CHAPTER XI - ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  Snowed in / Helsinki / 9 Jan 2016

Snowed in / Helsinki / 9 Jan 2016

  1. INTRODUCTION

  2. INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

  3. VERY SPECIAL THANKS

  4. SPECIAL THANKS

  5. SCHOOLS

  Castle walls in winter / Turku / 22 Jan 2016

Castle walls in winter / Turku / 22 Jan 2016

INTRODUCTION

There are many people, partner organizations, teachers, schools and students to thank. My experience in Finland would have been lesser and my research would have been woefully inadequate without their assistance. If you find any value in the work here, equal credit is due to them.

I must especially thank The Institute on International Education, the Fulbright Program, and the Fulbright Center Finland for deeming my research question worthy and inviting me to Finland. Additionally, I need to thank the San Rafael Federation of Teachers and the School Board of San Rafael City Schools for permitting and supporting my sabbatical. Additionally, I must thank Petteri Granat, Jan Löfström, and Jukka Rantala, without whom I would have been all but unable to complete my research. Of course, Jenna Grimley gets the most special thanks, but she knows that.

Those not listed below are not due any less thanks. There are more people to thank for help than there are hours in the day. Thank you.

  Palette at Suomenlinna / Helsinki / 24 Jan 2016

Palette at Suomenlinna / Helsinki / 24 Jan 2016

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

  • Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C.
  • The Fulbright Center Finland and Executive Director Terhi Mölsä
  • The Fulbright Program and the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Institute on International Education
  • San Rafael Federation of Teachers
  • San Rafael City Schools School Board
  • San Rafael City Schools Superintendent Michael Watenpaugh
  • Terra Linda High School Principal Katy Dunlap
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Helsinki Department of Teacher Education
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Embassy Helsinki and Ambassador Charles Adams
  Out the window of the Turku castle / Turku / 22 Jan 2016

Out the window of the Turku castle / Turku / 22 Jan 2016

 VERY SPECIAL THANKS

  • Holly Emert
  • Petteri Granat and Juuli Hakkarainen
  • Jenna Grimley
  • Ritva Holsti
  • Maija Kettunen
  • Karoliina Kokko
  • Johanna Lahti
  • Jan Löfström
  • Suzanne Louis
  • Harriet MacLean
  • Simo Mikkonen and Family
  • Mirka McIntire
  • Terhi Mölsä
  • Tarja Mykrä and Family
  • Raji Pandya
  • Taru Pohtola
  • Jukka Rantala and Family
  • Angelica Serna
  • Becky Zook
  Embroidered Ode to Joy at Kiasma / Helsinki / 20 Jan 2016

Embroidered Ode to Joy at Kiasma / Helsinki / 20 Jan 2016

 SPECIAL THANKS

  • American Resource Center at the Univesity of Helsinki Library
  • Emma Armstrong
  • Mika Aromaki
  • Annie Catherine and Family
  • Jen Chavez-Miller
  • Kelly Day
  • Erin Dowding
  • Massimo Fichera
  • Päivi Hakulinen
  • Eena Hämäläinen
  • Meghan Hanson-Peters and Family
  • Susie Hatmaker
  • Helsinki Finnish-American Society
  • Samuel Hinkkanen
  • Liisa Holmberg
  • Annukka Huttunen
  • Saara Ikonen
  • Jaakko Kauko
  • Kalevi Kurronen
  • Karen Lee
  • Reeta Maria
  • Mika Orenius
  • Anna Marquardt
  • Liz Radday and Family
  • Eeva Rantala
  • Alistair Ross
  • Siida, the Sámi Museum
  • Jari Salminen
  • John Self
  • Leena Semi
  • Veikko and Leena Sillanpaa
  • Pia Skyttä
  • Katie Thomas
  • Sirpa Tuomainen
  • Katariina Vihervalli
  • Petter Wallenius
  • Patrick Walsh and Family
  Doors to the old hydroelectric plant in Arabia / Helsinki / 10 Apr 2016

Doors to the old hydroelectric plant in Arabia / Helsinki / 10 Apr 2016

SCHOOLS

  • Arabia Comprehensive School
  • Grundskolan Norsen
  • Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
  • Martinlaakson Lukio
  • Mercuria Kauppiaitten Kauppaoppilaitos
  • The New Helsinki Coeducational School
  • Normal Lyceum of Helsinki
  • Normal School attached to University of Eastern Finland
  • Itä-Suomen Koulu
  • Kulosaari Secondary School
  • Lempäälän Lukio
  • Sami Education Institute
  • Seinäjoeni Lukio
  • Sibelius Lukio
  • Tampereen Yhteiskoulon Lukio
  • Tapiolan Lukio
  • Tehtaanpuiston yläaste
  • Vaskuvuoren Lukio
  • Viikki Teacher Training Lukio
  Cafe Aalto inside the Akateminen Kirjakauppa / Helsinki / 11 Jan 2016 / Photo: Jenna Grimley

Cafe Aalto inside the Akateminen Kirjakauppa / Helsinki / 11 Jan 2016 / Photo: Jenna Grimley

ALL VIEWS AND INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN ARE MY OWN AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM OR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.