Publications

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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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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Articles by JustEd members included in the new anthology Sociology of Education II

By on 23.02.2017 in Publications
Articles by JustEd members included in the new anthology Sociology of Education II

The new anthology Sociology of Education II bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Three JustEd members participate in the volume with articles, Professor Agnes Van Zanten, Professor Elisabet Öhrn and Associate Professor Kristiina Brunila. Sociology of Education II is a four-volume anthology of the very best […]

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‘The Finnish case’ is explained in a new book on dynamics in education politics

By on 20.02.2017 in Publications
‘The Finnish case’ is explained in a new book on dynamics in education politics

Five JustEd members have joined forces in the attempt to understand and explain what is called “the Finnish case” in a new book on dynamics in education politics. The authors Professor Hannu Simola, the Universities of Turku and Helsinki, Associate Professor Jaakko Kauko, the University of Tampere, Lecturer Janne Varjo,  the University of Helsinki, Post-doctoral researcher […]

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New book on diversifying education in Europe

By on 17.02.2017 in Publications
New book on diversifying education in Europe

The title of this new book “The State, Schooling and Identity: Diversifying Education in Europe” cuts into the complexities of current educational endeavors.  Several JustEd members participate in this book which offers insights into the relationship between nation-state and education by problematizing and analyzing the assumed straightforwardness of the role of education and schooling. The editors […]

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Teacher and librarian partnership essential to literacy education

By on 20.01.2017 in Publications
Teacher and librarian partnership essential to literacy education

JustEd members Joron Pihl and Kristin Skinstad van der Kooij, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, have edited a book that eplores teacher and librarian partnership in literacy education, showing that such partnership are essential to literacy education in 21st century. The volume brings together leading scholars in educational research and literacy studies, and […]

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New book on the latest in research on urban education around the globe

By on 20.01.2017 in Publications
New book on the latest in research on urban education around the globe

JustEd team leaders and Professors Elisabet Öhrn, Lisbeth Lundahl and Sirpa Lappalainen have contributed with the latest research on urban education in the Nordic countries in the Second International Handbook of Urban Education (Springer), as well as JustEd members Anne-Lise Arnesen, Tarja Tolonen and Sonja Kosunen. Elisabet Öhrn and Gaby Weiner have edited the section on the Nordic […]

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New book on adult education and sustainability

By on 22.11.2016 in Publications
New book on adult education and sustainability

JustEd member and Senior Lecturer Lili-Ann Wolff, University of Helsinki, has written a chapter in a recently published book on adult education and globalisation. The traditional nation-state context of adult education research and practice is challenged by the consequences of globalization. Beside increased mobility and interaction across different borders, they include financial and economic, social […]

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“The educational system is not as safe as it used to be”

By on 18.11.2016 in Publications
“The educational system is not as safe as it used to be”

“The educational system is now much more fragmented compared to what it used to be. It is much more individualised, marketised and less strictly governed. All these developments have effects concerning the equality of education in Finland”, says Janne Varjo. JustEd members Janne and Mira Kalalahti, University of Helsinki, have edited the first volume of […]

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