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Topic: [math-learn] Bernstein's Review of Sahlberg's "Finnish Lessons" #2
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Richard Hake

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[math-learn] Bernstein's Review of Sahlberg's "Finnish Lessons" #2
Posted: Apr 26, 2012 1:56 PM
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Some subscribers to Math-Learn might be interested in a recent
discussion-list post "Bernstein's Review of Sahlberg's 'Finnish
Lessons' #2 " [Hake (2012)]. The abstract reads:

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ABSTRACT: In response to my post "Finnishing Touches" at
<http://bit.ly/Ixkqa7>, education guru Kenneth Bernstein
<http://huff.to/gAtYnU> (aka "teacherken") pointed out in an EDDRA2
post that he had reviewed Sahlberg's "Finnish Lessons"
<http://bit.ly/JpU9fD> in a "Daily Kos" article at
<http://bit.ly/IqrByq>. Bernstein ends his knowledgeable review by
quoting Sahlberg:

"As a countervailing force against the global educational reform
movement driving school systems around the world, the Finnish Way
reveals that creative curricula, autonomous teachers, courageous
leadership, and high performance go together. The Finnish Way
furthermore makes plain that collaboration, not conflict, with
teachers unions leads to better results. The evidence is clear and
so should be the road ahead."
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To access the complete 7 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/JsVsbe>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
<rrhake@earthlink.net>
Links to Articles: <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0>
Links to SDI Labs: <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M>
Blog: <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh>
Academia: <http://iub.academia.edu/RichardHake>
Twitter <https://twitter.com/#!/rrhake>

"This book is a wake-up call for the United States. Finland went from
mediocre academic results to one of the top performers in the world.
And they did it with unions, minimal testing, national collaboration,
and elevating teaching to a high-status calling. This is the antidote
to the NCLB paralysis."
-Henry M. Levin <http://bit.ly/IjS71K>, Teachers College, Columbia
University


REFERENCES [All URL's shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on
26 April 2012.]
Hake, R.R. 2012. "Bernstein's Review of Sahlberg's 'Finnish Lessons'
#2," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/JsVsbe>.
Post of 26 Apr 2012 09:53:00-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The
abstract and link to the complete post are also being transmitted to
several discussion lists and are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at
<http://bit.ly/Jd8QOG> with a provision for comments.
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