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ERIC Number: EJ1167771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Theory and Practice in Finnish Teacher Education: A Rhetorical Analysis of Changing Values from the 1960S to the Present Day
Säntti, Janne; Puustinen, Mikko; Salminen, Jari
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v24 n1 p5-21 2018
Our aim in this article is to examine the relationship between theory and practice in Finnish teacher education from the 1960s to the present. We identify four different periods to represent this relationship based on our analysis of national committee and evaluation reports. Theory and practice gradually converged, culminating in a research-based agenda that reflects the current situation. This relationship between theory and practice also reflects the ideal teacher of different times and what a teacher's working orientation should be. We use rhetorical analysis and the concept of a "philosophical pair" introduced by Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca to interpret this development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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