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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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‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

We are delighted to announce that JustEd team leader Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg) just received an award for his article ‘Whose justice is this! Capitalism, class and education justice and inclusion in the Nordic countries: race, space and class history’. The article was chosen as one of two runners up for the award of […]

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JustEd researchers supporting youth
at risk of social exclusion

JustEd researchers supporting youth <br> at risk of social exclusion

In Sweden, JustEd members are currently working on a new research collaboration project funded by the Swedish research council. The project ‘On the move’ put interest in students at risk of not being eligible for one of the Swedish upper secondary programs. The aim is to strengthen the educational and professional opportunities for students without […]

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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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JustEd2018 conference day 2: Gender and sexual equality and diversity

JustEd2018 conference day 2: Gender and sexual equality and diversity

How can homophobia be diminished in schools and classrooms? Should gender and sexuality education be part of the official curriculum? How should gender and sexuality be framed in teaching? These questions, among others, were discussed in the keynote sessions on the second day of the JustEd2018 international research conference. Keynote speakers Ann Phoenix (University of London, England) […]

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JustEd2018 conference:
Book of abstracts available online

JustEd2018 conference: <br>Book of abstracts available online

Are you curious about the paper, poster and symposia sessions at the JustEd2018 international research conference in Helsinki? Now all the abstracts are available online. You can access the book of abstracts here!  

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JustEd2018 conference day 1: 180 academics promoting social justice through education

JustEd2018 conference day 1: 180 academics promoting social justice through education

The first day of the JustEd2018 conference was filled with interesting keynote sessions, symposia, paper and poster presentations – and above all, 180 enthousiastic participants from all over the world with one mutual goal: promoting social justice through education. In  his keynote speech, Professor Nihad Bunar (University of Stockholm) raised questions on how to provide inclusive education opportunities for newly […]

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Fam­ous Nor­dic equal­ity a chal­lenge in schools

By on 23.05.2018 in Research findings
Fam­ous Nor­dic equal­ity a chal­lenge in schools

On a global scale, the Nordic countries are pioneers of equality, but at school, many pupils are still subjected to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity, native language or disability. According to JustEd researchers, discrimination is still common in Nordic schools. “Finnish society has a robust foundation for equality, possibly the most […]

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JustEd2018 conference programme now available

JustEd2018 conference programme now available

The upcoming week, more than 175 delegates from 23 countries will join us in Helsinki for the international conference JustEd2018  ‘Promoting Justice through Education’ . We just published the Programme booklet, where you can find all the information needed for preparing for the upcoming conference. Check out the timetables, maps, practical guidelines and read more about the keynote sessions and the paper and poster sessions. […]

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