Some subscribers to LRNASST- L might be interested in a recent 
discussion-list post "Bernstein's Review of Sahlberg's 'Finnish 
Lessons' #2 "  [Hake (2012)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: In response to my post "Finnishing Touches" at 
<>, education guru Kenneth Bernstein 
<> (aka "teacherken") pointed out in an EDDRA2 
post that he had reviewed Sahlberg's "Finnish Lessons" 
<> in a "Daily Kos" article at 
<>. 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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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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"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 <>, Teachers College, Columbia 

REFERENCES [All URL's shortened by <> 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  <>. 
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 
<> with a provision for comments.

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