JustEd2018 ‘Promoting Justice through Education’ Programme

JustEd 2018 conference ‘Promoting Justice through Education’ is organised around invited presentations and plenary discussions as well as symposia, paper and poster sessions.

Preliminary schedule
Tuesday 22 May
11:00 Registration desk opens
12:00-17:30 Plenary and parallel sessions
18:00 Conference dinner

Wednesday 23 May
9:00-16:30 Plenary and parallel sessions

Plenaries
Tuesday 22 May: Differentiation patterns as a result of freedom of choice. Confirmed speakers: Professor Piia Seppänen, Professor Nihad Bunar.  Discussant: Professor Joron Pihl. Chair: Professor Gunilla Holm.
Wednesday 23 May: Gender and sexuality in education. Confirmed speakers: Professor Ann Phoenix, Professor Dennis Francis. Discussant: Assistant professor Jón Ingvar Kjaran. Chair: Senior researcher Jukka Lehtonen.

Professor Nihad Bunar

Professor Nihad Bunar

Nihad Bunar is a Professor of Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden. His research analyses the learning conditions for newly arrived children in Swedish schools, school choice, urban education and the role of education in preventing radicalization. Nihad Bunar has a large number of publications (articles in peer-reviewed journals, reports, book-chapters and books) in Swedish and English. He has also served as an expert and adviser for EU Commission (NESET), OECD (PISA report; School market), Education International and British Council (MIPEX Education Strand) on topics related to migration and education.

 

Professor Piia Seppänen

Professor Piia Seppänen

Piia Seppänen is a Professor of Education at the University of Turku in Finland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Ann Phoenix

Professor Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix is a Professor of Psychosocial Studies at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University of London in England, and Jane and Aatos Erkko Professor at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki in Finland. Her research interests include social identities, migration, young people and families, parenting, masculinities, gender, racialization, ethnicisation and intersectionality. In her recent work Ann Phoenix has focused particularly on family lives and environment in India and the UK, young boys and masculinities in Finland, as well as on research related to global migration.

 

Professor Dennis Francis

Professor Dennis Francis

Dennis Francis is a former dean of Education and currently a professor of sociology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He holds a PhD in sociology and has published extensively in the areas of gender and sexuality diversity and schooling. Dennis Francis is the author of Troubling the Teaching and Learning of Gender and Sexuality Diversity in South African Education (2017), published as part of the Palgrave Macmillan Queer Studies and Education. In 2014, he was awarded the South African Education Association Medal of Honor for research.

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