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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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Doctoral thesis about school choice appealed to media in Finland

Doctoral thesis about school choice appealed to media in Finland

The doctoral dissertation of Sonja Kosunen, member of JustEd team 1, has gained a lot of attention from the Finnish media in January. Her dissertation “Families and the social space of school choice in Urban Finland” sheds light on the school choices made by families in the city of Espoo in the Helsinki metropolitan area. […]

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Getting accepted into upper secondary education is challenging for young people with special needs

By on 03.12.2015 in PhD thesis
Getting accepted into upper secondary education is challenging for young people with special needs

“For many young people, regarded as having special educational needs, applying and being accepted into upper secondary education seems to be complex and challenging,” says Anna-Maija Niemi, member of JustEd team 4. She will defend her doctoral dissertation at University of Helsinki on 18 December at 12:00. In the dissertation she has focused on special […]

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Gender, body, desire, and technology

By on 29.10.2015 in PhD thesis
Gender, body, desire, and technology

Research on gender and technology often investigates the ‘failure’ of linking women/femininity to technology. “In my PhD thesis I, instead, adopt a perspective inspired by queer theory and focus on norms that articulate masculinity with technology,” says PhD Andreas Ottemo, University of Gothenburg, and member of JustEd team 6. “Considering the critique that research on gender […]

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Doctoral dissertation on Minority Religious Education

By on 17.12.2014 in PhD thesis
Doctoral dissertation on Minority Religious Education

Harriet Zilliacus, member of JustEd team 5, successfully defended her doctoral thesis on 12 December 2014 at the University of Helsinki. The dissertation “Supporting Students Identities and Inclusion in Minority Religious and Secular Ethics Education: A Study on Plurality in the Finnish Comprehensive School” explores how education in minority religions and secular ethics supports students […]

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Heteronormativity, ethnicity and social hierarchies under scrutiny in recently published doctoral dissertations

By on 16.06.2014 in PhD thesis

Several JustEd members have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations in the last couple of weeks. Jón Ingvar Kjaran defended his dissertation “Queering the Icelandic upper secondary schools: Heteronormative discourse and the experiences of queer students in Icelandic upper secondary schools” at the University of Iceland on 3 June 2014. In his dissertation, Kjaran focuses on […]

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