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ERIC Number: ED357010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 19
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From Vocation to Profession or Just Surfing on the Reforms? Teacher Education Discourse in Finnish Committee Reports from 1922 to 1991.
Simola, Hannu
This paper is presented as one stage of a dissertation project titled "Educational Reform as a Social Field: Structuration of Discourse in Teacher Education in Finland." It examines educational transformations and continuities through a discourse analysis of governmental committee reports on teacher education, focusing primarily on the years since the late 1960s and on primary school teacher education. Three discontinuities in Finnish teacher education are identified and discussed: transformation from vocation to ought-to-be profession, transformation from moral conception of the ideal citizen to decontextualized and unquestioned goal rationalization, and transformation in occupational demands on the teacher from behavior to intentions. The relationship of the empirical study with various theoretical perspectives is then examined. These theoretical perspectives include knowledge and power, discourse structuration, professionalization, and social field. (Contains 37 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland