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The Historical Background of School System and Teacher Image in Finland

Merja Paksuniemi

The purpose of the book is to identify and describe the teacher image that was inherent at the teacher training colleges in Finland during 1921 to 1945. It also points out what kind of pedagogical philosophies influenced the foundation of the Finnish school system. The book provides a historical point of view of teaching at the teacher training colleges and introduces the pedagogical methods which were used. The focus is on a teacher training college for women, located in Northern Finland, Tornio.


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image: Students at the teaching practise at the Training school in 1934. OMA, TSeA, Ia. Printed by courtesy of the Archive of Oulu. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Paksuniemi, Merja. The historical background of school system and teacher image in Finland / Merja Paksuniemi. pages cm ISBN 978-3-631-64310-5 1. Schools—Public relations—Finland. 2. Teachers—Finland— Public opinion. I. Title. LA1011.P35 2013 370.94897—dc23 2013020990 ISBN 978-3-631-64310-5 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-03235-2 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-03235-2 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. I would like to thank the University of Lapland for supporting my research.

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