Minna Takala

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Deaf preschoolers and hearing family members learned sign language in a 5-year intervention project. Once weekly, each child met with a teacher who was deaf. Parents, siblings, and other relatives met about once monthly to study sign language, and all families in the project signed together about twice yearly. The present study addressed four questions(More)
Deaf Finnish adults were studied as a language minority to assess their knowledge of Finnish society. This study addresses their level of satisfaction with and participation in Finnish society. Information was obtained from 63 individuals. The complete sample included 32 men and 31 women. The age range was from 17 to 78, with a mean age of 41 years. Females(More)
Values give business operations the possibility of meaning, and a contextual basis for their evaluation. Business values have undergone significant changes since WW II, especially during the most recent decade. In the first half of the 20 Century business activities were organized into discrete functional camps, via 18 Century conceptions like division of(More)
Organizations pursuing development of their competences must balance the pursuit of mastery in the present against the potential of innovations that may enable success in the future. In the present, key competences can be identified as work practices essential to the satisfaction of customers and other stakeholders. These competences may be improved(More)
The paper presents a description of the conditions that are generating business changes that are well beyond the limitations of traditional management principles and models. These conditions are in part brought about by a shift towards an open information society allowed by new technological systems associated with the potentials for internet creation,(More)
There is a European trend in education to emphasize crossing boundaries in higher education. Degree programs increasingly cross disciplines while company recruiters search for multitalented graduates. Mixing discipline content requires crossing intrauniversity borders as well as borders of organizations within and between universities. Many of the problems(More)
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