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Cederlund, Katarina – Education Inquiry, 2018
In policy and in initiatives from the Swedish National Agency for Education for enhancing professional development, there is currently a strong emphasis on teachers┬┤ collaborative professional development. As previous research suggests that teachers may need to engage in various types of collaboration for learning, extended knowledge on different…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs
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Mertanen, Katariina; Brunila, Kristiina – Education Inquiry, 2018
Prison education is seen in both criminal and education policies as a way of assimilating inmates 'back into society'. In spite of the policy emphasis on education, the practices in prison education vary from prison to prison. The stated aim of prison education in EU and in Finnish national level policies is to teach inmates the skills and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Foreign Countries
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Pirttimaa, Raija; Takala, Marjatta; Ladonlahti, Tarja – Education Inquiry, 2015
The aim of this study is to explore adult students' descriptions and understandings of their reading and writing difficulties, and to describe the ways they are copying with them. In higher level studies, information is typically gained by reading and giving evidence of knowledge acquisition in writing. When students have difficulties with these…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Reading Difficulties, Writing Difficulties
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Brunila, Kristiina – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article considers the rise of therapeutic education in Finland, a phenomenon already acknowledged in Europe, Canada and the United States. In Finland, the therapeutic ethos has been assimilated into educational policies and practices, but the shift to therapisation and especially its consequences have attracted little interest in critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Resilience (Psychology), Therapy
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Runesdotter, Caroline – Education Inquiry, 2011
Swedish folk high schools previously held an autonomous position with their own courses, specially trained teachers and the teachers' association. With the introduction of market-like structures in adult education a variety of providers including folk high schools have become involved in the competition for public and private educational…
Descriptors: Folk Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes