NORDRUS Cooperation Project

Multidiciplinary Education in the Health and Social Sphere between Nordic and Russian HEIs

Minorities and Migrant Children in Finland

Presenter: M.Ed.Sc (Special needs education) Sanna Häkkinen is Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Social Studies at JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

Video-presentation is an overview on minorities and migrant children in Finland. It illustrates “the big picture” of Finnish Traditional ie. National minorities but also language, ethnical, cultural and other minorities in Finnish society and their rights for services. Closer look is taken at early childhood education and day care, educational system and leisure services. In the end there is presented some challenges recognized in the Finnish systems of participation and hearing the migrants’ own opinions.

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Recorded presentation from Sanna Häkkinen.