Gender in Education: A Collection of Educational Research in the Nordic Countries

Gender in Education: A Collection of Educational Research in the Nordic Countries

Gender in education is often a controversial topic. It is discussed at many levels in the society, but an existing body of research literature can sometimes be difficult to locate. The GENTE website offers a collection of parts of the research that have been conducted in the field of gender and education in the Nordic countries. Check […]

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“Teacher-student interaction in writing exercises contributes to social justice”

“Teacher-student interaction in writing exercises contributes to social justice”

They show models of how to write, they introduce writing strategies and they give suggestions and support during writing exercises. All in all, Norwegian language arts teachers seem to be doing almost everything right in the classrooms when it comes to sustained writing exercises. Usually, research on writing skills takes place outside the classroom, asking […]

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Vocational programs fostering unequal citizens?

By on 03.12.2018 in Research findings
Vocational programs fostering unequal citizens?

What kind of citizen is fostered in the vocational programs and how is it impacting and constructing power relations related to class and gender? A team of researchers compared the vocational and academic programs in Sweden and found some problematic trends when it comes to social justice in education. JustEd researcher Mattias Nylund has been […]

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Intercultural bilingual teacher education in support of epistemological justice

By on 26.11.2018 in PhD thesis
Intercultural bilingual teacher education in support of epistemological justice

JustEd Coordinator Tuija Veintie defended her doctoral dissertation “Revival and regeneration of Indigenous knowledge in intercultural bilingual teacher education – A study in the Ecuadorian Amazonia” on Friday 23 November 2018 at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. Professor Regina Cortina from Teachers College, Columbia University served as opponent and Professor Gunilla Holm […]

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Emerging segregation in schools in Iceland

By on 16.10.2018 in Research findings
Emerging segregation in schools in Iceland

The Nordic model seems to be in trouble in Iceland. The democratic school for all, where everybody is supposed to have equal rights and opportunities, is challenged by segregation trends. Differences in schools’ economical or cultural capital are becoming increasingly common. A school is no longer just a school, but a trademark. To attract the […]

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Open lecture: Ethnographic research in VET and on youth transitions with the perspectives of social class, gender and ethnicity

By on 08.10.2018 in Uncategorized
Open lecture: Ethnographic research in VET and on youth transitions with the perspectives of social class, gender and ethnicity

Welcome to attend open lecture by Associate Professor Per-Åke Rosvall, Umeå University, in University of Helsinki on Thursday 11 October Visiting scholar Per-Åke Rosvall has since 2007 been part of several projects with an ethnographic approach and with focus on young people’s education and transitions. This presentation will especially focus three projects funded by the […]

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“Sorting out students with ‘special needs’ has long-term consequences for their lives”

By on 24.09.2018 in Research findings
“Sorting out students with ‘special needs’ has long-term consequences for their lives”

Sweden is expected to provide ‘a common school for all’. However, research shows that the Swedish society has failed in some aspects in creating equal opportunities in working life and further education. Young adults with intellectual disabilities or students with other difficulties in school are facing long-term consequences.   The ability of the Swedish educational […]

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JustEd doctoral students’ key takeaways from ECER 2018

By on 18.09.2018 in Conferences, PhD thesis
JustEd doctoral students’ key takeaways from ECER 2018

Did you attend ECER 2018 in Bolzano, Italy? So did many of JustEd’s PhD students from the University of Helsinki – we asked them about their biggest key takeaways and the overall experiences from the conference. For Ida Hummelstedt-Djedou, the conference provided a marvelous opportunity to connect on both a professional and social level: “It […]

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Multicultural events – reinforcing differences or building bridges?

By on 13.09.2018 in Research findings
Multicultural events – reinforcing differences or building bridges?

Many schools and municipalities organize multicultural events to celebrate cultural diversity with food, dance and national costumes. Whereas participants are very enthusiastic, the research community is usually critical, arguing that the events may further division between people from different cultures. JustEd researcher Joke Dewilde wanted to investigate the matter from a new angle. Multicultural events […]

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Doctoral student positions available in project related to social justice in education

By on 03.08.2018 in PhD thesis
Doctoral student positions available in project related to social justice in education

The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of 1-2 doctoral students for a fixed term of two years beginning on 1 January 2019 (or starting point as agreed). The doctoral students will be involved in the project ‘Local Educational Ethos: a study on well-performing comprehensive schools in disadvantaged neighbourhoods […]

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