My research focusses on the interplay between education policy and practice, with a specific focus on agency and autonomy. Recently I have explored teachers’ work comparatively in a number of European countries.
I joined the MU Department of Education from Trinity College Dublin, where I worked as Assistant Professor. My PhD was awarded by the University of Manchester and I studied in the University of Helsinki for my BA and MA degrees. Prior to my academic career, I taught in primary and secondary schools in Finland, Switzerland and England.
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2022||Burke, J; Kinnarney, P; Salokangas, M (2022) ''Split in all directions': an exploration of the impact of wellbeing and daily responsibilities on post-primary school leaders' perceived stress'. School Leadership and Management, . [DOI]|
|2020||Salokangas M.; Wermke W. (2020) 'Unpacking autonomy for empirical comparative investigation'. Oxford Review of Education, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2020||Salokangas M.; Wermke W.; Harvey G. (2020) 'Teachers’ autonomy deconstructed: Irish and Finnish teachers’ perceptions of decision-making and control'. European Educational Research Journal, 19 (4):329-350. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2020||Skerritt C.; Salokangas M. (2020) 'Patterns and paths towards privatisation in Ireland'. Journal Of Educational Administration And History, 52 (1):84-99. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2020||Ainscow M.; Salokangas M. (2020) 'The English School Reforms: Competition, Innovation and Fragmentation'. Education In The Asia-Pacific Region, 52 :61-76. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2019||Wermke W.; Olason Rick S.; Salokangas M. (2019) 'Decision-making and control: perceived autonomy of teachers in Germany and Sweden'. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 51 (3):306-325. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2015||Salokangas M.; Kauko J. (2015) 'Borrowing finnish PISA success? Critical reflections from the perspective of the lender'. Educacao e Pesquisa, 41 (Specialissue):1353-1364. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2015||Kauko J.; Salokangas M. (2015) 'The evaluation and steering of English academy schools through inspection and examinations: National visions and local practices'. British Educational Research Journal, 41 (6):1108-1124. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2014||McGinity R.; Salokangas M. (2014) 'Introduction: 'embedded research' as an approach into academia for emerging researchers'. Management in Education, 28 (1):3-5. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2014||McGinity R.; Salokangas M. (2014) 'Concluding remarks'. Management in Education, 28 (1):29-32. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2014||Salokangas M.; Chapman C. (2014) 'Exploring governance in two chains of academy schools: A comparative case study'. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 42 (3):372-386. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2012||Chapman C.; Salokangas M. (2012) 'Independent state-funded schools: Some reflections on recent developments'. School Leadership and Management, 32 (5):476-483. [DOI] [Full-Text]|