The Finnish Educational System:  The Place of Private Schools   autonomy and curriculum

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1. The Finnish Educational System: The Place of Private Schools – autonomy and curriculum Associate Professor Jari Salminen University of Helsinki Department of Teacher Education e-mail: [email protected] telephone: 19129563

2. This presentation: Some theoretical aspects Finnish Private School development Autonomy and curriculum: the future of Finnish (Private) Schools

3. School education past v. future, tradition v. change dynamo of the modern society: (Hegel, Marx, Dewey, Spencer, Gadamer, Russell) economy politics ideologies family structures pedagogical issues

4. Explanatory framework * The impact of government-centered political control Reconciliation of ideological, social and local aspirations Systemic change Human capital theory The reform of economic structures and the distribution of power in political spheres of interest * Tyack, D. 1976; Shulman, L.S. 1997, Salminen, J. 2002.

5. Political and educational circumstances in Finland until 1870´s As a part of Sweden, peripheral role 1809 an independent Grand Duchy of the Russian empire 1809-1850´s byrocratic, slow development in school education Tsar Alexander II (1855-1881)

6. Farming as a profession 1860 90 % 1910 66 % 46 % 1960 35 % 1970 20 % 1975 15 %

7. Elementary education: a very slow development

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