Trust in Finnish Education : A Historical Perspective
Välimaa, J. (2022). Trust in Finnish Education : A Historical Perspective. European Education, Early View. https://doi.org/10.1080/10564934.2022.2080563
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This article analyzes the origins of generalized trust in Finnish society and how this relates to trust in education. The study was based on a historical analysis of the role of education in building a Finnish society and nation state. The author discusses the development of a Nordic welfare state and analyzes the relationships between generalized trust and education from the perspectives of democracy, corruption, egalitarian attitudes, wealth, and culture. A reflection was performed of the relationships between generalized trust, school autonomy, and the professional autonomy of teachers.
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