Publications

New handbook of ethnography of education co-edited by JustEd members

By on 25.06.2018 in Publications
New handbook of ethnography of education co-edited by JustEd members

Have you already checked out the new Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education? The handbook has been co-edited by JustEd members and brings together an international group of writers offering a critical reflection on educational ethnography as it is being theorized and practiced today – from rural and remote settings to virtual and visual posts. […]

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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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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a good day to speak up for women’s rights and gender equality – also in education. Do you wish to know more about research on gender in education? Check out the Nordgente website, a great resource and a unique archive of research focusing on gender and education in a Nordic context. On the website, […]

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Making disabled youth visible

Making disabled youth visible

There is a silence around disability in youth studies, especially in Finland. JustEd researchers Reetta Mietola and Aarno Kauppila wanted to make a change: “We decided to suggest a special issue focusing on disability from a youth perspective. In order to eradicate the discrimination that this group faces, the first thing is to make disability […]

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Lessons from Sweden on marketizing education

By on 26.01.2018 in Publications
Lessons from Sweden on marketizing education

In Sweden, the free choice of school and the marketization of educational institutions have created one of the world’s most market driven education systems. How is this influencing the comparability and equivalence between schools, and how is it affecting teachers and students? These are the themes for the new book “Neoliberalism and market forces in […]

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New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

By on 29.11.2017 in Publications
New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

“School is crucial in children’s and young people’s subject formation. It frames how they understand themselves as learners and more broadly as human beings. Moreover school also has very material effects on future life prospects when guiding students to follow particular paths and form understandings of the world and their place in it.” A freshly […]

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Exploring life in Nordic classrooms

By on 31.08.2017 in Publications
Exploring life in Nordic classrooms

Professor Kirsti Klette stands on a chair in a corner of the classroom with her back towards the room. She’s in a hurry. Before the lecture starts in a few minutes, she needs to have fastened the small video camera in the upper corner of the room, and connected it to the computer below. She […]

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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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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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