Learning from What’s Working

Rae Pica with Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D., John R. Burbank, Liz Willen

Students from Finland routinely rank at the top of international tests in reading and math. Yet their educational system operates in ways that we in America are sure would produce substandard academic outcomes. What is Finland doing right? What can we learn from them? Could their best practices work here in the United States?

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D.Stanford University and Author, The Flat World and Education, John R. Burbank, Executive Director, Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle. Liz Willen is the Associate editor of the Hechinger Report at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was formerly a senior writer for Bloomberg Markets magazine focusing on higher education.
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