Renowned Finnish Educator & Scholar
Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator, scholar and a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He has long career in education holding various expert and leadership capacities in Finland, including policies and reforms that are associated to Finland’s successful education system. Read More >
Education reforms in the United States look intensively for the next great innovation that would unlock the door to school improvement. Billions of dollars have been spent each year on innovation through special programs, initiatives, structural changes and research. In this presentation, Sahlberg argues that it is the overemphasis on innovation that prevents American education system from learning from its rich past and from other countries. The way forward, therefore, requires that education policies and reforms in the United States build more on ideas and innovation that have made other education systems bloom, most of those are American ideas anyway. The purpose of this presentation is to bring new perspectives to American education and hope to those who think there is nothing to do to improve education for all children.