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    Teachers' Perceptions of Moral Dilemmas at School.Kirsi Tirri - 1999 - Journal of Moral Education 28 (1):31-47.
    This article discusses the importance of professional morality in teachers' everyday work at school. Different aspects of morality are explored in the framework of the ethos model identified by Fritz Oser. The empirical findings of the moral dilemmas identified by teachers and their solving strategies are explored using both qualitative and quantitative data-gathering methods. Special interest is shown in the principles in teachers' arguments justifying their actions. Teachers' reasoning in solving moral dilemmas is investigated with the help of field-invariant and (...)
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    The Implications of Teachers’ Implicit Theories for Moral Education: A Case Study From Finland.Inkeri Rissanen, Elina Kuusisto, Eija Hanhimäki & Kirsi Tirri - 2018 - Journal of Moral Education 47 (1):63-77.
    Implicit theories concerning the malleability of human qualities are known to have a powerful impact on motivation and learning, but their role in moral education is an under-researched topic. In this qualitative case study, we examined the impact of implicit theories on four Finnish teachers’ practices of teaching morally and in teaching morality. The data include preliminary and stimulated recall interviews as well as classroom observations. Our results demonstrate the multiple ways in which teachers’ implicit beliefs are communicated to students (...)
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    Life Purposes of Iranian Secondary School Students.Nasibeh Hedayati, Elina Kuusisto, Khalil Gholami & Kirsi Tirri - 2017 - Journal of Moral Education 46 (3):283-294.
    This article examines Iranian secondary students’ life purposes. Economic and hedonistic life goals were the most valued. Relationships in terms of having a family and children were also appreciated. In the students’ views, religiousness was associated with social goals such as helping others in need and volunteering in the community. Gender differences in students’ life goals occurred only in aesthetic goals, which applied more to girls than to boys. K-Cluster analysis identified four purpose profiles: self-oriented dabblers, beyond-the-self dreamers, self-oriented life (...)
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    Peer Feedback Reflects the Mindset and Academic Motivation of Learners.Junfeng Zhang, Elina Kuusisto, Petri Nokelainen & Kirsi Tirri - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Teachers' Ethical Choices in Sociomoral Settings.Jukka Husu & Kirsi Tirri - 2001 - Journal of Moral Education 30 (4):361-375.
    This article discusses ethical dilemmas in early childhood education as identified by kindergarten and elementary school teachers (N = 26). Ethical dilemmas are investigated in the theoretical framework of moral relevance and moral conflict (Wallace 1988). Professional ethics challenges teachers to collaborate with colleagues and parents. The empirical findings present conflicts between teachers and parents, collegial conflicts between teachers, and cultural conflicts in the community. The method used in the study is a relational reading of teachers' narratives. Interpretative accounts are (...)
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    Adolescent Moral Motivations for Civic Engagement: Clues to the Political Gender Gap?Heather Malin, Kirsi Tirri & Indrawati Liauw - 2015 - Journal of Moral Education 44 (1):34-50.
    This study explored gender differences in moral motivations and civic engagement among adolescents to add to existing explanations for the gender gap in political engagement in the US. We examined moral motivations for civic engagement in a sample of 1578 high school seniors, using a mixed-methods analysis of survey and interview data. Multiple regression confirmed that girls were more civically involved and expressed greater future civic intention. However, analysis of motivations suggested that differences in moral motivations might impact ongoing political (...)
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    The Role of Digital School-Home Communication in Teacher Well-Being.Anne-Mari Kuusimäki, Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara & Kirsi Tirri - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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    Life Goals of Finnish Social Services Students.Niina Manninen, Elina Kuusisto & Kirsi Tirri - 2018 - Journal of Moral Education 47 (2):175-185.
    This exploratory mixed methods case study examines the life goals of Finnish social services students and whether they justify their goals with self- or other-focused reasoning. Purpose is understood as reflecting the students’ life goals that benefit not only oneself but also others. On the basis of this study, close relationships, pursuit of happiness, self-actualization and hedonistic goals described these students’ life goals. Most of the students justified their goals through self-benefits only. One-fifth of the students found purpose in familial (...)
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  9. Ethical Sensitivity of Finnish and Estonian Teachers.Rina Ronkainen, Elina Kuusisto, Eve Eisenschmidt & Kirsi Tirri - forthcoming - Journal of Moral Education:1-17.
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