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Continuing Professional Development of Teachers in Finland

Authors: Li, Yongjian, Dervin, Fred

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  • Unveils the mythical status of the Finnish education system
  • Argues that CPD of teachers in Finland is a victim of contradictory discourses and actions
  • Includes extensive and exclusive interview material from a range of actors in the Finnish education system
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This book examines continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers in Finland. As one of the best-performing countries in terms of education, the Finnish education system is often revered and held up as an example to follow. However, the authors argue that CPD actually constitutes the Achilles’ heel of this ‘miraculous’ system, demonstrating that in fact it is a victim of contradictory discourses and actions among decision-makers, teacher educators and practitioners. Including extensive interviews from CPD providers, teachers and other educational actors, the authors critically discuss the ‘wonders’ of Finnish education, in the process debunking various myths created both inside and outside Finland. The authors also call for a new approach to comparative and international education.  Based on over 20 years of experience in Finnish education, this pioneering book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of Finnish education, continuing professional development and international education branding more generally.

About the authors

Yongjian Li (李咏健) is Researcher at the School of Education of Renmin University of China and the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include public affairs in education management.
Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is the director of several research groups, and holds several professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Sweden.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95795-1
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95794-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Continuing Professional Development of Teachers in Finland
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95795-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95795-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95794-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 214
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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