Last Wednesday, Finland celebrated Independence Day (itsenäisyyspäivä)–marking 100 years since Finland declared its independence from Russia. A marked difference between the independence day celebrations I have experienced in Finland and those back in the States is that celebrations here seem to be touched by a level of melancholy. Because of the relative recency of Finnish Civil War (and the Continuation War… Continue reading "Finland 100: Education & the Construction of a Finnish National Identity"
Tag: finnish history
One of the first questions I receive when I mention to anyone that I will be moving to Finland for the next 9 months (and the question I asked myself when I made the decision to apply for a Fulbright scholarship) is: Why Finland? My work in various spaces of education (e.g. teaching, research, community organizing, etc.) has been focused primarily… Continue reading "Why Finland?"