Mia Smeds

Journalist currently working as Communications Specialist at the Nordic Centre of Excellence "Justice through Education in the Nordic countries" and in NordForsk's programme "Education for Tomorrow".

Three JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

By on 14.06.2017 in Funding
Three JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

JustEd members Kristiina Brunila, Piia Seppänen and Sonja Kosunen have received funding from the Academy of Finland. Kristiina Brunila got four year funding for her new project called Interrupting Youth Support Systems in the Ethos of Vulnerability, which is a continuation of the ending project Youth on the Move. Kristiina’s research project focus on critically exploring cross-sectoral policies and practices […]

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History, planning and share coincidence explains the success of the Finnish compulsory education

By on 09.06.2017 in Publications
History, planning and share coincidence explains the success of the Finnish compulsory education

Five JustEd members have joined forces in analysing the “Finnish Educational Miracle” that has been attracting attention in the educational world ever since Finland rocketed to fame following the PISA studies during the 2000s. “We present a comprehensive analysis of dynamics in compulsory education politics, policy making and governance, families’ educational strategies and classroom culture,” says […]

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“This is the best we have seen from JustEd so far”

By on 07.06.2017 in Seminars
“This is the best we have seen from JustEd so far”

“We have mix of presentations of researchers represented from full professor and assistant professor to post doc researchers and doctoral students. We also have a variety of research from policy studies to discourse analysis and thnographic studies represented,” said JustEd Director Gunilla Holm when she welcomed members of the Scientific Advisory Board and NordForsk’s Education for […]

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Education for Tomorrow seminar in Helsinki

By on 05.06.2017 in Conferences
Education for Tomorrow seminar in Helsinki

NordForsk’s Programme Education for Tomorrow and JustEd are having a joint seminar in Helsinki on Tuesday 6 June 2017 where JustEd teams are presenting examples of their research within JustEd. The event takes Place in Minerva Plaza, at the University of Helsinki, and is open for everybody interested in the research fields. Programme 12:30-14:30 Researchers of […]

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Hard work and tight deadline for JustEd members

By on 30.05.2017 in Publications, Workshop
Hard work and tight deadline for JustEd members

This week 30 JustEd members from all five Nordic countries gathered in Hveragerði, Iceland, to work together on the upcoming special issue in the Education Inquiry. The Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘JustEd’ has conducted research in and across all the Nordic countries since 2013, and will summarize some of its important findings in the upcoming special issue. “The […]

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Director Gunilla Holm received the Maikki Friberg Equality Prize

By on 29.05.2017 in Uncategorized
Director Gunilla Holm received the Maikki Friberg Equality Prize

“Everything I do is related to equality, equity and social justice in some way or another,” said Professor Gunilla Holm, Director of the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education’ (JustEd) when she received this year’s Maikki Friberg Equality Prize on behalf of the new Lower Comprehensive school Teacher Education programme at the University of Helsinki. […]

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Joint seminar on current lines in disability studies

By on 19.05.2017 in Seminars

JustEd team 4 and FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) are arranging a joint seminar 21-22 September in Helsinki on current lines in disability studies. The first day is in Finnish and targeted for field workers and administrators in disability services and special education. “We have invited professor Krístin Björnsdottir at the University of Iceland as […]

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JustEd Symposium at ECER 2017: Unpacking the many meanings of Justice in education

By on 11.05.2017 in Conferences
JustEd Symposium at ECER 2017: Unpacking the many meanings of Justice in education

What does concepts like equity, justice and inclusion actually mean? What about marginalization and differentiation? These concepts hold a strong position within in the educational sciences – however they are seldom clearly defined, decomposed or operationalized. 16 JustEd members have joined forces to unpack the meanings of these concepts in a symposium at the conference European […]

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Fruitful discussions on equality with members of the Parlament of Finland

By on 05.05.2017 in Public dissemination
Fruitful discussions on equality with members of the Parlament of Finland

Members of the Finnish Parlament’s Education and Culture Committee invited a group of JustEd members to a briefing in early May. The Committee members are to formulate a vision on the future of the Finnish compuslory school, and they were eager to hear about current research on equality in education from the Nordic Centre of Excellence […]

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New book on gaps between policy and practice with respect to LGBTQ rights

By on 19.04.2017 in Publications
New book on gaps between policy and practice with respect to LGBTQ rights

In his new book, JustEd member Jón Ingvar Kjaran, University of Iceland, has contributed to the understanding of sexuality and gender in schools, beyond the borders of Iceland and the Nordic countries. In the book he sheds light on how sexuality and gender intersect in producing heteronormativity within the school system in Iceland. The book is […]

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