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Tallinn University (TLU)
Social work institute

 Contact details
Contact personDr Mare Leino
associate professor of social pedagogy 
StreetSytiste street 19A - 99 
Address 13419 - Tallinn (Estonia) 
Phone+ 372 58250857 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Social work

 Brief description of your activity focus
The main field is social pedagogy, and children with behavior and learning difficulties; also gender study; qualitative research methods.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
I am a doctor of philosophy in social work; master of pedagogy; special teacher; and the very first diploma was about journalism.

I worked as sociologist at Computer Centre of Radio&TV and at Ministry of Education.

Now I am a associate professor at Tallinn University, where I teach three subjects: social pedagogy; children with special needs;
research methods (specially qualitative methods).

The method of my Ph.D. was educational ethnography, which I use till now in research projects where I have been involved.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Societal trends and lifestyles

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleSchool as developmental environment and students coping
Specific Themestudents well being in school (on general educational level)
CoordinatorProf. Marika Veisson
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleEast-East project between Estonia, Poland, Hungary
Specific ThemeComparison of social problems
Project #3
Project TypeNational
Project TitleProblem boys or wrong temperament
Specific Themegender study
Project #4
Project TypeNational
Project TitleThe activity as therapy
Specific Themesocial pedagogical activities
Project #5
Project TypeNational
Project TitleSchool support
Specific Themehow to support problem children at ordinary school
CoordinatorEne Pill

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
I participated during 1998-2002 in University of Helsinki (Educational Faculty) in the project of Educational Ethnography (coordinated
by prof. Elina Lahelma).

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