engagingly than Pasi Sahlberg, who has lived and studied these reforms for decades.
  • Linda Darling-Hammond - Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education at Stanford University
  • Finland’s remarkable educational story is both informative and inspiring for others because it shows that with appropriate effort sustained over time, a country can make huge improvements for its young people, something that all countries aspire to do.
  • Ben Levin, Canada Research Chair - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

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