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Country overview

...Country overview Before Finland’s independence in 1917, the moderate expansion of formal education was boosted by industrialization and urbanization. After the Second World War the creation of a Nordic-style welfare state with economic...

Finland: Policy and Vision

Education in the European Union : Pre-2003 Member States

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Education Around the World chapter

...Finland’s early educational history covers the period of formal schooling supported by the church, the Christian popular education expansion, and the establishment of basic and then higher and adult education. Within the recent past...

Management, Leadership, and Governance in Primary Education (Finland)

Janne Varjo

Janne Varjo is a lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on management, leadership, and governance In Finland, local education administration at the primary level is the responsibility of the subordinate bodies of the state, municipalities. According to Aho, Pitkänen, and Sahlberg...

Government, Policy, and the Role of the State in Primary Education (Finland)

Jaakko Kauko

Jaakko Kauko is an associate professor at the University of Tampere, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on government, policy, and the role of the state There is general agreement concerning the importance of the changes in Finnish education policy and governance in the 1990s as part of global trends (e.g., Ahonen 2003; Lampinen...

How Do Higher Education Students Negotiate Global Responsibility in Education?

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Global Education and Learning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...University of Jyväskylä Finland (hanna.posti-ahokas@jyu.fi).University of Jyväskylä Finland.University of Oulu Finland. Introduction The notion of global responsibility is essential to understanding the complexities related to achieving...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Early Childhood Education (Finland)

Noora Heiskanen

Noora Heiskanen is a university teacher in the Department of Education at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riitta Viitala

Riitta Viitala is a lecturer in the Department of Education at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Definition and approach to special education In Finland, early childhood education and care (ECEC) consists of services for children from birth to approximately 7 years of age (mandatory preprimary year for 6-year-olds and preceding ECEC...

Transitions in Early Childhood Education (Finland)

Kirsti Karila

Kirsti Karila is a professor at the University of Tampere, Finland . Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laura Rantavuori

Laura Rantavuori is a doctoral researcher at the University of Tampere, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Types of transitions In Finland, children encounter both vertical and horizontal transitions (see Vogler et al. 2008) during their early years. The best recognized types of transitions are the vertical transitions from home to early...

Overview of Secondary Education (Finland)

Najat Ouakrim-Soivio

Najat Ouakrim-Soivio is Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirkku Kupiainen

Sirkku Kupiainen is Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Structure of secondary education Finnish secondary education comprises two stages. The first, lower secondary education (ISCED 2), includes the last three grades (7–9) of the non-stratified compulsory education where all students follow...

Education for the Swedish-speaking Minority in Finland

Education and Minorities : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction The phrase ‘education and minorities’ often conjures up the image of oppression, disadvantage and hardship. However, this is not always the situation. The case of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland counteracts...

Curricula in Early Childhood Education (Finland)

Maiju Paananen

Maiju Paananen is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tampere, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Approaches to curricula In Finland, early childhood education and care (ECEC) covers children from birth to 5 years of age and preprimary education for 6 year olds. They have separate yet interrelated curricula. The content of the ECEC...