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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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JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

Last Friday’s SuomiAreena panel discussion, co-arranged by Justed, was highly thought provoking and displayed current inequalities in access to education in Finland. The panelists presented various future tools for furthering equity and equality for everyone in choosing the education and professional path of their liking. Assistant Professor Sonja Kosunen, University of Helsinki, represented JustEd in […]

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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 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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“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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Special issue of Education Inquiry: Critical issues and perspectives on justice through education

Special issue of Education Inquiry: Critical issues and perspectives on justice through education

The Nordic countries are topping many global indexes in terms of happiness, competitiveness and equality, and are often considered as the most democratic and fair countries in the world. In this special issue of the Education Inquiry journal, JustEd researchers are raising questions about whether the Nordic countries constitute a supermodel with regard to education, […]

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Discussing school achievement, gender, class and place at a conference on current school politics in Sweden

Discussing school achievement, gender, class and place at a conference on current school politics in Sweden

Elisabet Öhrn, leader of JustEd team 6, gave the opening lecture on “Equal and egalitarian school? School achievement, gender, class and place” at the conference Aktuell Skolpolitik (Current school politics) 30-31 August 2017. Aktuell skolpolitik is one of the biggest conferences in the field of education in the Northern Sweden. This annual conference is an […]

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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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