Book Talk: FinnishED Leadership, with Pasi Sahlberg, Monday, 9/18, 4-5:30pm

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  • FinnishED Leadership, with Pasi Sahlberg, Monday, 9/18, 4-5:30pm


  • Let us warmly welcome Pasi Sahlberg back to Teachers College for a discussion of his new book, FinnishED Leadership: Four Big, Inexpensive Ideas to Transform Education (Corwin, 2017). Dr. Sahlberg will reflect on what he has learned since writing Finnish Lessons (Teachers College Press, 2011), in conversation with Sam Abrams, director of TC's National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education and author of Education and the Commercial Mindset (Harvard University Press, 2016).

    Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has examined education systems around the world. His expertise includes school improvement, international education issues, classroom teaching and learning, teacher education, and school leadership. In addition to Finnish Lessons as well as Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland (Teachers College Press, 2015, 2nd edition), he is the author of numerous articles and book chapters. He served from 2009 to 2013 as director general of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation), a division of Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture, and taught from 2013 to 2016 as a visiting professor of practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA, USA. He is currently a visiting scholar at Arizona State University and adviser to education ministries in several nations. Dr. Sahlberg gave his inaugural talk, sponsored by the Consulate General of Finland in New York and Teachers College Press, about Finnish Lessons at Teachers College's Milbank Chapel in December 2011.

    Alumnus Sam Abrams is director of Teachers College’s National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education (NCSPE) and an instructor in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis. He is also an authority on Finnish schooling. In recognition of his advancement of the understanding of Finnish methods, the Finnish government awarded Abrams the Insignia of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland in May 2014. Prior to Teachers College, Sam served as a high school teacher of economics and history for eighteen years.

    This event is co-sponsored by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education and Gottesman Libraries.

    Please rsvp by Wednesday, September 13th with your interest and details.

    Where: 306 Russell


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