Professor Risto Rinne, University of Turku
Risto Rinne is professor of education, vice-dean (research) in the faculty of education and head in the department of education as well as in the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education (CELE) at the University of Turku. He is also the director of The Finnish Multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Network on Educational Sciences (FinEd) and a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Rinne has published over 500 scientific publications. His main interests include sociology of education, international comparative education, educational policy and history of education as well as the field of transmission the educational knowledge base in Europe and globally.
Recent publications include eg. Shifting discourses of equality and equity of basic education: an analysis of national policy documents in China (2018) Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy , 4(3), 168-179; Changing expertise and the state (Politics of Quality in Education: Routledge 2018, 91-114); Cultural Capital, Equality and Diversifying Education. (2017) In K. Kantasalmi & G. Holm (Eds.) The State, Schooling, and Identity: Diversifying education in Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 149-172.; The paradox of educational race – How to win the ranking game by sailing to headwind (Journal of Education Policy, 2013), National policy brokering and the construction of the European education space in England, Sweden, Finland and Scotland (Comparative Education, 2011), Changing spatial and social relations in education in Europe (Routledge, 2011), Education Politics and Contingency: Belief, status and trust behind the Finnish PISA miracle (Sense Publisher, 2011), Das Bildungsminimum. Konzeptionelle Varianten und Realitätskonstruktionen – Deutschland und Finnland im Vergleich (Bildung und Erziehung, 2009), Abdication of the Education State or Just Shifting Responsibilities? (Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2002), Changing the tide of education policy in Finland: From Nordic to EU educational policy model (Routledge, 2009), The growing supranational impacts of the OECD and the EU on national educational policies (Policy Futures in Education, 2008).