Lateline – 28/02/2012: Highly educated teachers the key to success

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2012/s3441913.htm
EMMA ALBERICI: Pasi Sahlberg is director-general of the ministry of education in Helsinki, but he’s spending more and more of his time outside Finland teaching governments and schools the Finnish way.

Finland consistently beats most of the rest of the countries in the OECD in maths, reading and literacy at all levels of primary and high school. The secret, according to him, is to be found in Finland’s highly educated teachers.

Teaching in Finland is a respected and prestigious profession, and it’s paid accordingly. Gaining entry to study teaching is extremely competitive, and nearly every teacher in the country has a master’s degree.

I spoke to Pasi Sahlberg from Melbourne.
EMMA ALBERICI: Pasi Sahlberg is director-general of the ministry of education in Helsinki, but he’s spending more and more of his time outside Finland teaching governments and schools the Finnish way.

Finland consistently beats most of the rest of the countries in the OECD in maths, reading and literacy at all levels of primary and high school. The secret, according to him, is to be found in Finland’s highly educated teachers.

Teaching in Finland is a respected and prestigious profession, and it’s paid accordingly. Gaining entry to study teaching is extremely competitive, and nearly every teacher in the country has a master’s degree.

I spoke to Pasi Sahlberg from Melbourne.

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