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Lasanen, Maarit; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study focused on the peer support group activities organized in two northern-Finnish places for children with hearing loss and their experiences of it. This was an ethnographic child research, in which the research participants were 16 (12 girls, 4 boys, aged 7-17 years) northern-Finnish children with hearing loss. The main research data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups
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Turunen, Tuija; Uusiautti, Satu; Määttä, Kaarina – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This paper aims at investigating the changing constructions of childhood in two Finnish pre-school education curricula during the time of pre-school reform in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These constructions are part of the underlying curriculum containing postulates and values that influence the written curriculum documents. They determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Evaluation
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Karjalainen, Satu; Nyrhilä, Anna-Maria; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
In 2009 and 2010, a large group of Finnish children and adolescents got narcolepsy after the vaccination campaign to prevent swine flu pandemic. A sample of children and adolescents who had gotten narcolepsy after 2009 participated in this study. The purpose of this research was to analyse how narcolepsy that developed from the swine flu…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Immunization Programs, Elementary School Students
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Hietanen, Riika; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Changes in family structures, such as the increase in the number of cohabiting couples, divorces, and blended families pose new challenges for fatherhood and research on fatherhood has been mainly adult-centred. This research studied how Finnish children perceive good fatherhood and what expectations they set for fathers. The following research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Childhood Attitudes, Expectation
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Koskela, Teija; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The need for pupil welfare has increased in schools as has the need to renew the traditional teacher's work. The purpose of this article is to find out how committed the teachers are to pupil welfare work and how the school organisation supports pupil welfare work structurally and practically. The original research was carried out in northern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Well Being, Teacher Attitudes