The Finnish Advantage
Presented by Eric Whitney, Gerstacker Fellow 2013
Understanding the success of Finnish education
The term "Finnish Advantage" is borrowed from a chapter title of Pasi Salburg's celebrated book, Finnish Lessons. It speaks to how the Finns have captured the world's attention by consistently ranking number one or two on every Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test since 2000. Yet Finnish students spend less time in school and do less homework than those in most other countries. So what is the secret to this Finnish Advantage? Join me for an interactive and informative presentation to explore what makes the top-performing Finnish education system different from all the rest and to discover what lessons we can can apply to our own districts, schools, and classrooms.