By Joan Richardson, Editor-in-Chief of Kappan magazine (PDK
In the 1980s, educators and policy makers swarmed across Germany to examine
its two-tier education system that separated college-bound students from
vocational ed students, all in an effort to boost the national economy. In the
1990s, Japan and its unique lesson study model attracted American attention.
Along came the 2000s, and Finland has the starring role. A country that once
didn't warrant much attention, Finland has zipped to the top in international
measures of education, and American educators in particular want to know its
Read Mr. Mackey's Blog about his trip to Traughber!