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JustEd is seeking a communications coordinator

By on 09.10.2017 in Uncategorized
JustEd is seeking a communications coordinator

Are you a person with excellent communication skills, experience in working with the media, good knowledge of the educational systems in the Nordic countries and research related to education and social justice, excellent skills in spoken and written English and a good command of at least one Scandinavian language? JustEd is seeking a communications coordinator […]

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Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Collaborative writing is “effective, fun and intellectually inspiring” says university lecturer Sirpa Lappalainen (University of Helsinki) who recently presented a joint paper together with associate professor Ylva Odenbring (University of Gothenburg). In their recent joint work these two JustEd members explore how gender and class are researched in early childhood education. The focus is on […]

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Upcoming activities in JustEd

By on 24.08.2017 in Uncategorized
Upcoming activities in JustEd

The Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘JustEd’ has one year left of funding and this during this last year the plan is to draw together the research and write policy implications for Nordic policy makers and stakeholders in the field of education. The Management group held a meeting in connection to the ECER conference in Copenhagen […]

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JustEd members collaborate in research project on technology in primary schools

By on 03.07.2017 in Uncategorized
JustEd members collaborate in research project on technology in primary schools

Two JustEd members, Professor Kathrin Otrel-Cass at Aalborg University and Post doc researcher Riikka Hohti at University of Helsinki, participate in the three country project Beyond technology in primary schools: the role of technology ownership in different subjects and the impact on pedagogy, and they recently met at the annual meeting of the project. “This project explores practices […]

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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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