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Holopainen, Leena; Taipale, Airi; Savolainen, Hannu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
In this study, the relationship between adolescents' difficulty in mathematics and reading and the influence on academic self-concept and school grades was examined. The participants (N = 585; 299 girls, 286 boys) were one age group of ninth-graders whose mathematics and reading skills were assessed at the end of comprehensive school at age…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems, Correlation
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Hotulainen, Risto; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Ruoho, Kari; Savolainen, Hannu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
During a 15-year longitudinal study, 31 Finnish students (risk group) who had been identified as having deficiencies in reading and writing readiness at pre-school through the German Breuer-Weuffen Differentiation Test were compared with their peers (n = 62) in order to study long-term differences that emerged at the starting point of the study.…
Descriptors: Writing Readiness, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Longitudinal Studies
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Itkonen, Tiina; Jahnukainen, Markku – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
This study examines student achievement and prevalence of students with disabilities in Finland and the United States (U.S.), by analysing international test scores, national reports, and special education legislation. The variables of interest include institutional design of each country, resources invested in and values surrounding public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Incidence, Public Education
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Jahnukainen, Markku; Korhonen, Anu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study examined 125 Finnish teachers' attitudes toward the integration of students with severe and profound intellectual disabilities one year after their mandated transition from the social service system into the comprehensive school system. About 80% of respondents thought the best placement for these students was in full- or part-time…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Sassi, Markku J.; Moberg, Sakari J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
The article describes the Finnish special education system which provides instructional modifications ranging from remedial education to individual instruction at home, with most students receiving part-time special education by resource room teachers. The last decade has seen emphasis on individual and group integration and individual special…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Trends