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Next job: Visiting Professor at Harvard GSE

I am delighted and excited to work as a Visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard Graduate School of Education from January 1st, 2014 for the period of three semesters. My teaching focuses on high performing education systems and how we can (or shouldn’t) learn from them. It will include transportability of educational change ideas, teachers education, professionalism…

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Diane Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award

Education historian Diane Ravitch once supported education reform, but now she sees it as a series of “mistaken policies” that have corrupted public schools.

Research: Finnish students’ achievement declined

Since 1996, educational effectiveness has been understood in Finland to include not only

subject specific knowledge and skills but also the more general competences which are not the

exclusive domain of any single subject but develop through good teaching along a student’s

educational career. Many of these, including the object of the present assessment, learning to

learn, have been named in the…

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Finskt skolunder inspirerat av Sverige

Umeå VK mötte Pasi Sahlberg, finsk skolexpert som arbetat för både Världsbanken och EU. Han talar stolt om den finska skolans framgång och påpekar att den liknar det den svenska skolan en gång var. En jämlik arbetsplats där lärarna hade hög status.

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New book: Leading Educational Change

Leading Educational Change – Global Issues, Challenges and Lessons on Whole-System Reform

This collection features original essays from international superstars in the field of educational change. Each “think piece” draws on the latest knowledge from research, policy, and practice to provide important insights for creating systemic, meaningful reform. The authors directly address contemporary challenges,…

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Basic skills of Finnish adults one of the best in the OECD countries

The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC 2012) is the largest ever study organised by the OECD on the level and use of basic skills of the adult population, and it is expected to provide a significant source of information for developing education and working life. The Survey assesses literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to solve problems in technology-rich environments among 16 to 65-year-olds in 24 countries. The international…

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Minister Farry appoints the panel for Northern Ireland ITE review

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has today (Monday, 30 September 2013) announced the other members of the review Panel of education experts to take forward the review of teacher training infrastructure in Northern Ireland. 

The announcement follows the earlier appointment of Dr Pasi Sahlberg as Chair of the Panel.

The panel members are:

  • Patricia Broadfoot, CBE, currently…

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Live stream from Superintendents Roundtable Oct 5

Thanks to New York University, the Roundtable’s meeting agenda on Saturday, October 5 will be available, from start to finish, via video-streaming.
 
New York University’s Washington DC facility and the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress have established a webpage publicizing the meeting on “Education in Europe.” On the webpage is a link (WATCH NOW) that will permit…

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Minister Farry appoints a chair to review teacher education in Northern Ireland

Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry has today appointed Dr Pasi Sahlberg as Chair of the panel of international education experts to take forward the review of teacher training infrastructure

The establishment of the panel is the second stage of the review into the teacher training infrastructure. The first part of the study comprised of a report released in May which involved an objective analysis of…

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Moving to Harvard GSE

I am proud to join the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Visiting Professor from 1st January 2014. This move will take me back to where I started my professional career – teaching and learning. I am looking forward to work with some of the leading minds in education and school improvement there and hope that I can bring some new insights into the work of this magnificent school. Formal announcement is

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