Charlotta Järf

Charlotta Järf is in charge of the communications and marketing activities for JustEd, The Nordic Centre of Excellence, an international research network with 14 partner universities in 8 countries.

With ten years of professional experience in Communications and Marketing, and five years as a TV, radio and newspaper journalist, Charlotta has a practical set of skills in strategical communications, PR, social media, graphic design, video and content production.

JustEd panel discussion 20.7.2018:
Equal opportunities or predestined future?

JustEd panel discussion 20.7.2018: <br>Equal opportunities or predestined future?

  Finland is usually considered a welfare society and an ideal paragon of equality, where everybody has equal opportunities to education and the ability to pursue the vocation and career of their choice. But in reality, do we actually have equal access to education in Finland or is this a false assumption? PANEL DISCUSSION at […]

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JustEd wishes everyone a happy Helsinki Pride week!

By on 28.06.2018 in Research findings
JustEd wishes everyone a happy Helsinki Pride week!

“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.” (Tennessee Williams) At the University of Helsinki the colorful rainbow flag can be seen everywhere during Pride week. JustEd member and gender researcher Jukka Lehtonen comments on sexual and gender rights […]

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JustEd panel discussion on equal opportunities in education in Finland

JustEd panel discussion on equal opportunities in education in Finland

Do we really have equal access to education in Finland or is that a false assumption? To what degree can we influence our own future and how much does our parents’ socioeconomic situation, in terms of health, wealth, educational level and profession, influence our options in life? In July, JustEd is arranging a panel discussion scrutinizing […]

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New handbook of ethnography of education co-edited by JustEd members

By on 25.06.2018 in Publications
New handbook of ethnography of education co-edited by JustEd members

Have you already checked out the new Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education? The handbook has been co-edited by JustEd members and brings together an international group of writers offering a critical reflection on educational ethnography as it is being theorized and practiced today – from rural and remote settings to virtual and visual posts. […]

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‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

We are delighted to announce that JustEd team leader Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg) just received an award for his article ‘Whose justice is this! Capitalism, class and education justice and inclusion in the Nordic countries: race, space and class history’. The article was chosen as one of two runners up for the award of […]

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“Interaction is the most important element of learning”

By on 18.06.2018 in Awards
“Interaction is the most important element of learning”

JustEd researcher and Associate Professor Jaakko Kauko just received the annual ‘Teacher of the Year Award’ at the University of Tampere. According to his students, Kauko is an inspiring teacher who knows how to encounter students as individuals. He is known for emphasizing the importance of dialogue in his tuition challenging the students. “I teach […]

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JustEd researchers supporting youth
at risk of social exclusion

JustEd researchers supporting youth <br> at risk of social exclusion

In Sweden, JustEd members are currently working on a new research collaboration project funded by the Swedish research council. The project ‘On the move’ put interest in students at risk of not being eligible for one of the Swedish upper secondary programs. The aim is to strengthen the educational and professional opportunities for students without […]

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Academy of Finland granted JustEd research team 480.000 euros

By on 07.06.2018 in Funding
Academy of Finland granted JustEd research team 480.000 euros

  A team of JustEd researchers just received a grant of 480.000 euros from the Academy of Finland. The aim of the project ‘Local Educational Ethos’ is to study well-performing comprehensive schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods in metropolitan Helsinki, investigating how schools can fight the problems of segregation and alleviate the effects of local disadvantage to […]

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“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

JustEd director, professor Gunilla Holm and JustEd team leader, dean Fritjof Sahlström discuss marginalisation and discrimination in Nordic schools in a recent interview article in Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL), the biggest Swedish-language newspaper in Finland. “Marginalisation, discrimination and exclusion are common in Nordic schools. In order to make a change we need  to address these issues both on a political and practical […]

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JustEd policy implications: Promoting social justice in education through policy making in the Nordics

JustEd policy implications: Promoting social justice in education through policy making in the Nordics

Based on a synthesis of years of research, JustEd researchers just published a set of policy implications for the Nordic countries. The researchers are appealing to policymakers to adjust educational policies and curricula to explicitly address and counteract social segregation, marginalization, discrimination, and exclusion in the educational system in order to promote equity in education. […]

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