Pasi Sahlberg on “the germ that kills schools”

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Pasi Sahlberg, former director of the Finnish Ministry of Education's Center for International Mobility, author of Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?, will be speaking at Wellesley College at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13th, in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sahlberg was actively engaged in planning and implementing the Finnish education reforms in the 1990s that have made Finnish schools among the best in the world. At Wellesley College Sahlberg will discuss the importance of teacher professionalism, collective autonomy, and trust, and argue that the most important educational ideas behind Finland’s success are borrowed from American public schools.