Challenging ‘common sense’ at Nordic youth conference

Challenging ‘common sense’ at Nordic youth conference

“This is an excellent opportunity for us to share our research and exchange knowledge with an active and engaged group of Nordic youths,” says Fritjof Sahlström, JustEd team leader and Professor, Åbo Akademi. Together with several top researchers from the JustEd centre, Fritjof will lead a special 7 hour long workshop on social justice and social […]

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Call for papers: seminar on disability and post-compulsory education

Call for papers: seminar on disability and post-compulsory education

Disability studies in education have been on the agenda especially by researchers in the JustEd team 4, and as a resault of the collaboration researchers are now invited to a working seminar aiming to a refereed publication. The seminar is organized to wrap up the work done in JustEd on post-compulsory education for disabled people. The seminar […]

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Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

“Students in upper secondary educational institutions need to be more involved in the gender equality planning,” says JustEd member Elina Ikävalko, who will defend her dissertation on 2 September at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. Currently, gender equality planning at upper secondary institutions, both general and vocational, is mostly focused on the […]

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

“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

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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

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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”

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“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

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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

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

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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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