Articles by JustEd members included in the new anthology Sociology of Education II

By on 23.02.2017 in Publications
Articles by JustEd members included in the new anthology Sociology of Education II

The new anthology Sociology of Education II bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Three JustEd members participate in the volume with articles, Professor Agnes Van Zanten, Professor Elisabet Öhrn and Associate Professor Kristiina Brunila. Sociology of Education II is a four-volume anthology of the very best […]

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Call for papers: Video pedagogies conference

By on 22.02.2017 in Calls, Conferences
Call for papers: Video pedagogies conference

Visuality is the focal point at the upcoming conference on video pedagogies, 17–18 June, at Aalborg University, Denmark. “We welcome all who take an interest in discussing and exploring video in resear and for education, and urge researchers to submit their papers before 20 March. We will produce peer reviewed conference proceedings and submissions of extended […]

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Is there a Nordic Model in education?

By on 22.02.2017 in Public dissemination
Is there a Nordic Model in education?

“We have struggled with the so-called Nordic Model in education over the past years, and we have no conclusive answer to whether such a model exists,” said Professor Gunilla Holm, Director of JustEd, in her keynote talk at the joint conference Nordic Education in Focus: Is there a Common Ground? in Stockholm 6–7 February. Top-notch Nordic researchers […]

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‘The Finnish case’ is explained in a new book on dynamics in education politics

By on 20.02.2017 in Publications
‘The Finnish case’ is explained in a new book on dynamics in education politics

Five JustEd members have joined forces in the attempt to understand and explain what is called “the Finnish case” in a new book on dynamics in education politics. The authors Professor Hannu Simola, the Universities of Turku and Helsinki, Associate Professor Jaakko Kauko, the University of Tampere, Lecturer Janne Varjo,  the University of Helsinki, Post-doctoral researcher […]

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Open lecture in Helsinki on gender equality in the Icelandic curriculum

By on 20.02.2017 in Guest lectures, Mobility
Open lecture in Helsinki on gender equality in the Icelandic curriculum

Professor Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, JustEd team leader of team 7, is visiting the University of Helsinki as a mobility fellow for two weeks from 20 February to 3 March. Towards the end of his visit, on Thursday 2 March, Ingólfur will give an open lecture on the challenges and opportunities of gender equality in the Icelandic Curriculum. […]

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New book on diversifying education in Europe

By on 17.02.2017 in Publications
New book on diversifying education in Europe

The title of this new book “The State, Schooling and Identity: Diversifying Education in Europe” cuts into the complexities of current educational endeavors.  Several JustEd members participate in this book which offers insights into the relationship between nation-state and education by problematizing and analyzing the assumed straightforwardness of the role of education and schooling. The editors […]

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Successful dissemination of research results to Nordic policy makers

By on 10.02.2017 in Conferences
Successful dissemination of research results to Nordic policy makers

Top-notch Nordic researchers in the field of education, among them many JustEd members, disseminated their newest research findings to 130 researchers and policy makers at a conference in Stockholm 6–7 February. The event was a joint conference of the Nordic and national educational research programmes, NordForsk’s ‘Education for Tomorrow’ being one of them. Professor Gunilla […]

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Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

By on 31.01.2017 in Uncategorized
Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

Entrance-examination-based competition for study positions in Finnish higher education is harsh, and nowadays fewer than one in four applicants are admitted according to Education Statistics Finland (2015). “The admission process seems to produce a socio-economically biased student body in Finnish universities, which of course contradicts the old Nordic principle of providing every applicant with equal […]

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Teacher and librarian partnership essential to literacy education

By on 20.01.2017 in Publications
Teacher and librarian partnership essential to literacy education

JustEd members Joron Pihl and Kristin Skinstad van der Kooij, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, have edited a book that eplores teacher and librarian partnership in literacy education, showing that such partnership are essential to literacy education in 21st century. The volume brings together leading scholars in educational research and literacy studies, and […]

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New book on the latest in research on urban education around the globe

By on 20.01.2017 in Publications
New book on the latest in research on urban education around the globe

JustEd team leaders and Professors Elisabet Öhrn, Lisbeth Lundahl and Sirpa Lappalainen have contributed with the latest research on urban education in the Nordic countries in the Second International Handbook of Urban Education (Springer), as well as JustEd members Anne-Lise Arnesen, Tarja Tolonen and Sonja Kosunen. Elisabet Öhrn and Gaby Weiner have edited the section on the Nordic […]

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