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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2013
The study explored Finnish parents' intention in making school choices and the relationship of those intentions to demographic and attitudinal factors. It was found that the great majority of parents had not seriously considered choosing a school other than the neighbouring one. Parents living in urban areas, or those supporting a selective…
Descriptors: Intention, Foreign Countries, School Choice, Parent Attitudes
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Raty, Hannu; Komulainen, Katri; Paajanen, Tuuli; Markkanen, Mia; Skorokhodova, Nina; Kolesnikov, Vadim – Educational Studies, 2012
This study sets out to examine Finnish and Russian children's representations of intellectual competence as contextualised in the hierarchies of abilities, age and gender. Finnish and Russian pupils, aged 11-12 years, were asked to draw pictures of an intelligent person and an ordinary person. It was found that gender appearance of intelligent men…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Childrens Art, Play, Children
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Raty, Hannu; Karkkainen, Riitta – Educational Studies, 2011
In the course of their child's school years, a group of parents were asked to assess their child's mathematical competence and indicate whether they endorsed the gender stereotype pertaining to it. Once the child had entered upper primary school, the consistent stereotypic parents tended to rate their boys' mathematical competence higher than the…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Parent Attitudes, Mathematics Skills
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2010
In the present study a group of parents with a child in preschool were asked to give evaluative recollections of their own primary school and then to indicate the level of their satisfaction with the functioning of their child's school repeatedly in the course of the child's compulsory education. Across the follow-up, the parents with positive…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Background, Educational Experience
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2010
Parents (N = 97) and their child's class-teachers were instructed to rate the child's potential for improvement in mathematics and Finnish. The results showed that there was a moderate correlation between the parents' and teachers' ratings. The parents rated their child's potential more optimistically than the teachers did. Views of malleability…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2007
This longitudinal study set out to examine, in the light of the parents' education and gender and the child's gender, the changes that occurred in the course of five years in parents' satisfaction with the functioning of their child's school. Academically and vocationally educated mothers and fathers (N = 391) were asked to indicate their…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Background
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2006
This paper examines the contribution of parents' education and children's gender on parental expectations of their children's future education and the role of parental perceptions of their child's competencies in the formation of their expectations. A group of university and vocationally educated parents (N = 418) were asked to estimate the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Probability, Vocational Education, Social Differences