A new Finnish lesson: Why gender equality matters in school reform

Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” says the Washington Post. He also write a provocative post for this blog on what the United States can’t learn from Finland when it comes to school reform.

Here’s a new post from Sahlberg, who takes a smart, different look at how to improve school reform in the United States:

Finland has come to be known as a nation where educational quality, equity, and productivity exist simultaneously. Those interested in understanding how the Finns have managed to achieve this level of educational performance often point to good teachers, rigorous curricula, and small class sizes. Indeed, some believe that there is a set of such factors that make education systems work well…

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