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The Cultural and Social Foundations of Ethical Educational Leadership in Finland (2021)


Hanhimäki, E., & Risku, M. (2021). The Cultural and Social Foundations of Ethical Educational Leadership in Finland. In R. Normand, L. Moos, M. Liu, & P. Tulowitzki (Eds.), The Cultural and Social Foundations of Educational Leadership : An International Comparison (pp. 83-99). Springer International Publishing. Educational Governance Research, 16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74497-7_5


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Hanhimäki, Eija; Risku, Mika

Parent publication: The Cultural and Social Foundations of Educational Leadership : An International Comparison

Parent publication editors: Normand, Romuald; Moos, Lejf; Liu, Min; Tulowitzki, Pierre

ISBN: 978-3-030-74496-0

eISBN: 978-3-030-74497-7

Journal or series: Educational Governance Research

ISSN: 2365-9548

eISSN: 2365-9556

Publication year: 2021

Number in series: 16

Pages range: 83-99

Number of pages in the book: 267

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74497-7_5

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77848


Abstract

This chapter provides the Finnish scope on cultural and social foundations of ethical educational leadership. Finland is often seen as an outlier. Predominant transnational trends are recognized but they tend to reach Finland with a delay and manifest themselves somewhat differently from the mainstream. There are contextual reasons for the deviance. We will present these focusing on how cultural and social aspects have been evolving in Finland. Furthermore, we will analyse the constituents, organisation and responsibilities embedded in the Finnish education system. This analysis makes use of contemporary education policy documents including legislation and other regulations, curricula, and trade union ethical recommendations for educational leaders as well as of research on them. In the analysis, we illustrate values and general ethical principles behind educational leadership practices in Finland. In addition, we describe recent empirical results on how educational leaders define moral professionalism as a part of their educational leadership competences and professional development plans. As a conclusion, we provide a characterization of the concept of educational leadership as it is understood in the culture of Finland and by Finnish educators. These are based on the analyses for the present study supported with other relevant contemporary research.


Keywords: education and training; educational systems; leadership (activity); ethicality; cultural dependence; society

Free keywords: educational leadership; culture; society; ethical leadership; Finland


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