Hard work and tight deadline for JustEd members

By on 30.05.2017 in Publications, Workshop

This week 30 JustEd members from all five Nordic countries gathered in Hveragerði, Iceland, to work together on the upcoming special issue in the Education Inquiry. The Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘JustEd’ has conducted research in and across all the Nordic countries since 2013, and will summarize some of its important findings in the upcoming special issue.

“The research across countries shows that there are many similarities and common values underlying the Nordic educational systems. However, the research also points to notable differences in how similar challenges are experienced and handled in different Nordic countries,” says JustEd Director Gunilla Holm, editor of the special issue.

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Kirsti Klette, University of Oslo, is one of JustEd’s team leaders. Her team contributes with an article on student engagement and participation in secondary classrooms in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

In this special issue JustEd members summarizes and synthesizes findings from a number of research projects focused on JustEd’s central research themes.

The articles review Nordic research related to questions of social justice, equity and educational governance, marketization, and the implications of the market based strategies for school choice and student choice.

Additionally, the articles in this issue examines diversities and educational policies and practices of inclusion and exclusion based on gender, social class, (dis)ability, race, ethnicity, sexual identities, religion or worldview.  The focus of the articles ranges from detailed analysis of classroom practices and ethnographic studies to discourse analysis and policy analysis.

Sonja Kosunen and Berglind.

Sonja Kosunen, University of Helsinki, and Berglind Rós Magnusdottír, University of Iceland, were very happy on Thursday 1 June when the article they co-wrote together with other JustEd members reached its final version.

 

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Sirpa Lappalainen, University of Helsinki, Kristín Björnsdóttir and Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, University of Iceland, and Katariina Hakala, FAIDD.

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