Content of education and training curricula, development of key competences
Vulnerable groups in education and training, ensuring inclusion and non-discrimination
Education and migration
Early school leaving, participation in education and training
Parental and stakeholders’ engagement, whole-school approach
Monitoring for equity and quality in education and training
Active citizenship and identity in education
Innovation and equity in education
Acquah, E. M., Alisaari, J., & Commins, N. L. (forthcoming, 2019). ‘Beginning and practicing teachers’ perspectives about linguistically and culturally diverse students’. In S. Hammer, K.M. Viesca, & N.L. Commins (Eds.) International Research on Content Teachers Working with Multilingual Learners: Policy, Perspectives, Preparation, Practice. Abingdon: Routledge.
Alisaari, J., Vigren, H. & Heikkola, L. M. (forthcoming, 2019). ‘How can inclusion be promoted through a linguistically responsive pedagogy?’ In S. Hammond & M. Sangster (Eds.) Perspectives on Educational Practice Around the World. Bloomsbury.
Alisaari, J., Vigren, H. & Mäkelä, Marja-Liisa (forthcoming, 2019). ‘Multilingualism as a resource: Policy changes in Finnish education’. In S. Hammer, K.M. Viesca, & N.L. Commins (Eds.) International Research on Content Teachers Working with Multilingual Learners: Policy, Perspectives, Preparation, Practice, Abingdon: Routledge.
Heikkola, Leena Maria & Alisaari, J. (in press). ‘Increasing fluency in L2 speaking with singing’. In Pekka Lintunen, Maarit Mutta & Pauliina Peltonen (Eds.) Fluency in SLA. Multilingual Matters.
Alisaari, J, Heikkola, L. M., Acquah, E. O. & Commins, N. (2019). Monolingual ideologies confronting multilingual realities. Finnish teachers’ beliefs about linguistic diversity. Teaching and Teacher Education 80, 48-58.
Alisaari J., Turunen Tiina, Kajamies Anu, Korpela Maria, Hurme Tarja-Riitta (2018). ‘Reading comprehension in digital and printed texts’. L1 – Educational Studies in Language and Literature.
Alisaari, J. (2016). Songs and poems in the second language classroom – The hidden potential of singing for developing writing fluency. Dissertation. Turun yliopiston julkaisuja, Annales Universitaris Turkuensis, B: 426.
Alisaari, J. & Heikkola, L. M. (2017): ‘Songs and poems in the language classroom: Teachers’ beliefs and practices’. Teaching and Teacher Education, 63, 231–242.