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Improve overall school performance from start to Finnish! Finland’s consistent performance in international student assessments has caused much curiosity in recent years. Educators around the world are exploring what Finland does well and how they remain at the top. Pasi Sahlberg has hosted multiple delegations of educators in Finland seeking ideas and tools to apply to their home districts, and has determined real change can begin with four uncomplicated ideas. Focusing on leading learners, this book considers topics like: • Physical activity is crucial for substantial learning • Enhancing equity is an essential component of success • Embedding ideas into your current leadership practices takes perseverance Finland’s particular brand of leadership culture in education is an ideal model for improving educational performance anywhere

Enhance Equity in Education
Enhance Equity in Education

Kallahti Comprehensive School is a typical suburban public school in Helsinki, Finland. Kallahti serves 560 students from Grades 1 to 9, more than 45 percent of whom are from immigrant-background homes. The school is the workplace for 55 teachers, 6 of whom are special education teachers. I went to visit the school because I wanted to find out how this school serves children who have special educational needs. While there, I visited three special education classes, each with 10 students, each led by a special education teacher and supported by one or two trained assistants (there were four assistant teachers in this school). I also learned that 38 other students with varying special needs were integrated in ...

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