Elina Lehtomäki

Elina Lehtomäki

PhD

Professor of global education

Biography

My research interests include global education and learning, social meaning of education, equity and inclusion in and through education, cross-cultural collaboration, and internationalization in higher education. I chair the University of Oulu multidisciplinary working group on sustainable development, co-chair the Global Education Research in Finland network, participate in the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture working group on internationalization of higher education, and the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID). and the advisory board of the international Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL). 

 

Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL) Early Career Researchers Conference, 11-12 June 2020, Oulu 

 

 

Research interests

  • Progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Global education and global responsibility in higher education
  • International expertise in education
  • Social meaning of education and learning
  • Cultures in education and learning

Recent publications

Lehtomäki, E. & Rajala, A. (2020). Global education research in Finland. In D. Bourn (ed.) The Bloomsbury Handbook for Global Education and Learning. London: Bloomsbury.

Posti-Ahokas, H., Moate, J. & Lehtomäki, E. (2020). How higher education students negotiate global responsibility in education? In D. Bourn (ed.) The Bloomsbury Handbook for Global Education and Learning. London: Bloomsbury.

Bekele, Y., Proyer, M. & Lehtomäki, E. (2020). The Jagged Road to an Uncertain Future: Ethiopian Female University Students with Disabilities. In Ndofirepi, A. P. & Musengi, M. (Eds). Inclusion as Social Justice in Sub-Saharan African Higher Education. Johannesburg, RSA: Brill & Sense.

Lehtomäki, E., Moate, J. & Posti-Ahokas, H. (2019). Towards global responsibility in higher education students’ cross-cultural dialogues. European Educational Research Journal, 18(2), 218-233.

Rajala, A., & Lehtomäki, E. (2019). Mitä on globaalikasvatuksen tutkimus. Kasvatus, 50(5), 427-429. [What is global education and learning research. The Finnish Journal of Educational Research.]

Lehtomäki, E., Okkolin, M-A. & Matonya, M. (2018). Addressing Disability and Gender in Education Development  - Global Policies, Local Strategies. In Chataika, T. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Disability in Southern Africa (pp. 224 – 235). London: Routledge.

Okkolin, M.-A., Koskela, T. & Lehtomäki, E. (2018) Koulutustutkimus ja vastuullisuus – mission impossible? Kasvatus, 155 (5), 400-414. [In Finnish. Educational research and responsibility – mission impossible? The Finnish Educational Research Journal.]  

Juma, S., Lehtomäki, E., & Naukkarinen, A. (2017). Developing inclusive pre-service and in-service teacher education: Insights from Zanzibar primary school teachers. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 13(3), 67-87.

Lehtomäki, E., Janhonen-Abruquah, H. & Kahangwa, G. (Eds.) (2017). Culturally Responsive Education: Reflections from the Global South and North. Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development. London: Routledge.

Holm, G. & Lehtomäki, E. (2017). Culturally responsive qualitative research: Issues and ethics. In Lehtomäki, E., Janhonen-Abruquah, H. & Kahangwa, G. (Eds.) Culturally Responsive Education: Reflections from the Global South and North. Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development. London: Routledge.

Janhonen-Abruquah, H., Lehtomäki, E. & Kahangwa, G. (2017). Culturally responsive education: from vision to practice. In Lehtomäki, E., Janhonen-Abruquah, H. & Kahangwa, G. (Eds.). Culturally Responsive Education: Reflections from the Global South and North. Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development (pp. 3–13). London: Routledge.

Nketsia, W., Juma, S., Malle, A.Y., Pirttimaa, R. & Lehtomäki, E. (2017). Dialogues on Culture(s) of Inclusion between African and Finnish Educators. In Lehtomäki, E., Janhonen-Abruquah, H. & Kahangwa, G. (Eds.). Culturally Responsive Education: Reflections from the Global South and North. Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development. London: Routledge.

Juma, S., Lehtomäki, E. & Naukkarinen, A. (2017). Scaffolding teachers to foster inclusive pedagogy and presence through collaborative action research. Educational Action Research. DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2016.1266957.

Lehtomäki, E., Moate, J. & Posti-Ahokas, H. (2016). Global Connectedness in Higher Education: Student voices on the value of cross-cultural learning dialogue. Studies in Higher Education, 41 (11), 2011­­–2027. Doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1007943. Open access.

Katsui, H., Lehtomäki, E., Yehualawork Malle, A. & Chalklen, S. (2016). Questioning human rights: The case of education for children and youth with disabilities in Ethiopia. In S. Grech & K. Soldatic (Eds) Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook (pp. 187 – 198). Amsterdam, NL: Springer.

Juma, S. & Lehtomäki, E. (2016). Moving towards inclusion: how Zanzibar succeeds in transforming its education system?, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20 (6), 673-684. Doi: 10.1080/13603116.2015.1111442.

Mulat, M.G., Savolainen, H., Lehtomäki, E. & Kuorelahti, M. (2016).The Self-Concept of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and Hearing Students. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 21 (4), 345-351. Doi:10.1093/deafed/enw041.

Lehtomäki, E., Posti-Ahokas, H. & Moate, J. (2015). Meaningful internationalisation at home: Education students' voices on the value of cross-cultural learning dialogue. In M. Kricke & Kürten, L. (Eds.) Internationalisierung der LehrerInnenbildung [In German. Internationalisation of Teacher Education] (pp. 101–111). Münster: Waxmann.

Lehtomäki, E. & Hukkanen, S. (2015). Girls and women with [dis]abilities in Tanzania claim their right to education. In Kiuppis, F. & Sarromaa Hausstätter, R. (Eds.) Inclusive education twenty years with Salamanca (pp. 231–249). New York: Peter Lang.

Polso, J., Lehtomäki, E. & Aaltio, I. (2015). Quality Education across Borders: The role of education export in the Gulf region. In Joubert, R., Björk, L.G. & Browne-Ferrigno, T. (Eds.) International Education Reform and Quality Education (pp. 63–72). Pretoria: Inter-university Centre for Education Law, Education Leadership and Education Policy (CELP).

Lehtomäki, E. (2014). Globaali dialogi: mobiili oppiminen osana tulevaisuuttamme. [Global dialogue: mobile learning as part of our future. In Finnish.] Kasvatus, 45(5), 469–470.

Okkolin, M.-A., Lehtomäki, E. & Räsänen, R. (2014). Inhimilliset toimintamahdollisuudet oikeudenmukaisuuden ja tasa-arvon kriteereinä. [Human capabilities as criteria for justice and equality. In Finnish.] Aikuiskasvatus, 34(4), 292–295.

Janhonen-Abruquah, H., Posti-Ahokas, H., Palojoki, P. & Lehtomäki, E. (2014). Developing Learning Games for Culturally Responsive Home Economics Learning. International Journal of Home Economics 7 (2), 2-16.

Lehtomäki, E., Janhonen-Abruquah, H., Tuomi, M. T., Okkolin, M. A., Posti-Ahokas, H. & Palojoki, P. (2014). Research to engage voices on the ground in educational development. International Journal of Educational Development, 35, 37–43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2013.01.003.

Research groups

  • EDGE