Great Barrington: Finnish schools are subject of documentary

Thursday January 10, 2013

"The Finland Phenomenon," a film about Finland’s education system, will be aired at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Monument Mountain Regional High School.

The event, which will feature a panel discussion following the movie, is free and open to the public.

The film features educator Tony Wagner on a 2010 tour of Finnish schools where he partners with the Finland National Board of Education to share ideas on the new skills students need today.

"The Finland Phenomenon" shows a unique well-funded system, where students are supported in methods not used in the United States.

The program is a collaboration between Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries and Peter Dillon, superintendent of MMRHS.

The panel discussion will consist of Dillon; Todd Covert, head of the Montessori School of the Berkshires; Paul Lindenmaier, head of Berkshire Country Day School; John Greene, faculty administrator and admissions director of the Berkshire Rudolph Steiner School; and Steve Sagarin, high school faculty at the Steiner School.


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