Articles and Publications

Hietanen, L. (2015), Developing inclusion in a music curriculum in the Finnish class teacher education. (subimitted) International journal of curriculum studies.

Hietanen, S. (2014), Samanaikaisopettajuus oppilaiden sosiaalisen kehityksen tukijana (master's thesis) http://lauda.ulapland.fi/handle/10024/59766

Kesälahti, E. (2014), "Aspects of administrative support in implementing inclusive education. A case study of three Finnish comprehensive schools" (master's thesis) http://lauda.ulapland.fi/handle/10024/59627

Kesälahti, E. & Väyrynen, S. (2013), Learning from Our Neighbours: Inclusive Education in the Making. A School for All - Development of Inclusive Education. Benchmarking report. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland Printing Centre. http://lauda.ulapland.fi/handle/10024/59480

Koskinen, H. & Väyrynen, S. (submitted), Creating an Inclusive Curriculum and Practices in Higher Education: Exploring Diversity in a Study Group. Adult Education Quarterly.

Kuzmicheva, T. & Ryzhkova, I. Two articles dedicated to the problem of inclusive education published in Moscow magazine "Higher education in Russia" In autumn 2012.

Pynninen, T. & Väyrynen, S. (2015), Voices from the North: Calling for inclusion in Education. Conference Publication. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland Printing Centre.

Pynninen, T., Väyrynen, S. & Norvapalo, K. (2015), "Kun me kuitenkin ollaan tässä maailmassa saman taivaan alla" Kokemuksia inkluusiosta ja samanaikaisopettajuudesta.

Rasi, P., Hautakangas, M. & Väyrynen, S. (2014), Designing Culturally Inclusive Affordance Networks into the Curriculum. Teaching in Higher Education, 20 (2), 131-142.

Research team in NARFU: "Experience and prospects of inclusive education development in Arkhangelsk Region"

Research team in NARFU: "Problems and prospects of accessible environment creation in higher education"

Research team in NARFU: "Regional experience: solution of inclusive education problem for children with disabilities".

Väyrynen, S. (in print) A Glance at Inclusion in a Small Finnish Community: Essential Teacher Competencies. In: Walton, E. & Moonsamy, S. Making education inclusive. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Väyrynen, S. & Kesälahti, E. (2015, in process), The role of legislation and other official guidelines in the implementation of inclusive education

Väyrynen, S., Kesälahti, E., Pynninen, T., Siivola, J., Flotskaya, N., Bulanova, S., Volskaya, O., Usova, Z., Kuzmicheva, T. & Afonkina, Y. (submitted) Teachers supporting the development of social skills. Social Psychology of Education: An international journal.

Väyrynen, S. & Koskinen, H. Student diversity and universal design in Learning in higher education.

Väyrynen, S. & Paksuniemi, M. (in process) Translating Inclusive values into pedagogical actions.

Väyrynen, S. & Rahko-Ravantti, R. (forthcoming) Opettajan taidot syrjässä. [Teachers’ Skills in Remote Areas] In: OPH Opettajankoulutuksen tilannekatsaus [National Board of Education: Status quo of Teacher Education]

An expert conclusion for the draft Regional Act “Regarding education in the Arkhangelsk Region” (article on inclusive education) has been developed (May-June 2013)

At the present MSHU researchers have forwarded two articles for a publication in the conference collection of articles

 

 

Participating in conferences

Väyrynen, S. “Responding to Diversity in Contexts of Non-Specialised services: What Competencies, Skills and Abilities Need to be Developed? A presentation was given at international conference of inclusive education organised by Southern Africa Association for Learning and Educational Difficulties (SAALED) & UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education for Diversity and Development. South-Africa, July 2012.

Teacher education for inclusion Nordic seminar. Aim of the seminar was to inspire partners in teacher education in the Nordic countries to find measures for developing more inclusively in their own institutions and in teacher education in general in their country. Oslo 10. October 2012.

NARFU representatives took part in the Expert Commission of the State Duma of Russia on implementation  of inclusive education and made a presentation of the Kolarctic “School for all – development of inclusive education”-Project 15. May 2013.

Training seminar “School for All: Development of Inclusive Education” was carried out at the Institute for Psychology and Pedagogy of Murmansk State Humanities University, during which they presented the scheme of conducting the monitoring of interaction between the teachers and children at inclusive classes in different educational situations. Russia, Murmansk, October 2013

Flotskaya, N. “Regional policy in the sphere of inclusive education in the Arkhangelsk region” and presentation of the results of the Kolarctic project. “The world of opportunities” Conference in the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region, 7-8. November 2013

NARFU representatives took part in two All-Russia conferences in Arkhangelsk 7.-8. November 2013. Two presentations of the project:

“The problems and prospects of pedagogical staff development to implement correctional education in the Arkhangelsk region” within the Plenary meeting of the conference “Issues of early assistance, correctional and rehabilitation work, psychological and pedagogical, medical and social rehabilitation of children with health challenges”

“Regional policy in the field of inclusive education” within the plenary  meeting of the conference «Status and prospects of inclusive education development in the Arkhangelsk Region”

Hakkarainen, P., Hautakangas, M., & Väyrynen, S. Kohti kulttuurisesti inklusiivisempaa yliopisto-opetusta. Tapaustutkimus kansainvälisestä maisteriohjelmasta. A presentation was given at the FERA (Finnish Educational Research Association) Conference on Education 2013. Finland, Jyväskylä 21-22. November 2013

Round table “Experience of Nordic countries in the sphere of education and employment of people with disabilities” where the project was also presented. The organizer of this event was NGO “Nadezhda” 20. December 2013

International scientific and practical seminar “School for All: experience and opportunities” During the scientific and practical seminar the researchers exchanged the best practices of realization of inclusive education in the region, discussed the perspectives of introducing the system of inclusive education, possible risks and  challenges. Presentations of pilot schools were made, reflecting the methodic activities of researchers in each region. The moderator of the seminar was NARFU Professor Natalia Flotskaya. Another organizer of the seminar was the Ministry of Education and Science of Arkhangelsk region. Arkhangelsk, 29. January 2014

National conference "Suomi, maahanmuuttajat ja koulutus", Finnish National Board of Education. Project manager Katja Norvapalo participated in this conference to get topical information about educating immigrants in Finland and future scenarios. Helsinki, 31. March 2014

Rasi, P., Hautakangas, M., & Väyrynen, S. Olemmeko valmiita oppimaan kansainvälisiltä opiskelijoiltamme? Tapaustutkimus kansainvälisestä maisteriohjelmasta. A presentation was given at the Peda-forum Conference. Finland, Lappeenranta, 27-28. May 2014

Scientific conference "Voices from the North: calling for inclusion in education" During the conference the researchers and administrators listened to the reports  reflecting the general content of inclusive education system in each region, specifics  of inclusive education introduction in Russia and Finland. Participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with practices of training and re-training specialists for the inclusive education system. Researchers got valuable consultations regarding the content and structure of study plans and programs, constructing individual educational routes at schools. Project researchers presented research papers, reflecting the main results of work within the project and perspectives of realization of the inclusive education system in regions and they had an opportunity   to establish new contacts in the professional field of inclusive education. Finland, Rovaniemi, 10-11. April 2014

Scientific and practical conference. MSHU and NARFU representatives participated. During the conference the participants listened to the reports reflecting the best practices of inclusive education in the regions, technologies of inclusive education, the basic models. Besides, the significant moment was participation in the round table discussion “Actual problems of training and re-training the staff for the system of inclusive education”. Kazan, 15-16. May 2014

Education for Tomorrow: Shaping the future of Nordic education conference. Katja Norvapalo and Mare Rantaniemi participated in the conference. The  conference gave valuable review to the state of Nordic education and to the future of  Nordic education and a chance for networking. Several project funded by Nordforsk were presented, for example project of social inclusion which is close to our project theme. Iceland, Reykjavik, 19. May 2014

Kesälahti, E. Oppijoiden sosiaalisten taitojen tukemisen käytänteitä suomalaisessa ja venäläisessä kontekstissa.  A presentation was given at the FERA (Finnish Educational Research Association) Conference on Education 2014. Finland, Oulu 20-21. November 2014

Pynninen, T. Kohtaavatko opettajan aikomukset käytännön työn? A presentation was given at the FERA (Finnish Educational Research Association) Conference on Education 2014. Finland, Oulu 20-21. November 2014

Väyrynen, S. visited Kazakhstan and the A School for All –project was presented during the visit. November 2014.