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Merja Paksuniemi

University lecturer, University of Lapland, Finland

Merja Paksuniemi, Ph.D., works as a lecturer at University of Lapland, Finland, and does post-doctoral research on wartime children in northern Finland.Her personal interests are history of childhood and education. She has published several articles and monographs of the research topics. Her latest publications include The Children of Lapland in the Shadow of War (Institute of Migration, Finland, 2013, [in Finnish]).

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      Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of?

      In conjunction with two colleagues, guest blogger Merja Paksuniemi, a professor at the University of Lapland, explains how Finland's high standards for teacher education became a significant factor in that country's highly-regarded educational system.