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Accomplishments by Tiina Itkonen

2017

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Achievement, Cycles of Reforms, and Implications to Teacher Education.." with M. Correia. Paper delivered at Critical Questions in Education. Salt Lake City, UT, Oct 4, 2016.

2016

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Policy implementation of new special education legislation in Finland." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Council of Exceptional Children. San Diego, CA, April 2015.

Publications:

  • "Tiered Intervention: History and Trends in Finland and the United States." with M. Jahnukainen. Journal of Special Needs Education. Vol. 31 No. 1 November 2015. 1-11.
  • "Miten Vaativa Erityinen Tuki Toteutuu?." with H. Pesonen, T. Ojala, and E. Kontu. Erityisopetuksesta Oppimisen Ja Koulunkäynnin Tukeen. Edited by M. Jahnukainen, M. Vainikainen, H. Thuneberg, and E. Kontu. Helsinki, Finland: Suomen Kasvatustieteellinen Seura, 2015. 163-77.

2015

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Finland is Almost at the Finish Line: What Finnish Schools Can Still Learn." with M. Correia. Panel discussion at Critical Questions in Education. San Diego, CA, Feb 16, 2015.

Publications:

  • "The Implementation of New Special Education Legislation in Finland.." with H. Pesonen, M. Jahnukainen, E. Kontu, R. Pirttimaa, T. Ojala, and T. Kokko. Educational Policy. Vol. 29 No. 1 Winter Jan 1, 2015. 162-178. (DOI: 10.1177/0895904814556754)

2014

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Tiered Intervention in Inclusive and Special Education: History and Trends from the United States and Finland." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Australian Association for Research in Education. Adeleine, Australia, Dec 4, 2013.
  • "The Impact of New Special Education Legislation on Policy Implementation in Finland." with M. Jahnukainen and H. Pesonen. Paper delivered at Finnish Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Jyvaskyla, Finland, Nov 21, 2013.
  • "Autism Advocacy: A Network Striving for Equity." with R. Ream. Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. San Fransisco, CA, Apr 28, 2013.
  • "Reframing Accountability: Organizing for Sustainable Change." with K. Tollefson, T. Torres, C. Matera, and W. Olson. Panel discussion at 5th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands, Apr 20, 2013.
  • "What America Can Learn from the Tiered Intervention Model in Finland?." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Council of Exceptional Children. Austin, TX, Apr 15, 2013.

Publications:

  • "The Politics of School District Budgeting: Using Simulations to Enhance Student Learning." with D. Wakelee. Journal of Political Science Education. Vol. 9 No. 2 Aug 12, 2013. 236-248.
  • "Autism Advocacy: A Network Striving for Equity.." with R. Ream. Peabody Journal of Education. Vol. 88 Apr 15, 2013. 1-12.

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Using a Simulation Exercise to Enrich an Educational Policy Course." with D. Wakelee. Paper delivered at 2013 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference. Long Beach, California, Feb 8, 2013. (http://www.apsanet.org/content_31632.cfm?navID=785)
  • "The Tiered Intervention Model in Finland." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Finnish Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Helsinki, Finland, Nov 23, 2012.
  • "Using mixed methods in special education policy research." Paper delivered at Annual Finnish Special Education Summer Institute. Korsholm, Finland, Jun 20, 2012.
  • "Tiered Intervention in Special Education: History and Trends from the United States and Finland." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Comparative International Education Society Conference. San Juan Puerto Rico, Apr 4, 2012.
  • "What Can We Learn from Comparative Research: Some Methodological and Practical Issues." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Education Summit. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Mar 6, 2012.
  • "Difficulties or Disabilities: Comparing Disability Policies in Alberta, Finland and United States." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Education Summit. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Mar 5, 2012.
  • "USA ottaa mallia Suomen peruskouluista (US is modeling school policy and practice from the Finnish education system)." Featured article in Finnish newspaper. Seura. Dec 21, 2011.
  • "Finland’s Education System: Lessons for California." with K. Westphalen, Counsil General of Finland, Foreign Ministry. Paper delivered at California School Boards Association Annual Statewide Conference. San Diego, CA, Dec 2, 2011. Spotlight Session
  • "Katse kohti USAn kouluja (Learning from US schools)." Featured article in Finnish newspapers. Demari. Oct 31, 2011.
  • "Social Construction of Students with Disabilities and the Relationship to Public Policy." Paper delivered at Visiting scholar lecture series. Abo Akademi i Vasa, Finland, Oct 25, 2011.
  • "Special Education and Disability Politics." Paper delivered at Visiting scholar lecture series. University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, Oct 18, 2011.
  • "Methodological Considerations in Comparative Research." Paper delivered at Visiting scholar presentation. University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, Oct 13, 2011.
  • "Toivon ja Tappion Tarinat: Eturyhmien Merkitys USAn Erityispedagogiikassa. [Stories of Hope and Decline: Interest Groups in the U.S. Special Education Politics.]." Paper delivered at Visiting scholar presentation. University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, Oct 12, 2011.
  • "Mallia USA:n kouluista (Learning from multi-cultural US schools)." Featured article in Finnish newspaper. Keskisuomalainen. Oct 6, 2011.
  • "Organizer of this Conference, sponsored by the Consulate General of Finland (Foreign Ministry)." Panel discussion at Brave Questions: International Education Seminar. San Diego, CA, Aug 9, 2011.
  • "Disability or Learning Difficulty? Constructing Special Education Students in Finland, Canada (Alberta), and the United States." Paper delivered at CSUCI Faculty-Student Research Symposium. CSUCI, Camarillo, CA, May 1, 2011.
  • "A comparative view on the constructions of the inclusive and special education in Canada, Finland, Australia and in the United States." with M. Jahnukainen. Panel discussion at Comparative International Education Society Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada, May 1, 2011.
  • "Using a Simulation Exercise to Enrich and Enhance Student Engagament." with D. Wakelee. Paper delivered at CSU-wide Teaching Conference. CSUCI, Camarillo, CA, Apr 1, 2011.

2011

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Toward a Positive Future, Chair." Panel discussion at American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA, Apr 11, 2011.
  • "Methodological Comparisons Using International Data Sets." Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA, Apr 9, 2011.
  • "The Role of Policy Entrepreneurs in Pain and Loss Activism." with R. Ream. Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA, Apr 8, 2011.

2010

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Policy Entrepreneurs and the Policy Process." Paper delivered at an invited lecture for doctoral students in education policy. University of California, Riverside, Feb 10, 2011.
  • "The Role of Policy Entrepreneurs in Autism Advocacy.." Paper delivered at Comparative International Education Society Western Regional Conference. Long Beach, CA, Nov 20, 2010.
  • "Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy." Paper delivered at Political Science Department. University of California, Santa Barbara, Jun 6, 2010.

Publications:

  • "Disability or Learning Difficulty? Constructing Special Education Students in Finland and the United States.." with M. Jahnukainen. Comparative Sociology. Vol. 9 No. 2 Jan 23, 2010. 182-201.

Other Activities:

  • SAGE Faculty Research Mentor Award. CSU Channel Islands. 2010.

2009

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Special Education Eligibility and Policy from a Social Construction Framework.." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Finnish Educational Research Association. Tampere, Finland, Nov 25, 2009.
  • "Disability or Learning Difficulty? Constructing Special Education in Finland and the US." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at American Sociological Association. San Fransisco, CA, Aug 10, 2009.
  • "Effects of Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) Results on International Education Policy." Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA, Apr 17, 2009.
  • "Construction of Target Populations: Using Frames and Social Capital." with R. Ream. Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA, Apr 14, 2009.
  • "Disabilities and Difficulties: Special Education Constructions and Outcomes in Finland, the US, and Alberta." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Center for International and Development Education (CIDE) Western Regional Conference. Los Angeles, CA, 2009.

Publications:

  • The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy. New York: Cambria Press, 2009.

2008

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Gender, Educational Policy, and Reform." with D. Senator Florez. Presented to Ventura County Women's Forum on Educational Justice. Camarillo, CA. Jan 1, 2008.
  • "Frames, Mobilization, and Policy Outcomes: Comparing Autism versus Mental Retardation Activism." with R. Ream. Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY, 2008.

Publications:

  • "Stories of Hope and Decline: Interest Groups and National Special Education Policy." Education Policy. Vol. 41 No. 1 2009. 43-65.
  • "The role of interest groups in shaping U.S. special education policy." Changing Margins: Perspectives on Disability Research. Edited by J. Kivirauma. Finland: Kehitysvammaliitto, 2008. 99-125.

Other Activities:

  • Women's Leadership Faculty Award. California State University Channel Islands. 2008.
  • Invitation and full travel scholarship to participate in an invitational conference with policy makers, titled “The states’ impact on federal education policy.". US Department of Education. 2008.
  • American Journal of Education. Peer reviewer. 2008.

2007

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Accountability policies in Finland and the US." Paper delivered at Annual Conference of the Finnish Educational Research Association. Vaasa, Finland, November 2007.
  • "Using mixed methods in social science research." Paper delivered at National Special Education Research Conference. Espoo, Finland, June 2007.
  • "Interest group effectiveness in three decades of national special education policy." Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 2007.
  • "The effect of Finland's intervention model on prevalence of students with disabilities." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 2007.

Publications:

  • "Politics of passion: Collective action from pain and loss." American Journal of Education. Vol. 113 No. 4 August 2007. 577-604.
  • "PL 94-142: Policy, evolution, and a landscape shift." Issues in Teacher Education. Vol. 16 No. 2 2007. 7-18.
  • ""Was it worth it? You bet". Life stories about the impact of PL 94-142.." with J. Leafstedt, F. Arner-Costello, A. Hardy, B. Korenstein, M. Medina, E. Medina, A. Murray, and A. Regester. Issues in Teacher Education. Vol. 16 No. 2 2007. 19-32.
  • "Early intervention systems of care for Latino families and their young children with special needs: Salient themes and guiding implications." with M. Denney and Y. Okamoto. Infants & Young Children. Vol. 20 No. 4 2007. 326-335.

Other Activities:

  • Docent (Senior Honorary Lecturer). Åbo Akademi i Vasa, Finland. 2007.

2006

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Programme of International Student Achievement and Special Education: Comparative Analysis Between Finland and the US." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at Annual Conference of Finnish Educational Research Association. Oulu, Finland, November 2006.
  • "Parent Mobilization in Special Education Politics in the US." Presented to University of Turku. Finland. November 2006.
  • "The Unintended Policy Consequences of No Child Left Behind Act." Presented to Ventura County Leadership Academy. Camarillo, CA. October 2006.
  • "Politics of Passion: Collective Action from Pain and Loss." Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association. San Fransisco, CA, April 2006.
  • "An Analysis of Accountability Policies in Finland and the United States." with M. Jahnukainen. Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association. San Fransisco, CA, April 2006.

Publications:

  • "An analysis of accountability policies in Finland and the United States." with M. Jahnukainen. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education. Vol. 54 No. 1 March 2007. 5-23.

Other Activities:

  • Docent (Senior Honorary Lecturer, Permanent). University of Turku, Finland. 2007.
  • Peer Reviewer/Judge of Proposals. "American Educational Research Association 2007 Conference." Politics of Education Association. 2006.

2005

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "PL 94-142: The Policy History, Evolution, and Landscape Shift." Presented to CSUCI as part of a Statewide Commemoration of PL 94-142. CSUCI. November 2005.

Publications:

  • "Vanhempienryhmät USA:n erityisopetuspolitiikassa [The role of parent advocacy groups in the U.S. special education policy].." Yhteiskuntapolitiikka [Finnish Journal of Social Policy],. Vol. 5 2005. 529 - 534.

Other Activities:

  • Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner, 2004-2006. American Educational Research Association, Politics of Education Division. 2005.