“This is a good read for anyone interested in knowing ‘what’s going on’ in the Finnish field of urban studies in education”

By on 19.08.2016 in Dissemination, Publications with 0 Comments
“This is a good read for anyone interested in knowing ‘what’s going on’ in the Finnish field of urban studies in education”

JustEd members Sonja Kosunen and Piia Seppänen have together with Venla Bernelius edited a special issue of the Finnish Journal of Education (Kasvatus) on school choice, urban schooling and educational outcomes. Researchers from several different fields and universities have joined forces in creating bridges between different disciplines and research traditions in this special issue of the journal. “There are dramatic variations in […]

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Focus on social justice issues and teacher activism at JustEd’s third summer school

By on 08.08.2016 in Conferences, Guest lectures with 0 Comments
Focus on social justice issues and teacher activism at JustEd’s third summer school

The annual JustEd Summer School gathered approximately 50 researchers for an intense week in Gothenburg in early August. Excellent speakers delivered thought-provoking keynotes, senior researchers led interesting and challenging workshops and paper sessions for the 34 participating doctoral students. Assistant Professor Bree Picower, Montclair State University (USA) gave the first keynote speak on ‘Practice what you teach: social […]

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Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

By on 15.07.2016 in Guest lectures with 0 Comments
Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

“Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to “make a difference.” But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge,” asks Bree Picower. Picower is Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, USA, and will set […]

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“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

By on 13.07.2016 in PhD thesis with 0 Comments
“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

Our schools play an important role in the integration of young immigrant children  into our Nordic s0cieties shows Michael Lindblad’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Umeå. Michael has studied problematic school-to-work transitions among young immigrant people in Sweden. The good news are that it would not have taken much investment of resources and effort to have prevented school […]

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Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

By on 15.06.2016 in PhD thesis with 0 Comments
Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

“Considering how little we in fact know about teacher training’s impact on education, there seems to be a surprisingly strong tendency to think that teacher education is some sort of master key that can be easily used to change schools and society. Teacher education surely matters, but how and to what extent ­– that we […]

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The conference Bringing teacher education forward was a success

By on 14.06.2016 in Conferences, Dissemination with 0 Comments
The conference Bringing teacher education forward was a success

In the beginning of June, the conference Bringing teacher education forward at the University of Oslo, gathered over 200 researchers and professionals from 29 countries with the aim of bringing teacher education forward as a critical field of exploration. “The idea behind the conference for Norway’s Research Council was to bring forward five big projects […]

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Seminar: Whiteness, race and racialization in the Nordic countries with an emphasis on Sweden

By on 13.06.2016 in Guest lectures with 0 Comments
Seminar: Whiteness, race and racialization in the Nordic countries with an emphasis on Sweden

In order to understand processes of injustice and justice in education and in society at large, there is a need within educational research to widen the consciousness and conceptualization of race, racialization and education. This includes questioning norms and assumptions about whiteness or Westernness. Tobias Hübinette will give an open lecture and workshop on ‘Whiteness, […]

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Vocational education and training – ‘dead end’ or pathway to higher education?

By on 09.06.2016 in Dissemination with 0 Comments
Vocational education and training – ‘dead end’ or pathway to higher education?

Education in the Nordic countries share many basic values of equality and social inclusion, and have built strong free and public education systems. This is often seen as a common ‘Nordic model’ of education. However, this is not the case for vocational education and training (VET) at upper secondary level (grade 10–12, Norway: videregående skole, Sweden: […]

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JustEd Mobility Fellowship brings Ulpukka from Helsinki to Reykjavik

By on 05.06.2016 in Mobility with 0 Comments
JustEd Mobility Fellowship brings Ulpukka from Helsinki to Reykjavik

Currently, JustEd member and team leader Ulpukka Isopahkala, is visiting the University of Iceland, as part of the JustEd Mobility Fellowship. During June she will be positioned with the doctoral students and post-docs in Hamar in the School of Education. “My specific research topics include educational credentialing, age(ing) and gender, professional expertise, life course agency […]

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Many JustEd members presented at CESE 2016

By on 02.06.2016 in Conferences, Dissemination with 0 Comments
Many JustEd members presented at CESE 2016

Many JustEd members presented papers at the conference Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) 2016 in Glasgow, 30 May – 3 June: Ina Juva, Anna-Leena Riitaoja and Gunilla Holm, “Being outsiders and disempowered: marginalized youth”. Piia Seppänen and Alejandro Carrasco, “School Choice in Chile and Finland: policies undermine equity.” Anna-Leena Riitaoja, Gunilla Holm and Jenni Helakorpi, “Being prepared […]

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