• PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3A)



1990 …2020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

In the field of history education, Rantala has carried out research on young Finns’ historical thinking and the historical consciousness of children. In the history of education, his main focus has been on the formation of Finnish teacherhood and the political ethos of Finnish teachers.


  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 615 History and Archaeology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1990 2019

Does immigrant background count? Experiences of bullying and discrimination among Finnish secondary school students

Ouakrim-Soivio, N., Niilo-Rämä, M., Rautopuro, J. & Rantala, J. T., Feb 2019, (Submitted) In : Large-Scale Assessments in Education. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Kasvatuksen historian tiedejulkaisulle on ollut tilausta

Rantala, J. T., 25 Feb 2019, In : Kasvatus & Aika.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Simulations as tools for teaching historical agency: A case study in Finland

Rantala, J., 2019, More Like Life Itself: Simulations as Powerful and Purposeful Social Studies. Wright-Maley, C. (ed.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc., p. 187-204 18 p. (Teaching and learning social studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Assessing Finnish and Californian high school students’ historical literacy through a document-based task

Veijola, A. & Rantala, J. T., 20 Mar 2018, In : Nordidactica : Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education . 8, 1, 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2006 2020

Activities 1998 2019

Väitöskirjan esitarkastus

Jukka Rantala (Pre-examiner)
Apr 2019

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Nuorisotutkimusverkosto/Nuorisotutimusseura (Publisher)

Jukka Rantala (Reviewer)
Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Suomen kasvatuksen ja koulutuksen historian seura (External organisation)

Jukka Rantala (Board member)
Jan 2019Dec 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Historia, yhteiskuntatieto ja kansalaiskasvatus teemaryhmän puheenjohtaja

Jukka Rantala (Speaker)
8 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Palgrave Macmillan (USA) (Publisher)

Jukka Rantala (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts