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 doctoral student sharing ideas on equity and inclusiveness in Nigeria

By on 04.01.2019 in Mobility, Workshop
JustEd doctoral student sharing ideas on equity and inclusiveness in Nigeria

Doctoral student and Teacher Educator Ida Hummelstedt-Djedou recently visited Lagos to participate in the Nigerian Schools Enhancement Project as an academic volunteer and lecturer. During her stay, Ida shared her ideas around equity and inclusiveness, non violent communication and sustainable leadership with school leaders, teachers and students. What was most exciting about the week? It was […]

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Doctoral dissertation: Doctoral education, knowledge and research in knowledge capitalism management

By on 17.12.2018 in PhD thesis
Doctoral dissertation: Doctoral education, knowledge and research in knowledge capitalism management

JustEd member Kristiina Hannukainen recently defended her doctoral dissertation “Doctoral education, knowledge and research in knowledge capitalism management” at the University of Helsinki. The dissertation focuses on doctoral school knowledge capitalism management, and is framed within the higher education policy discussion. Knowledge capitalism management means more effective financial control over knowledge and science, as well […]

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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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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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“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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