Sahlberg, Pasi, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? New York: Teachers College Press, 2011.


Pasi Sahlberg


Describes and explains the changes in and results of educational policies and practices in Finland during the last two decades; accounts for what unique features have put student achievement at or near the top of international comparisons; offers thoughts on what lessons other nations might (or perhaps should not) derive from this Finnish experience.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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