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Siivonen, Päivi; Komulainen, Katri; Räty, Hannu; Korhonen, Maija; Kasanen, Kati; Rautiainen, Riitta – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Finland has been celebrated as a country where everyone has the possibility to educate themselves and to get ahead in life through education. However, social differences of educability continue to persist and social differences of employability are further construed in the neo-liberal market economy. In this article we will examine 2 adult…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Academic Education, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries
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Raty, Hannu; Ruokolainen, Suvi; Kasanen, Kati – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The study set out to explore parents' experiences of their child's upper primary schooling. Academically and vocationally educated mothers and fathers (N = 326) were prompted to give positive and negative comments on their child's school years at the end of his/her 7th and 9th grade. It was found that a great majority of the comments were positive…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent School Relationship, Grade 9, Fathers
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
This study set out to examine parents' perceptions of the malleability of their child's academic competencies. A total of 97 mothers and fathers were asked to rate their child's potential for improving her/his competencies in mathematics and Finnish, using both intrapersonal and interpersonal criteria in their ratings. These two criteria were…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Academic Ability, Finno Ugric Languages, Mathematics Skills
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Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati; Laine, Noora – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The present study set out to survey Finnish parents' participation in their child's schooling and related experiences. The subjects were a nationally representative group of academically and vocationally educated fathers and mothers (N = 391) who had a child on the fifth grade. A great majority of the parents reported that they attended the parent…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 5, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship
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Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati; Kiiskinen, Johanna; Nykky, Merja; Atjonen, Paivi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The ways boys and girls (N = 119) at different grade levels rated and explained their potential for improvement in mathematics and the mother tongue were compared in order to examine their subject-specific notions of the malleability of their academic ability. The findings indicate that children perceive their potential to improve their…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Raty, Hannu; Snellman, Leila; Kasanen, Kati – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1999
Asked 19 Finnish children, aged 6 and 7, on three occasions in a school year, to group their classmates according to ability. Results suggest that the impact of school and its differential concept of ability changes children's perceptions, lessening social reasons for appraisal and increasing the use of performance-based criteria. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability, Classification, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries