From the shade into the sun : exploring pride and shame in students with special needs in Finnish VET
Ryökkynen, S., Maunu, A., Pirttimaa, R., & Kontu, E. (2022). From the shade into the sun : exploring pride and shame in students with special needs in Finnish VET. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 37(4), 648-662. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2021.1940006
Published inEuropean Journal of Special Needs Education
© 2021 the Authors
This paper reports on a study of the dynamics of social emotions and social bonds between students and class teachers by analysing the narratives of students receiving intensive special support in the Finnish vocational education and training (VET) system. Pride refers to a strong and safe involvement in interaction, and shame implies intimidated social bonds. The analysis is based on abductive content analysis for which Greimas’ actant model worked as an analysis tool. We found some students showing high respect to their teachers who acted as senders setting the objects for students’ studying. Pride is based on the students’ experiences in achieving the objects, thereby pleasing their teachers and secondly on their ability to see positive development in their social belonging. The students who experienced feelings of shame did not perceive themselves as being subjects of positive development, but their special needs overshadowed their social relationships. They found it difficult to see approving and benevolent senders and receivers which could be interpreted as an explicit source of shame. The results concern not only individual teachers’ pedagogical practices and ways of interaction, but also the whole VET system which addresses competence and effective individual study paths rather than social belonging and communality. ...
PublisherTaylor & Francis
vocational education and training VET special educational needs social emotions social belonging student voices opiskelijat sosiaaliset taidot häpeä sosiaaliset suhteet ammatilliset opettajat opettajat opettaja-oppilassuhde ammatillinen koulutus ammatillinen erityisopetus sosiaalinen vuorovaikutus ylpeys tunteet
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Interaction between students and class teachers in vocational education and training : ‘Safety distance is needed’ Ryökkynen, Sanna; Pirttimaa, Raija; Kontu, Elina (Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019)Interaction between students and teachers is fundamental and has therefore been widely studied in education. However, there have been few studies on intensive spe-cial support being provided to vocational education and ...
Enhancing upper secondary students’ engagement and learning through the INTERACT online, video-based teacher coaching intervention : Protocol for a mixed-methods cluster randomized controlled trial and process evaluation Ertesvåg, Sigrun K.; Vaaland ,Grete Sørensen; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina (Elsevier, 2022)This protocol outlines a mixed-methods cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT) in upper secondary schools that will investigate how video-based online coaching can support teachers’ competences in teacher-student ...
Rämä, Irene; Kontu, Elina; Pirttimaa, Raija (Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2020)Many children may need the help of another person to attend school. It is common for children with disabilities to receive help from a teaching assistant at school. Assistants are provided in many countries as a legal right ...
Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina (University of Jyväskylä, 2021)Opettajan ja oppilaiden välinen vuorovaikutus on keskeinen opetuksen laadun määrittäjä. Opettajan visuaalisen huomion kiinnittyminen säätelee vuorovaikutusta ja oppilaiden koulukokemuksia. Opettajan työhön liittyy monia ...
Tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaidot liikuntatunnilla : opettajien ja oppilaiden kokemuksia tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaitojen käytöstä yläkoulun liikuntatunnilla Hautala, Stina (2017)Tämän fenomenologis-hermeneuttiseen menetelmään perustuvan haastattelututkimuksen tarkoituksena oli tutkia liikunnanopettajien ja yläkouluikäisten tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaitoja sekä niiden käyttöä liikuntatunnilla. ...