Publications 2022

Volmari, S; Kauko, J., Anturaniemi, J., Santos, Í. (2022). Evidence and expert power in Finnish education policy making: the National Core Curriculum Reform. In B., Karseth, K., Sivesind & G. Steiner-Khamsi (Eds.). Evidence and Expertise in Nordic Education Policies: A Comparative Network Analysis from the Nordic Region (pp. 115-148). Palgrave Macmillan.

Baek, C., Tiplic, D. & Santos, Í. (2022). Evidence-based policymaking in Nordic Countries: Different settings, different practices?. In B., Karseth, K., Sivesind & G. Steiner-Khamsi (Eds.). Evidence and Expertise in Nordic Education Policies: A Comparative Network Analysis from the Nordic Region (pp. 253-280). Palgrave Macmillan.

Santos, Í. (2022) . Externalisations in the Portuguese parliament and print media: A complexity approach to education policymaking processes [Ph.D Dissertation]

Santos, Í; Carvalho, L.M.; Portugal e Melo, B. (2022). The media’s role in shaping the public opinion on education: A thematic and frame analysis of externalisation to world situations in the Portuguese media.

Nishimura-Sahi, O. (2022) Assembling educational standards: Following the actors of the CEFR-J project. Globalisation, Societies and Education

Pitkänen, H. (2022). The Politics of Pupil Self-evaluation: A case of Finnish assessment policy discourse. Journal of Curriculum Studies.

Addey, Camilla, and Nelli Piattoeva. Intimate Accounts of Education Policy Research: The Practice of Methods. Milton: Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. Print.

ZIN, Mnemo* & Gannon, Susanne Scenes from a collective biography of Cold War childhoods: A decolonial ethnodrama Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies (online first). *Mnemo ZIN is a composite (non-hierarchical) name for Zsuzsa Millei (Tampere University), Iveta Silova (Arizona State University), and Nelli Piattoeva (Tampere University).

Tröhler, Daniel; Piattoeva, Nelli & Pinar, William F. (eds.) World Yearbook of Education 2022. Routledge

Piattoeva, Nelli & Vasilieva, Nadezhda Infrastructuring the nation. Examining the role of national large-scale assessments in Russia. In Tröhler, Daniel; Piattoeva, Nelli & Pinar, William F. (eds.) World Yearbook of Education 2022. Routledge, 169-184.

Publications 2021

itkänen, H., Huilla, H., Lappalainen, S., Juvonen, S., & Kosunen, S. (2021). Inkluusiokeskustelu Helsingin Sanomissa 2009–2019 – diskursiivista kamppailua kaikkien koulusta. Kasvatus, 52(5), 497–509.

Camilla, Addey & Piattoeva, Nelli What a mess: intimacies, metaphysics, multiple senses and matters of concern in education policy research. In Camilla, Addey & Piattoeva, Nelli (eds.) Intimate Accounts of Education Policy Research: The Practice of Methods. Routledge, 1-15.

Piattoeva, N. (2021) Piattoeva, N. Numbers and their contexts: how quantified actors narrate numbers and decontextualization. Educational Assessment Evaluation and Accessibility. 33, pp. 511–533.

Santos, Í. & Centeno, G., Vera (2021) Inspirations from abroad: the impact of PISA on countries’ choice of reference societies in education. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2021.1906206.

Santos, Íris (2021) Epistemic work in Portuguese parliamentary education debates: Externalisation to world situations as a source of epistemic capital. European Educational Research Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1474904121990474.

Centeno, G., Vera (2021) The OECD: actor, arena, instrument: New open-access article published in Globalisation. Societies and Education.

Publications 2020

Nishimura-Sahi, Oshie (2020) Policy borrowing of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in Japan: An analysis of the interplay between global education trends and national policymaking. Asian Pacific Journal of Education. DOI: 10.1080/02188791.2020.1844145.

Piattoeva, N. & Gurova, G. (2020). Digitalization of Russian Education: Changing Actors and Spaces of Governance. In Gritsenko, D.; Wijermars, M.; Kopotev, M. The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-42855-6.

Țîștea, I. (2020). “Reflexivity of reflexivity” with Roma-related Nordic educational research. Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education. Vol. 4(1), 26-42

Santos, I. & Kauko, J. (2020): Externalisations in the Portuguese parliament: analysing power struggles and (de-)legitimation with Multiple Streams Approach, Journal of Education Policy. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2020.1784465.

Piattoeva, N. & Saari, A. (2020): Rubbing against data infrastructure(s): methodological explorations on working with(in) the impossibility of exteriority, Journal of Education Policy.

Piattoeva, N. & Boden, R. (2020): Escaping numbers? The ambiguities of the governance of education through data, International Studies in Sociology of Education. DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2020.1725590.

Publications 2019

Pitkänen, H. (2019). Arviointi, tieto ja hallinta. Peruskoulun paikallisen arvioinnin genealogia. [Evaluation, Knowledge and Power. Genealogy of local quality evaluation in the field of comprehensive education. Helsinki Studies in Education, 50. Helsinki: University of Helsinki.

Piattoeva, N. & Tröhler, D. (2019). Debate: Nations and numbers: The banal nationalism of education performance data. International Journal for the Historiography of Education 9 (2), 245-249.

Piattoeva, N., Klutas, A. & Suominen, O. (2019). Making and mobilizing contexts in policy and research. In R. Gorur, S. Sellar & G. Steiner-Khamsi (Eds.) World Yearbook of Education 2019. Comparative Methodology in an Era of Big Data and Global Networks. Routledge, 202-218.

Gurova, G., & Camphuijsen, M. K. (2019). School actors’ enactment of a performative accountability scheme in Russia: Tensions, dilemmas and strategies. European Educational Research Journal.

Williamson, B. & Piattoeva, N. (2019). Objectivity as standardization in data-scientific education policy, technology and governance. Learning, Media and Technology 44 (1), 64-76.

Hartong, S. & Piattoeva, N. (2019). Contextualizing the datafication of schooling – a comparative discussion of Germany and Russia. Critical Studies in Education

Centeno, V. G. (2019). The Birth of the OECD’s Education Policy Area . In C. Ydesen (Ed.) The OECD’s Historical Rise in Education: The Formation of a Global Governing Complex. Palgrave Macmillan.

Kauko, J. (2019). The Finnish Comprehensive School: Conflicts, Compromises, and Institutional Robustness. In Paul t’ Hart & Mallory E. Compton (Eds.) Great Policy Successes: How Governments Get it Right in a Big Way at Least Some of the Time. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Säntti, J. & Kauko, J. (2019). Learning to Teach in Finland - Historical contingency and professional autonomy. In M. T. Tatto & I. Menter (Eds.) Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education: A Cross-National Study, pp. 81–97. Bloomsbury.

Seppänen, P., Rinne, R., Kauko, J., & Kosunen, S. (2019). The Use of PISA Results in Education Policy-Making in Finland. In F. Waldow, & G. Steiner-Khamsi (Eds.) Understanding PISA’s attractiveness: Critical Analyses in comparative policy studies. Bloomsbury, 137–159.

Varjo, J., Kalalahti, M., & Kauko, J. (2019). Overview of Primary Education (Finland). In Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Kauko, J. (2019). Government, policy, and the role of the state in Primary education (Finland). In Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies.

Kauko, J., Saari, A. & Tervasmäki, T. (2019). Government, policy, and the role of the state in Secondary education (Finland). In Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies.

Publications 2018

Piattoeva, N. (2018). How can Transnational Connection Hold? An Actor-Network Theory Inspired Approach to the Materiality of Transnational Education Governance. In A. Wilkins & A. Olmedo (Eds.) Education Governance and Social Theory: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research. Bloomsbury, 103-119.

Kauko, J., Rinne R. & Takala, T. (Eds.) (2018) Politics of Quality in Education: A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and Russia. London: Routledge.

Gurova Galina, Piattoeva Nelli (2018) A Postsocialist Perspective on Audit Culture: Changing Practices and Subjectivities of School Teachers in a Russian Region. In: Normand R., Liu M., Carvalho L., Oliveira D., LeVasseur L. (eds) Education Policies and the Restructuring of the Educational Profession. Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education. Springer, Singapore.

Piettoeva, Nelli; Gurova, Galina (2018) Domesticating International Assessments in Russia: Historical Grievances, National Values, Scientific Rationality and Education Modernisation. In:  Alarcón, Cristina & Lawn, Martin (Eds.). Assessment Cultures: historical perspectives. Studies in the History of Education Series, Bd.2. Peter Lang, Frankfurt an Main, 87-110.

Kauko Jaakko; Wermke, Wieland (2018)  The Contingent Sense-Making of Contingency: Epistemologies of Change in Comparative Education.  Comparative Education Review.

Dovemark, M., Kosunen, S., Kauko, J., Magnúsdóttir, B., Hansen, P. & Rasmussen, P. (2018). Deregulation, privatisation and marketisation of Nordic comprehensive education: social changes reflected in schooling. Education Inquiry 9(1), 122-141.

Takala, T., Kauko, J., Rinne, R. & Kallo, J. (2018). One Size for All? - Policy Advice of the World Bank and the OECD on Quality Assurance and Evaluation of School Education in Russia, Brazil and China. In A. W. Wiseman & P. M. Davidson (Eds.) Cross-Nationally Comparative, Evidence-Based Educational Policymaking and Reform, 301–319. International Perspectives on Education and Society Series. Bingley: Emerald Publishing.

Hansen, P. & Kauko, J. (2018). Peering into the kaleidoscope of equality: comparative perspectives on Nordic education policy. [Editorial.] Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy 4 (3), 117–119.

Publications 2017

Nishimura-Sahi, Oshie; Wallin, Anna & Eskola, Jari (2017) Perceptions of intercultural education and the concept of culture among immigrant teachers in Finland. In J. Eskola, T. Mäenpää & A. Wallin (eds.) Eläytymismenetelmä 2017: Perusteema ja 11 muunnelmaa [Method of Empathy-Based Stories (MEBS) 2017: Central theme and 11 variants]. Tampere University Press. 94−113.

Centeno, Vera G.; Kauko, Jaakko; Candido, Helena H. D. (2017) Quality Assurance and Evaluation through Brazilian lenses: an exploration into the validity of umbrella concepts, Comparative Education.

Gurova, Galina (2017) Soviet, post-Soviet and neoliberal: Governing Russian schools through quality assurance and evaluation. Policy Futures in Education.

Silova, Iveta; Piattoeva, Nelli & Millei, Zsuzsa (2017) Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies. Memories of Everyday Life. Palgrave Macmillan.

Silova, Iveta; Millei, Zsuzsa & Nelli Piattoeva, Nelli (2017) Interrupting the Coloniality of Knowledge Production in Comparative Education: Postsocialist and Postcolonial Dialogues after the Cold War. Comparative Education Review 61 (S1), 74-102.

Nishimura-Sahi, O.,Wallin, A. & Eskola, J. (2017) Perceptions of intercultural education and the concept of culture among immigrant teachers in Finland. In J. Eskola, T. Mäenpää & A. Wallin (eds.) Method of Empathy-Based Stories (MEBS) 2017: Central theme and 11 variants [Eläytymismenetelmä 2017: Perusteema ja 11 muunnelmaa]. Tampere University Press. 94−113.

Nishimura-Sahi, O. (2017) Exploring empathy-based stories about intercultural education: Perceptions of intercultural education among teachers with an immigrant background in Finland. Master’s thesis in Educational Sciences. University of Tampere.

Simola, H., Kauko, J., Varjo, J., Kalalahti, M. & Sahlström, F. (2017). Dynamics in Education Politics and the Finnish PISA Miracle. Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Education.

Simola, H., Kauko, J., Varjo, J., Kalalahti, M. & Sahlström, F. (2017). Dynamics in Education Politics. Understanding and explaining the Finnish case. London: Routledge.

Publications 2016

Silova, Iveta; Aydarova, Elena; Millei, Zsuzsa; Piattoeva, Nelli (eds.) (2016) Special issue: Revisiting pasts, reimagining futures. Memories of post(socialist) childhood and schooling. European Education 48 (3).

Piattoeva, Nelli (2016) The imperative to protect data and the rise of surveillance cameras in administering national testing in Russia. European Educational Research Journal 15 (1), 82-98.

Kosunen, Sonja; Kauko, Jaakko (2016). Valtasuhteet tutkimushaastattelussa. Politiikka 53 (1), 27-40.

Kauko, Jaakko; Medvedeva, Anna (2016). Internationalisation as marketisation? Tuition fees for international students in Finland. Research in Comparative and International Education 11 (1), 98-114.

Aydarova, Elena; Millei, Zsuzsa; Piattoeva, Nelli; Silova, Iveta (2016) Introduction: Revisiting pasts, reimagining futures. Memories of post(socialist) childhood and schooling. European Education 48 (3), 159-169.

Publications 2015

Piattoeva, Nelli (2015) Citizenship and Nationality. In John Stone, Rutledge M. Dennis, Polly S. Rizova, Anthony D. Smith, and Xiaoshuo Hou (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism.

Woldegiorgis, Petros (2015) Provision of and Participation in Primary Education in the Pastoralist Regions of Afar and Somali of Ethiopia. University of Tampere. Doctoral dissertation.

Takala, Tuomas (2015) Assessment of learning outcomes: the transnational agenda, the READ program and Ethiopian priorities. Bahir Dar Journal of Education 15 (2).

Piattoeva, Nelli (2015) Elastic numbers - national examinations data as a technology of government. Journal of Education Policy.

Piattoeva, Nelli (2015) Power as translation in the global governance of education. In: Lawn, Martin & Normand, Romuald (eds.) Shaping of European Education. Interdisciplinary Approaches. Routledge.

Piattoeva, Nelli & Takala, Tuomas (2015) Russia as a returning donor – four roles in development assistance to education. Globalisation, Societies and Education. DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2014.972343.

Kauko, J., Corvalan, J, Simola, H. & Carrasco, A. (2015) The historical dynamics in Chilean and Finnish basic education politics. In Piia Seppänen, Alejandro Carrasco, Mira Kalalahti, Risto Rinne & Hannu Simola (Eds.) Contrasting Dynamics in Education Politics of Extremes: school choice in Finland and Chile. Rotterdam: Sense, 29–52.

Kauko, J. & Salokangas, M. (2015) The evaluation and steering of English academy schools through inspection and examinations: national visions and local practices. British Educational Research Journal, 41 (6), 1108–1124.

Gurova, Galina; Piattoeva, Nelli; Takala, Tuomas (2015) Quality of education and its evaluation: an analysis of the Russian academic discussion. European Education 47 (4), 346-364.

Publications 2014

Woldegiorgis, Petros (2014) Factors Affecting the Primary School Participation of Pastoralists: A Case Study from Ethiopia. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences 5 (23), 1386-1392.

Paalanen, Mona (2014) Curricular Power – Who influences curriculum development in Tanzania? University of Tampere. Master's thesis.

Kauko, Jaakko (2014) Complexity in Higher Education Politics: bifurcations, choices and irreversibility. Studies in Higher Education, 39 (9), 18–66.

Gurova, Galina (2014) A Programme for Russian Higher Education Leaders through the New Public Management Lens. University of Oulu. Master's thesis.

Adamu, Abebaw (2014) Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Higher Education in Ethiopia – The Case of Bahir Dar University. University of Tampere. Doctoral dissertation.

Publications 2013

Parajuli, Mahesh & Takala, Tuomas (2013) Understandings of Gender and Education in the Political and Cultural Context – the case of Afghan students in an M.A. (education) programme. Asia-Pacific Journal of Education 33 (1), 2013.

Adamu, Abebaw (2013) Intergroup Relations Among Ethnically Diverse Students in Ethiopia. Journal of Education and Research 3 (2).

Adamu, Abebaw (2013) Diversity in Ethiopia: A Historical Overview of Political Challenges. International Journal of Community Diversity 12 (3).