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JustEd Mobility Fellowships granted

By on 21.11.2017 in Uncategorized
JustEd Mobility Fellowships granted

JustEd grants 14 Mobility Fellowships for visits taking place between January and October 2018. The mobility fellowship programme aims to further Nordic research collaboration. The researchers with mobility fellowships are expected to be incorporated into the activities of the receiving partner unit and engage in joint research, writing, advising, training or teaching. The receivers of […]

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JustEd2018 ‘Promoting Justice through Education’ Call for proposals is open

By on 15.11.2017 in Uncategorized
JustEd2018 ‘Promoting Justice through Education’ Call for proposals is open

The Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through education in the Nordic countries’ (JustEd), invites you to participate in an international research conference on ‘Promoting justice through education’ to examine todays’ educational policies and practices in a critical light. This conference problematizes the current educational trends in Nordic education and explores new possibilities for promoting justice, […]

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JustEd brings together Nordic researchers in the field of gender and education

By on 08.11.2017 in Uncategorized
JustEd brings together Nordic researchers in the field of gender and education

Bergljót Þrastardóttir, a PhD student from the University of Iceland visited the University of Helsinki as a JustEd mobility fellow in October 2017. Her research focuses on gender, social relations and school practices at the compulsory school level in Iceland. Iceland has a progressive legislation in terms of gender equality. However, the compulsory schools in […]

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Working meeting on policy implications

By on 31.10.2017 in Uncategorized
Working meeting on policy implications

As part of NordForsk’s ‘Education for Tomorrow’ programme JustEd is committed to contribute to evidence-based policy by disseminating research results to policy decision makers.  For this purpose a group of JustEd researchers from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland gathered in a working meeting in Helsinki to discuss findings from a number of research projects and […]

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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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