AIR vice president David Osher and ASCD team visit Finland, blog about the education system
From January 15–22, 2011, ASCD sent a diverse group of professionals from fields in education advocacy, communications, leadership, and research to Finland to examine the policies and education practices that have produced what is arguably the world's best national system of schools. During that time, AIR vice president David Osher and other experts posted to the ASCD blog reflections on conditions for teaching and learning, social emotional learning, and handling disruptive behaviors.
Individual blog entries include:
Framing Finland Visit Through Key Questions
Dick Hanzelka, Professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa; Director of the Eastern Iowa Writing Project; and an ASCD Past President
Finland: A Matter of Trust
Tommy Bice, Deputy State Superintendent of Education in Alabama
Finland's Strategic Use of Out-of-School Time
Valerie Truesdale, superintendent of Beaufort County School District in Beaufort, S.C., and ASCD Past-President
Opportunities and Expectations for Parents in Finland
Valerie Truesdale, superintendent of Beaufort County School District in Beaufort, S.C., and ASCD Past-President.