Pasi Sahlberg
Visiting Professor


  • Curriculum
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Education reform
  • International comparisons
  • Leadership
  • Rankings
  • School choice
  • School reform
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher quality

Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems and reforms around the world, including the United States and Canada. His expertise includes education reform, international education issues, teacher education, classroom teaching and learning, and school leadership. His best-seller book “Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland” won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award. He is a former director general at the Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki.