The Role of Lutheran Values in the Success of the Finnish Educational System

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dc.contributor.author Niemi, Hannele
dc.contributor.author Sinnemäki, Kaius
dc.contributor.editor Sinnemäki , Kaius
dc.contributor.editor Portman, Anneli
dc.contributor.editor Tilli , Jouni
dc.contributor.editor Nelson, Robert H.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-25T16:18:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-25T16:18:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Niemi , H & Sinnemäki , K 2019 , The Role of Lutheran Values in the Success of the Finnish Educational System . in K Sinnemäki , A Portman , J Tilli & R H Nelson (eds) , On the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland : Societal Perspectives . Studia Fennica Historica , no. 25 , Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura , Helsinki , pp. 113-127 . https://doi.org/10.21435/sfh.25
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312281
dc.description.abstract found in the original principles and practics of the Lutheran religion, which set reading as a basic requirement for both men and women. Our aim is to reflect on how the Lutheran religion and the Finnish educational system have been interwoven. We use path dependence as a paradigm for understanding the course of history of Finnish education and identify three processes as key junctures in the long path of Finnish history from the Reformation to the current Finnish educational system. The first was the influence of Mikael Agricola, the father of Finnish literary language. The second was the establishment of The Royal Academy of Turku, which became fertile breeding ground for the Finnish national awakening. The third was the establishment of the public education system, which was built on strongly religious foundation. A combination of religious values, national identity formation, and respect for education and teachers created the value basis on which the Finnish educational system was established in the 1900s. As Finland has moved towards multicultural education, it remains true that many of its basic educational values, such as equal learning opportunities, derive from its Lutheran history. fi
dc.description.abstract This chapter analyses how the roots of recent Finnish educational success are found in the original principles and practices of the Lutheran religion, which set reading as a basic requirement for both men and women. Our aim is to reflect on how the Lutheran religion and the Finnish educational system have been interwoven. We use path dependence as a paradigm for understanding the course of history of Finnish education and identify three processes as key junctures in the long path of Finnish history from the Reformation to the current Finnish educational system. The first was the influence of Mikael Agricola, the father of Finnish literary language. The second was the establishment of The Royal Academy of Turku, which became fertile breeding ground for the Finnish national awakening. The third was the establishment of the public education system, which was built on strongly religious foundation. A combination of religious values, national identity formation, and respect for education and teachers created the value basis on which the Finnish educational system was established in the 1900s. As Finland has moved towards multicultural education, it remains true that many of its basic educational values, such as equal learning opportunities, derive from its Lutheran history en
dc.format.extent 15
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura
dc.relation.ispartof On the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland
dc.relation.ispartofseries Studia Fennica Historica
dc.relation.isversionof 978-951-858-135-5
dc.relation.isversionof 978-952-858-149-2
dc.relation.isversionof 978-952-858-150-8
dc.rights cc_by_nc_nd
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.subject 614 Theology
dc.title The Role of Lutheran Values in the Success of the Finnish Educational System en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization CICERO Learning
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.contributor.organization General Linguistics
dc.contributor.organization GramAdapt
dc.contributor.organization Department of Languages
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.21435/sfh.25
dc.relation.issn 1458-526X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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