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Policy Evaluation in Finland: Mapping the Effects of Education Policy for the Ministry of Education

One of my main research projects in Finland has been assessing the impacts and effectiveness of the LUMA Centre's Development
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Policy Evaluation in Finland: Mapping the Effects of Education Policy for the Ministry of Education

Finnish Model for Professional Development: Educa 2018

The question I am left with after all of this, is how do we create opportunities for this exposure and experience to new teaching methods/tools so that teachers feel comfortable and willing to challenge their current teaching methods?
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Finnish Model for Professional Development: Educa 2018

An Update on My Research

While I have been reflecting more generally about Finnish education and culture on this blog over the past several months,
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An Update on My Research

Finland 100: Education & the Construction of a Finnish National Identity

Last Wednesday, Finland celebrated Independence Day (itsenäisyyspäivä)--marking 100 years since Finland declared its independence from Russia. A marked difference between the
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Finland 100: Education & the Construction of a Finnish National Identity

Demystifying the Finnish Education System, Part I: No Tests or Homework?

When I asked a classroom full of Finnish 9th grade students how much homework they traditionally get every night earlier
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Demystifying the Finnish Education System, Part I: No Tests or Homework?

Interview with Letitia Zwickert, K-12 Fulbright-Schuman Scholar and High School Teacher

Letitia Zwickert is currently a Social Studies Teacher at Naperville Central High School in Illinois, where she has taught International Relations,
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Interview with Letitia Zwickert, K-12 Fulbright-Schuman Scholar and High School Teacher

Interview with Almaden Country Day School (ACDS) Head of School, Dr. Olaf Jorgenson

Olaf Jorgenson has been the Head of School at Almaden Country Day School (ACDS) for the last 9 years. ACDS is
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Interview with Almaden Country Day School  (ACDS) Head of School, Dr. Olaf Jorgenson

What does bottom-up, teacher-centered education policy change look like?

Now that I have been in Helsinki for over a month, I have had time to get situated within my
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What does bottom-up, teacher-centered education policy change look like?

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Perhaps the most powerful aspect of the personal narrative is not in the content itself, but in the act of telling those very stories and having an audience that places value in listening to those stories. The purpose of Voices in Education is to provide a platform to facilitate just that.

Voices in Education is an attempt to rebalance the dominant narratives that drive education policy, Educational Technology (EdTech), education research and the many other pieces that contribute to our broader systems of education. By bringing together a diversity of voices–through interviews and reflections–this platform aims to allow the personal narrative to become a powerful driving force in social change.