Finland: Lærernes professionsidentitet - og kampen om diskurserne: Finland: Teachers professional identity - and the battle of the discourses

Anna Weber Maarbjerg, Jakob Hjøland Thrane, Sara Stegger Søndergaard Jensen & Per Christensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Since the entry of PISA-surveys in the educational and political arenas from the begining of the Millenium, the Finnish primary has become internationally renowned, and has thus achieved recognition as one of the best school systems in the world. Our ambition is to understand the circumstances surrounding the central actors, the carriers of the Finnish way of schooling, in other words; the teachers. We are interested in understanding their professional identity, and how this may be embedded in their cultural and historical heritage. By visiting schools and conducting qualitative interviews with teachers and teacher students in the Capital of Helsinki, we endeavor to understand, which conditions and discursive practices, acts upon this teaching profession and how they understand themselves as professionals. Our research concludes that the teacher professional identity nowadays is affected by an overall contrary conflict between traditional teacher position founded in a ambition of general education and a modern evidence based teacher position.

UddannelserPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2013


  • Finland, Primary School, Teacher identity, PISA, Discourse, Professional Identity, Helsinki