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''It is now time to collapse the ideology of exceptionalism within the usa and different Anglo-American international locations, if we're to advance reforms that would actually motivate our academics to enhance studying for all our scholars -- specially those that fight the main. In that crucial quest, Pasi Sahlberg is certainly one of many absolute best lecturers of all.'' --From the Foreword via Andy Hargreaves, Lynch college of schooling, Boston College

''The tale of Finland's impressive academic reforms is one who may still tell policymakers and educators around the globe. not anyone tells this tale extra basically and engagingly than Pasi Sahlberg. This publication is a needs to read.'' --Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University

''A magnificent synthesis through a local Finn, a instructor, a researcher, and a coverage analyst all rolled up into one first-class author. Pasi Sahlberg teaches us greatly approximately what we have to recognize ahead of conducting nationwide academic reforms.'' --David Berliner, Arizona nation University

''This booklet is a serious warning call for the USA. Finland went from mediocre educational effects to at least one of the pinnacle performers on the earth. they usually did it with unions, minimum checking out, nationwide collaboration, and raising instructing to a high-status calling. this can be the antidote to the NCLB paralysis.'' --Henry M. Levin, academics collage, Columbia college

''Pasi Sahlberg is the easiest schooling coverage professional to proportion the Finnish reports with the foreign neighborhood. This e-book confirms that he's not just a practitioner but additionally a visionary that we Finns desire whilst looking for the strategies to our academic challenges.'' --Erkki Aho, Director normal (1973-1991), Finnish nationwide Board of Education

''Pasi Sahlberg as an insider understands what has occurred and as a researcher has an target standpoint on reason and impact relationships. This tale is sensible to me.'' --Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director, Finnish Broadcasting corporation and previous Minister of schooling (1994-99)

''Finland's notable academic tale, so good informed during this publication via Pasi Sahlberg, is either informative and encouraging since it exhibits that with acceptable attempt sustained through the years, a rustic could make large advancements for its teens, whatever that every one nations aspire to do.'' --Ben Levin, Ontario Institute for reports in schooling, college of Toronto

Finnish Lessons is a first-hand, entire account of ways Finland equipped a world-class schooling procedure prior to now 3 many years. the writer strains the evolution of schooling rules in Finland and highlights how they fluctuate from the us and different industrialized international locations. He indicates how instead of counting on pageant, selection, and exterior trying out of scholars, schooling reforms in Finland specialize in professionalizing teachers' paintings, constructing educational management in faculties, and embellishing belief in lecturers and faculties. This publication info the complexity of academic switch and encourages educators and policymakers to improve powerful strategies for his or her personal districts and faculties.

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5 The tangent case (left) of the equirectangular projection places a single standard parallel at the equator and yields a square grid, whereas the secant case (right) results in two standard parallels (each forty-five degrees from the equator in this case) and a nonsquare grid. In this example meridians and parallels are fifteen degrees apart. 28 Chapter Two globe as a degree of latitude. Both cases, tangent and secant, have true north–south scale throughout, and their meridians are identical in length.

Dare I say it? Peters had a lot of Gall in as many ways as possible. Mercator’s legacy is much more than the life and works of a Flemish chartmaker. As the remaining chapters illustrate, the Mercator projection lies at the intersection of a diverse collection of intriguing tales about navigation, cartographic innovation, military precision, media mischief, and political propaganda. 2 Early Sailing Charts As predecessors go, portolan charts are an impressive lot. In addition to having held the mathematically superior Mercator projection at bay for a century or two after its initial presentation in 1569, they attract a far greater following among map historians, who recognize them as a distinct cartographic genre.

In pioneering the notion of a consciously organized book of mainly maps with a standard format printed in uniform editions of several hundred copies, Ortelius has a stronger claim than Mercator to the title Father of the Modern World Atlas. According to map historian Jim Akerman, the innovative ingredient was Theatrum’s structure, not its format. After all, bound collections of portolan charts copied by hand had been around for more than a century, and books of printed maps published by Martin Waldseemüller (1470–1522) and others in the early sixteenth century clearly qualify as atlases.

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