Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems and reforms around the world. In his long career in education he has served the World Bank in Washington, DC, the European Commission in Torino, Italy, and the OECD as education specialist. He currently advises several governments about education policies and reforms. He is author of best-seller book “Finnish Lessons 2.0: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland” and has published numerous academic and professional articles and book chapters about education.
Pasi Sahlberg is an advisor to several governments in education, including Finland, Sweden and Scotland. He has served as a board member in several education and research associations and editorial boards. His work in development and research has brought him the 2012 Education Award in Finland, the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in the United States, the 2014 Robert Owen Award in Scotland, and the 2016 Lego Prize in Denmark.
Pasi Sahlberg’s professional career includes expert and leadership positions in academia, policy-making and international organizations. He served Finnish Government and the University of Helsinki in several senior positions, more recently as a former Director General at the Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture. He was a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University from 2014 to 2016 and a visiting scholar at National Institute of Education in Singapore, Melbourne University in Australia, University of Rhode Island and TCU in Dallas. He currently teaches, leads research and speaks around the world about education, innovation and the future of schooling. He is a chair of the Global Education Advisory Board for the Open Society Foundations and member of the Board of Directors of the University of Oulu.
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