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Teacher Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Finland (2019)


Rämä, Irene; Pirttimaa, Raija; Ojala, Terhi; Pesonen, Henri; Kontu, Elina (2019). Teacher Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Finland. In Hu, Xiaoyi; Kärnä, Eija (Eds.) Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in China and Finland, New Frontiers of Educational Research. Singapore: Springer, 183-195. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-8203-1_12


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Rämä, Irene; Pirttimaa, Raija; Ojala, Terhi; Pesonen, Henri; Kontu, Elina

Parent publication: Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in China and Finland

Parent publication editors: Hu, Xiaoyi; Kärnä, Eija

ISBN: 978-981-13-8202-4

eISBN: 978-981-13-8203-1

Journal or series: New Frontiers of Educational Research

ISSN: 2195-3473

eISSN: 2195-349X

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 183-195

Number of pages in the book: 236

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Singapore

Publication country: Singapore

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8203-1_12

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68172


Abstract

This chapter first provides a short description of the historical background and development of special education teacher training in Finland. The relationship between special education and teaching pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is covered by chronologically presenting the main events, turning points, publications, and people that have had a significant effect on the education of pupils with ASD in Finland. This is followed by a description of the organization of teacher training, in general, and the particular characteristics of teaching pupils with ASD. In the context of ASD, it is essential to examine questions concerning the link between learning as social practice and the challenges of interaction manifested in learning difficulties. The chapter ends with a description of the continuing teacher education for special education teachers in Finland.


Keywords: autism; autism spectrum disorders; teacher training; special education (upbringing); learning difficulties


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Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 2


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