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ERIC Number: ED533000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-1
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
The Secret to Finland's Success: Educating Teachers. Research Brief
Sahlberg, Pasi
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
In the last decade, Finland has emerged as the leading OECD country in educational achievement. In examining the sources of Finland's dramatic rise to the top, research shows one key element that has impacted Finland's success above all others: excellent teachers. This policy brief details the key elements of Finland's successful system, examining teacher preparation, professional learning and development, decision-making systems and practices for curriculum and assessment, future policy issues for Finland, and lessons that the United States can learn from Finland's success. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Barnum Center 505 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. Tel: 650-725-8600; Fax: 650-736-1682; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Authoring Institution: Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)
Identifiers - Location: Finland