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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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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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Apply for a postdoc position at the University of Helsinki

By on 23.07.2018 in PhD thesis
Apply for a postdoc position at the University of Helsinki

Are you interested in a postdoc position or do you know someone who is? At the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences, there are currently 10 postdoc positions open. The application deadline is the 1st of  October 2018. For more information and for applying, check out the link below: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/10-postdoctoral-researcher-positions-in-educational-sciences

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How is language related to power?

How is language related to power?

How is language, power, and language policy connected in the context of Finnish and Swedish schools? JustEd researcher Tuuli From (University of Helsinki) examines how national language policies in Finland and Sweden define spaces of education. In an article at the website Voices in Education, From shares her research findings on the roles of language policies in the construction of national […]

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School events are important for community spirit

By on 09.12.2016 in PhD thesis

News about celebrations and other events at Nordic schools often focus on a controversy over individual elements, such as whether a hymn can be sung or how the Christmas recital is organised. However,a new PhD thesis shows that when lower-secondary school pupils and teachers are asked about the significance of school-wide events, they take a broader […]

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Superior Westerners and inferior Others in Finnish school textbooks

By on 31.10.2016 in PhD thesis
Superior Westerners and inferior Others in Finnish school textbooks

How do Finnish school textbooks construct an understanding of the West and Western people as superior to others? This has been the main research question in JustEd member Pia Mikander’s doctoral dissertation ‘Westerners and Others in Finnish School Textbooks’ which she successfully defended at the University of Helsinki on October 28. JustEd member and Professor […]

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Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

“Students in upper secondary educational institutions need to be more involved in the gender equality planning,” says JustEd member Elina Ikävalko, who will defend her dissertation on 2 September at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. Currently, gender equality planning at upper secondary institutions, both general and vocational, is mostly focused on the […]

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“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

By on 13.07.2016 in PhD thesis
“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

Our schools play an important role in the integration of young immigrant children  into our Nordic s0cieties shows Michael Lindblad’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Umeå. Michael has studied problematic school-to-work transitions among young immigrant people in Sweden. The good news are that it would not have taken much investment of resources and effort to have prevented school […]

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Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

By on 15.06.2016 in PhD thesis
Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

“Considering how little we in fact know about teacher training’s impact on education, there seems to be a surprisingly strong tendency to think that teacher education is some sort of master key that can be easily used to change schools and society. Teacher education surely matters, but how and to what extent ­– that we […]

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Education as Finland’s hottest export?

By on 09.05.2016 in PhD thesis
Education as Finland’s hottest export?

In a new dissertation Finland’s newly emerging business sectors, education export, is critically investigated. In the dissertation “Education as Finland’s hottest export? A multi-faceted case study on Finnish national education export policies” JustEd member Monika Schatz combines three case studies that explore opportunities and challenges of Finland’s education export from different angles. Taken together, the three case […]

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