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Lasanen, Maarit; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study focused on the peer support group activities organized in two northern-Finnish places for children with hearing loss and their experiences of it. This was an ethnographic child research, in which the research participants were 16 (12 girls, 4 boys, aged 7-17 years) northern-Finnish children with hearing loss. The main research data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups
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Hyvärinen, Sanna; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The purpose of this research was to dissect the connection between childhood homes and leadership. The study forms a part of a larger study on Finnish female leaders and their life paths. The following research question was set for this study: how did Finnish female leaders describe their childhood and home environment? It was studied through two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Females, Leaders
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Turunen, Tuija; Uusiautti, Satu; Määttä, Kaarina – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This paper aims at investigating the changing constructions of childhood in two Finnish pre-school education curricula during the time of pre-school reform in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These constructions are part of the underlying curriculum containing postulates and values that influence the written curriculum documents. They determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Evaluation
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Karjalainen, Satu; Nyrhilä, Anna-Maria; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
In 2009 and 2010, a large group of Finnish children and adolescents got narcolepsy after the vaccination campaign to prevent swine flu pandemic. A sample of children and adolescents who had gotten narcolepsy after 2009 participated in this study. The purpose of this research was to analyse how narcolepsy that developed from the swine flu…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Immunization Programs, Elementary School Students
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Hietanen, Riika; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Changes in family structures, such as the increase in the number of cohabiting couples, divorces, and blended families pose new challenges for fatherhood and research on fatherhood has been mainly adult-centred. This research studied how Finnish children perceive good fatherhood and what expectations they set for fathers. The following research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Childhood Attitudes, Expectation
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Koskela, Teija; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The need for pupil welfare has increased in schools as has the need to renew the traditional teacher's work. The purpose of this article is to find out how committed the teachers are to pupil welfare work and how the school organisation supports pupil welfare work structurally and practically. The original research was carried out in northern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Well Being, Teacher Attitudes
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Keskitalo, Pigga; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The purpose of this article is, first, to describe Sami children's education and its status in the Finnish education system and, secondly, to contemplate its development in Finland. The core of the article is intertwined with issues concerning the status, language, and culture of indigenous peoples. According to the article, the western school…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Power Structure
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Happo, Iiris; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Well-educated staff consists of multidimensional experts, and this staff is one of the strengths of the Finnish day-care system. The aim of this article is to clarify the development of the expertise of those early childhood educators who have qualified as kindergarten teachers. The data consisted of the early educators' stories (n = 80) of their…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis