Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator and scholar. He gave several talks in Honolulu recently, sharing lessons that Hawaii’s education system can learn from Finland. On his short list: a long time horizon for educational reform efforts; a highly competitive, attractive educational profession (with “ten times more applicants than we can let in,” he says); and a highly integrated special-needs education system.
Underlying their efforts since the early 1970s, though, is a Nordic philosophy of social equity, which he discusses in this short cut.
Ikaika Hussey interviewed Mr. Sahlberg at a Waikiki hotel.
Click the play button below to hear the interview clip.