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Director Gunilla Holm received the Maikki Friberg Equality Prize

By on 29.05.2017 in Uncategorized
Director Gunilla Holm received the Maikki Friberg Equality Prize

“Everything I do is related to equality, equity and social justice in some way or another,” said Professor Gunilla Holm, Director of the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education’ (JustEd) when she received this year’s Maikki Friberg Equality Prize on behalf of the new Lower Comprehensive school Teacher Education programme at the University of Helsinki. […]

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Trained specialists will increase awareness of equality issues among policy makers in Finland

By on 18.04.2017 in Uncategorized
Trained specialists will increase awareness of equality issues among policy makers in Finland

A unique project that promotes equality and diversity issues into regional development has recently started under the wings of JustEd theme leader Kristiina Brunila. “In Finland, this is an exceptional specialist training. We want to make sure that equality and diversity issues will be taken into consideration in policy making in all areas in Finland. […]

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Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

By on 31.01.2017 in Uncategorized
Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

Entrance-examination-based competition for study positions in Finnish higher education is harsh, and nowadays fewer than one in four applicants are admitted according to Education Statistics Finland (2015). “The admission process seems to produce a socio-economically biased student body in Finnish universities, which of course contradicts the old Nordic principle of providing every applicant with equal […]

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Seven open positions at the University of Helsinki

By on 13.12.2016 in Uncategorized
Seven open positions at the University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is now hiring two professors/associate professors/assistant professors in Education, and five Senior Lecturers in Education. These positions are tightly linked to the Swedish-language programme for class teachers at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Therefore, the language of instruction is Swedish. Please also note that the profile for lower comprehensive school teacher […]

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Korean delegation discussed education and equity with JustEd members

By on 26.09.2016 in Uncategorized
Korean delegation discussed education and equity with JustEd members

A delegation of eight officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education in Korea visited the NCoE Justed to discuss education and equity. The delegation was led by Superintendent Cho Hee Yeon, Seoul’s education chief. “Korea is a bipolarizing society. We want to change the educational system and go beyond the authoritarian form of education,” […]

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“The Nordic model is interesting worldwide”

By on 02.06.2016 in Uncategorized
“The Nordic model is interesting worldwide”

The Scientific Advisory Board of the NordForsk programme Education for Tomorrow, which the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd is a part of, gathered in Roskilde in the end of May for their yearly summit. JustEd and the six other projects in the programme presented ideas and plans in three different themes: Skill formation, education and values education in the Nordic […]

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Creating a new Nordic webpage for teacher educators

By on 25.05.2016 in Uncategorized
Creating a new Nordic webpage for teacher educators

JustEd members in the spin-off Project GENTE (Gender in Teacher Educaton) gathered in Helsinki last week to work on the new webpage targeted at Nordic Teacher Educators. The aim is to build a database where teacher educators and their students easily will access Nordic research in the fields of gender and education. Many of the […]

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Social justice and education: pedagogies and practices of hope and change

By on 20.04.2016 in Uncategorized

What are the power relations in education? How can critical educators survive in schools? These issues are discussed at a lecture by Professor Peter McLaren, Chapman University (USA), on Wednesday 27 April at 17.00–19.30 at Minervatori, University of Helsinki. Commentators are: Aminkeng Atabong Alemanji, PhD student, University of Helsinki Ina Juva, PhD student, University of […]

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PhD research fellowship position – Comparing Finnish and Norwegian Classrooms

By on 17.02.2016 in Uncategorized
PhD research fellowship position – Comparing Finnish and Norwegian Classrooms

JustEd team 3 is looking for a PhD researcher comparing Finnish and Norwegian classrooms. The appointment is made for a period of three years at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Teacher Education and School Research. The vacant position is attached to the NFR funded research  project “Linking Instruction and Student Achievement” […]

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Radical staff cuts at University of Helsinki – 980 employees gone by the end of 2017

By on 27.01.2016 in Uncategorized

The number of staff at the University of Helsinki will be reduced by approximately 980 by the end of 2017.. The university estimates that of these 980, terminations will account for 570. Of the employees to be terminated, 75 will represent teaching and research staff and 495 other staff. “I have never heard about anything […]

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