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Kohvakka, Tanja – Multicultural Education Review, 2022
Finland has long been culturally and linguistically varied and continues to grow even more diverse every year. However, this heterogeneity has not been reflected in the country's history curriculum, which has traditionally been built on the idea of a homogenous Finnish nation. This study examines the representation of both old and new minorities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups
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Kim, Hyungryeol; Byun, Soo-yong – Multicultural Education Review, 2019
This study investigated whether a country's policy context for immigrant integration was related to native adolescents' attitudes towards ethnic minorities in European countries, using data from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study. We found that students in a country with more inclusive and multiculturalist policies for…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Integration, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents
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Hummelstedt-Djedou, Ida; Zilliacus, Harriet; Holm, Gunilla – Multicultural Education Review, 2018
The necessity to include multicultural education policies and practices in schools and teacher education has been widely recognized both in Finland and internationally. However, terms such as 'multiculturalism' and 'multicultural education' have contested and vague meanings in educational discourse. This paper investigates discourses on…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Zilliacus, Harriet; Holm, Gunilla; Sahlström, Fritjof – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
Internationally multicultural education research has pointed to the need to move from superficial to social justice-oriented multicultural education. However, realising this goal in policy and practice is a challenge. This study takes Finland as a case and examines the discursive developments of multicultural education in its national curriculum…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Research