Sami education in the Finnish school system

Pigga Keskitalo, Tuija Turunen, Merja Paksuniemi

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The purpose of this presentation is to introduce how Sami education appears in Finnish school system at the primary level from historical perspective. The aim is to provide viewpoints and information and also bring up the topic into wider discussion. The data used in the study consists of archival sources, decrees, laws and personal memories. Recollections of the childhood were collected by using an oral history approach.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Standing Conference for the History of Education: ISCHE 37 - Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 24 Jun 201527 Jun 2015 (Archived page)


ConferenceInternational Standing Conference for the History of Education
Abbreviated titleEducation and Culture
OtherISCHE 37 will be held in Istanbul in 2015 on the theme of ‘Culture and Education’. The purpose of this conference is to examine the relations between education and culture in the historical process. In the conference answers of following questions will be addressed: What is the relationship between culture and education? What are the roles of educational reforms and educational borrowing in the cultural changes? What are the roles of educational institutions, educators, and educational materials in culture formation and transformation? How have education and elements of culture such as language,religion, symbols, and routines influenced each other throughout history?
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