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Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Kyttälä, Minna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Compared with many European countries, Finland has a shorter history of immigration. During the last 20?years, Finland has become a more multicultural society. Together with rising levels of immigration, teachers' concerns regarding how to manage an increasingly diverse school population have arisen. There are an increasing number of students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Immigrants, Migrant Children
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Vehkakoski, Tanja; Sume, Helena; Puro, Erika – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This article examines both the discourses upon which Finnish special needs education professors draw when speaking about their field, and the consequent identities for it. The research material consists of theme interviews with 10 professors of special needs education and is analysed from a socio-constructionist, discourse analytical perspective.…
Descriptors: Special Education, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis