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Tag Archives: Finland

Pedagogy used in the Rajakylä’s Kindergarten in Finland

Video lecture by Eini Nykvist about the Pedagogy used in the Rajakylä’s Kindergarten in Finland.

The video shown on the beginning of Nykvist’s lecture can be viewed separately in here.


Finnish School in St. Petersburg

Presentation of the school by headmaster Mika Merilä.

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.



Recorded presentation from Sanna Häkkinen.


Migrants Health and Wellbeing in Finland

Presenter: PhD (Health Sciences) Sirpa Tuomi is Principal Lecturer in Health Promotion at JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

Video-presentation based on a study on persons of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin in Finland made by National Institute for Health and Welfare 2012. Data has been collected 2011-2012. The invitees had been living in Finland for at least one year. The results shows that there were differences in self-rated health, common public health problems and living habits.

Conclusions of this study were:

  • There is urgent need for development of immigrants’ health services, especially mental health services.
  • Immigrants’ also need health promotion measures and rehabilitation especially to prevent obesity and limitations in functional capacity and to remedy lack of exercise and possible nutritional deficiencies.
  • There is need for actions to prevent and improve the treatment of public health problems
  • It is important to support integration: to improve Finninsh or Swedish language skill and also in some groups literacy.

Castenada, A., Rask, S., Koponen, P., Mölsä, M. & Koskinen, S. (ed.)  2012. Migrant health and wellbeing. A Study on Persons of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin in Finland. [Maahanmuuttajien terveys ja hyvinvointi. Tutkimus venäläis-, somalialais- ja kurditaustaisista Suomessa. National Institute for Health and Wellbeing (THL). Report 61/2012. Helsinki

Webpage of Migrant Health and Wellbeing Study

Recorded presentation from Sirpa Tuomi – click here.