T
Pasi SAHLBERG
CIMO Helsinki FINLAND
Twitter:@
erg.com
CIMO ‐ Helsinki FINLAND
Educar en el siglo XXI:
experiencias inter...
Three things you need to know
(1) Finland has never aimed to be the best
We will have the bestGreat school for We will hav...
Three things you need to know
(2) Finland is one of the most equal countries
High
vementent achiev
.
Stude
Income inequali...
Three things you need to know
(3) Finland does well overall
Economic competitiveness
Finland #3
Technological Advancement
...
Three things you need to know
(3) Finland does well overall
Economic competitiveness
Finland #3
United States #7
Technolog...
How are school systems being
i d?improved?
Global Educational 
R f M tReform Movement
COMPETITION
STANDARDISATION
STANDARDISED TESTING
TOUGH ACCOUNTABILITY
SCHOOL CH...
How does GERM look like in 
practice?
GERM outbreak in 2013
How successful GERM has been?
National averages of 15-year-old students learning outcomes in mathematics 2000-2009
2000 20...
How successful GERM has been?
National averages of 15-year-old students learning outcomes in mathematics 2000-2009
2000 20...
Global Educational 
R f M t
The Finnish
WReform Movement Way
COLLABORATIONCOMPETITION
CUSTOMISATIONSTANDARDISATION
STANDAR...
Students’ performance in 
reading, mathematics and 
science (e.g. PISA) Equity and quality in education
High Performers’ C...
Students’ performance in 
reading, mathematics and 
science (e.g. PISA) Equity and quality in education
High Performers’ C...
Lessons from Finland
Finnish Lessons
“Less testing more learning”Less testing, more learning
“More creativity, less standardisation”
“L f h i i...
¡Gracias!
pasisahlberg.com Twitter: @pasi_sahlberg
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  1. 1. T Pasi SAHLBERG CIMO Helsinki FINLAND Twitter:@ erg.com CIMO ‐ Helsinki FINLAND Educar en el siglo XXI: experiencias internacionales @pasi_sa asisahlbe experiencias internacionales Santander, SPAIN 2 July 2013 hlberg pa
  2. 2. Three things you need to know (1) Finland has never aimed to be the best We will have the bestGreat school for We will have the best  school system in the world  by year 2020! Great school for  each and every  child! y y
  3. 3. Three things you need to know (2) Finland is one of the most equal countries High vementent achiev . Stude Income inequality Wilkinson & Pickett, 2009 OECD, 2102/2013 HighLow
  4. 4. Three things you need to know (3) Finland does well overall Economic competitiveness Finland #3 Technological Advancement Finland #1 Global Equity Index Finland #2 Corruption Perception Index Finland #2 Global Innovation Index Finland #4 Least Failed State Finland #1Finland #2 The UN Happiness IndexChild Poverty Rate Finland #1 Political Empowerment e U app ess de Finland #2 Child Poverty Rate Finland 4% Political Empowerment  of Women Finland #2 Child Wellbeing Finland #4 Global Gender Gap Index Finland #2 To be a Mother Finland #1
  5. 5. Three things you need to know (3) Finland does well overall Economic competitiveness Finland #3 United States #7 Technological Advancement Finland #1 United States #9 Global Equity Index Finland #2 United States #48United States #7 Corruption Perception Index Finland #2 Global Innovation Index Finland #4 United States #48 Least Failed State Finland #1Finland #2 United States #24 United States #10 The UN Happiness IndexChild Poverty Rate Finland #1 United States #19 Political Empowerment e U app ess de Finland #2 United States #11 Child Poverty Rate Finland 4% United States 22% Political Empowerment  of Women Finland #2 United States #55 Child Wellbeing Finland #4 United States #26 Global Gender Gap Index Finland #2 United States #22 United States #55 To be a Mother Finland #1 United States #26United States  #22United States #30
  6. 6. How are school systems being i d?improved?
  7. 7. Global Educational  R f M tReform Movement COMPETITION STANDARDISATION STANDARDISED TESTING TOUGH ACCOUNTABILITY SCHOOL CHOICE
  8. 8. How does GERM look like in  practice?
  9. 9. GERM outbreak in 2013
  10. 10. How successful GERM has been? National averages of 15-year-old students learning outcomes in mathematics 2000-2009 2000 2003 2006 2009 540 560 520 540 480 500 460 420 440 USA England Canada Australia Japan New Zealand Netherlands Sweden Finland Source: OECD
  11. 11. How successful GERM has been? National averages of 15-year-old students learning outcomes in mathematics 2000-2009 2000 2003 2006 2009 540 560 520 540 480 500 460 420 440 USA England Canada Australia Japan New Zealand Netherlands Sweden Finland Source: OECD
  12. 12. Global Educational  R f M t The Finnish WReform Movement Way COLLABORATIONCOMPETITION CUSTOMISATIONSTANDARDISATION STANDARDISED TESTING SAMPLE‐BASED  ASSESSMENTS TRUST‐BASED RESPONSIBILITY TOUGH ACCOUNTABILITY EQUITYSCHOOL CHOICE
  13. 13. Students’ performance in  reading, mathematics and  science (e.g. PISA) Equity and quality in education High Performers’ Club alityQu re per ec Equity Strength of t elationship bet rformance and conomic backg Equity  the  tween  d socio‐ ground Source: OECD
  14. 14. Students’ performance in  reading, mathematics and  science (e.g. PISA) Equity and quality in education High Performers’ Club Fair school fundingFair school funding Early childhood  education Early childhood  education Special needs  education Special needs  educationBalanced  curriculum Balanced  curriculumTeacherTeacher ality Fair school fundingFair school funding curriculumcurriculumTeacher  professionalism Teacher  professionalism Qu re per ec Equity Strength of t elationship bet rformance and conomic backg Equity  the  tween  d socio‐ ground Source: OECD
  15. 15. Lessons from Finland
  16. 16. Finnish Lessons “Less testing more learning”Less testing, more learning “More creativity, less standardisation” “L f h i it ”“Less focus on choice, more on equity” “Children must play”
  17. 17. ¡Gracias! pasisahlberg.com Twitter: @pasi_sahlberg

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