I work as a postdoctoral researcher in Tampere University, Faculty of Education and Culture. My research interests include school development, curriculum reform, teacher learning and teacher agency. Currently I work in the Early Career Teachers’ Professional Agency Across Four European countries research project funded by the Academy of Finland. My doctoral dissertation examined coherence making in national curriculum reform and was related to the “School matters” research project.

Latest publications

Siurua, L.-E., Pyhältö, K., Pietarinen, J., Sullanmaa, J., & Soini, T. (2020). Kohti uutta perusopetuksen opetussuunnitelmaa – opetussuunnitelmatyö paikallisten toimijoiden kokemana. Hallinnon Tutkimus, 39(2), 103–121.

Sullanmaa, J. (2020). Coherence making in large-scale curriculum reform: How do educational stakeholders perceive curriculum coherence and why does it matter? Doctoral dissertation. Helsinki Studies in Education, 72. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Sullanmaa, J., Pyhältö, K., Soini, T. & Pietarinen, J. (2019). Trajectories of teachers’ perceived curriculum coherence  in the context of Finnish core curriculum reform. Curriculum and Teaching, 34(1), 27-49.


Twitter: @JSullanmaa

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4977-2426