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Senior Researcher, INVEST Research Flagship Centre
INVEST Research Flagship Center


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Areas of expertise

Second language acquisition
linguistically and culturally responsive education
Finnish language learning
singing as a language teaching method
multilingualism, teachers' beliefs and practices


Jenni Alisaari has been working in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Turku, Finland 2013-2020. She has been teaching pre-service and in-service teachers on linguistically and culturally diverse education. Since fall 2020, she is working as a researcher in INVEST Research Flagship Center.
Her main areas of research include linguistically and culturally responsive teaching, advocating multilingualism, language learning, and especially language learning by singing, the method that can be used especially with illiterate immigrants. 

Alisaari has been training teachers and teacher students at different educational levels: early childhood education, primary school, secondary school, upper-secondary school, vocational training and adult education. She has also been involved with curriculum design in national and municipal level in Finland.


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Mother tongue education in four Nordic countries - problem, right or resource? (2023)

Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies
Alisaari Jenni, Straszer Boglárka, Reath Warren Anne, Pesonen Sari, Kekki Niina, Iversen Jonas Yassin, Heikkola Leena Maria, Harju-Autti Raisa, Dewilde Joke, Daugaard Line Møller, Yli-Jokipii Maija

(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))