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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

“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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Apply for a postdoc position at the University of Helsinki

By on 23.07.2018 in PhD thesis
Apply for a postdoc position at the University of Helsinki

Are you interested in a postdoc position or do you know someone who is? At the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences, there are currently 10 postdoc positions open. The application deadline is the 1st of  October 2018. For more information and for applying, check out the link below: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/10-postdoctoral-researcher-positions-in-educational-sciences

Continue Reading »

JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

Last Friday’s SuomiAreena panel discussion, co-arranged by Justed, was highly thought provoking and displayed current inequalities in access to education in Finland. The panelists presented various future tools for furthering equity and equality for everyone in choosing the education and professional path of their liking. Assistant Professor Sonja Kosunen, University of Helsinki, represented JustEd in […]

Continue Reading »

Top