Teacher Professional Development in Finland: Towards a More Holistic Approach

  title={Teacher Professional Development in Finland: Towards a More Holistic Approach},
  author={Hannele Marjatta Niemi},
  • H. Niemi
  • Published 30 April 2015
  • Education
The article reflects on teacher professional development as a continuum that starts during pre-service time, continues into the first years of newly qualified teachers’ induction phase, and spans a career-long development throughout their teaching careers. Finnish teachers work in contexts that provide high professional autonomy and agency in their work. Pre-service teacher education prepares them for this responsible role. In earlier years, in-service training occurred on training days and… 

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