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Published: 22 October 2020

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780192894168

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Let the Children Play

For the Learning, Well-Being, and Life Success of Every Child

Pasi Sahlberg and William Doyle

  • Inspired by the successes found in Finland's education system, from one of Finland's leading education thinkers and an award-winning US author and Fulbright Scholar
  • Authors, both fathers of school-age children, share their stories of switching countries — Sahlberg brought his Finnish family to the US, while Doyle brought his American family to Finland — and each was shocked at what they experienced on the other side
  • Describes the fascinating community-driven and play-based learning experiments ongoing around the world, in rural China, Singapore, Scotland, Texas, and Oklahoma
  • Calls for change for children's learning and provides a guide for educators, administrators, policy makers, and parents who want to make change happen
  • In an era when policies based on standardized testing-and-punishment are failing to improve learning and reduce achievement gaps, the book reveals a striking vision of the ultimate effective education reform: letting children play

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