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dc.contributor.authorPlatonova, Zhanna
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-20T11:34:31Z
dc.date.available2020-11-20T11:34:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72705
dc.description.abstractWhen a person changes the country of living, a new story about oneself begins. The plot is informed by its characters and setting— migrants, their families, and the surrounding community. According to the existing literature, acculturation is a long-lasting complicated process that depends on the interplay of various circumstances in a person's life (Sam & Berry, 2010). The object of the study was to explore the successful acculturation journey of three Russian-speaking educators working in the Finnish educational system. Using narrative inquiry, this study unfolds the participants' stories creating a layered narrative that encompasses many aspects of identity that intertwined to form a unique experience. To uncover the meaning-making of being a successful Russian-speaking migrant in Finland, in-depth interviews with three participants were conducted. The study sееks tо роrtrait depth and subtlеty in dеsсriрtiоns of the раrticipаnts. The imаgеs оf the раrticipаnts рrеsеnt а mоrе соmрlеx picturе thаn thоsе fоund in studiеs that examine migrants based upon only one or two traits, to the exclusion of others. Narrative content was analyzed, using a combination of deductive and inductive approaches. Five themes emerged from this study. First, a strong professional identity significantly improved the participants’ actions for integration into Finnish education. Second, the participants’ past life experiences served as a supporting structure for life after migration. Third, their ability to be effective learners facilitated the planning and implementation of goal-oriented activities as well as Finnish language learning. Fourth, the participants recognized luck in various manifestations as a fairly influential aspect in achieving goals and making the right choices and decisions, which helped a smoother acculturation process. Fifth, the cultural influence of the families on the participants’ attitudes to Finnish and Russian cultures were powerful; they resulted in such a way that each participant’s mindset was formed in a sophisticated way, like a unique patchwork of elements from a variety of cultures, collected under the umbrella of education completed in Russia and supplemented in other countries.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.otherRussian-speaking migrants
dc.subject.otherFinnish education
dc.titleOpening up unseen migration narratives in Finnish education : three Russian-speaking success stories
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202011206703
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu -tutkielmafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaKasvatustieteiden ja psykologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Education and Psychologyen
dc.contributor.laitosKasvatustieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Educationen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Educationfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Educationen
dc.rights.copyrightJulkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
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dc.subject.ysokotoutuminen (maahanmuuttajat)
dc.subject.ysoakkulturaatio
dc.subject.ysomaahanmuuttajat
dc.subject.ysotyöelämä
dc.subject.ysovenäläiset
dc.subject.ysointegration of migrants
dc.subject.ysoacculturation
dc.subject.ysomigrants
dc.subject.ysoworking life
dc.subject.ysoRussians


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