Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg

Director General
Finland Ministry of Education

Pasi Sahlberg is Director General of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO (in the Ministry of Education) in Helsinki, Finland. He has experience in classroom teaching, training teachers and leaders, coaching schools to change and advising education policy-makers around the world. Dr. Sahlberg has lived and worked in the United States (World Bank in Washington DC) and Italy (European Commission). He is an international keynote speaker and has published over 100 articles, chapters and books, among them: The Fourth Way of Finland (2011), Rethinking accountability in a knowledge society (2010), Creativity and innovation through lifelong learning (2009), and Education Reform for Raising Economic Competitiveness (2006). The overarching aim of his research is to understand schools, generate better knowledge about change, and ultimately help to improve current practices.  His research efforts focus on understanding teaching and learning and change in global context.  Of particular interest to him is the sensitive relationship between educational leadership and improving schools. Dr. Sahlberg earned a PhD from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) in 1996. Dr. Sahlberg is a member of the Board of Directors of ASCD and Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki and the University of Oulu. His latest book is "Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?" (2011, Teachers College Press). Visit www.pasisahlberg.com for more information.

Presenter's Research

  • The Finnish Model—Excellence Through Equity and Autonomy

    Pasi Sahlberg, Centre for International Mobility, 2009

    A powerpoint presenation that documents the progress of the Finnish model of education since the 1970s; Significant growth is noted in participation, equity, achievement, and productivity as a result of Finnish education startegies.

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  • What can the U.S. learn from Finland?

    Pasi Sahlberg, World Class Education Colloquium Series, 2011

    Read about Finnish Lessons, a presentation from Finnish Education Minister Pasi Sahlberg on Dec. 5, 2011.

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Video

Pasi Sahlberg Keynote Speech Part 1: Finnish Lessons

Pasi Sahlberg Keynote Speech Part 1: Finnish Lessons

Pasi Sahlberg Keynote Speech Part 2: What can we learn from Finland?

Pasi Sahlberg Keynote Speech Part 2: What can we learn from Finland?

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