Aiming at constructive criticism, this article analyses the historical development of Finnish teacher education from the perspective of decontextualisation. The article suggests that essential contexts for teacher education are daily schooling, the historically constructed structures of school, and finally the whole society. The results indicate that as an unintended consequence of the academisation of Finnish teacher education, the socio-historical context of teaching and learning has narrowed, and ties between educational theory and practical schooling have loosened. This may hinder the good intentions underpinning the Finnish teacher education system and produce a discourse that unreflectively silences the complexity of education.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sep 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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