JustEd Conference 2016

Programme_JustEd Conference2016_newIn connection to the 44th NERA congress ‘Social Justice, Equality and Solidarity in Education’ that will be held in Helsinki on 9-11 March 2016, the Nordic Centre of Excellence ’Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries’ will organize a pre-conference, the 2nd Biennial JustEd Conference ‘Actors for Social Justice in Education’ on 8–9 March 2016.

Issues related to diversity and education, dropping out of education, social exclusion and inclusion of young people, marginalization and belonging are focal questions in all of the Nordic countries as well as globally. Marginalization and exclusion from active participation and success in education are detrimental both for the individual and society at large. Schools, other educational institutions as well as various actors within and beyond these institutions have a significant role in the processes of exclusion and inclusion.

Heidi Safia MirzaKeynote speaker

Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor of Race, Faith & Culture, Goldsmiths College, University of London: “Respecting Difference: Towards a critical pedagogy for social justice educators in post-race times.”


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Abstract book JustEd Conference 2016(pdf)


Programme overview

Tuesday 8 March
10:00 Registration desk opens
11:00-12:00 Coffee and sandwiches
12:00-12:10 Opening
12:10-13:15 Keynote: Professor Heidi Safia Mirza
13:15-13:30 Break
13:30-15:00 Parallel session 1
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Parallel session 2
17:00-17:15 Break
17:15-18:30 Parallel session 3
19:00 Dinner

Wednesday 9 March
08:15-09:30 Parallel paper session 4
09:30-09:50 Coffee break
09:50-11:50 Panel discussion: “Are the Nordic systems of education providing a fair and equal education for all students?”

Panellists are:
Director General Anna Ekström, Swedish National Agency for Education
Director General Aulis Pitkälä, Finnish National Board of Education
Professor John Benedicto Krejsler, Aarhus University (Denmark)
Moderator: University Lecturer Fritjof Sahlström, University of Helsinki

The panel discussion is open for all, free of charge, and coffee will be served. Please register by 28 February, go to the registration form here. Welcome!

11:50-12:00 Closing

Practical information and registration
The conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland. Conference venue is Minerva Plaza at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. Address: Siltavuorenpenger 5 A.

Unfortunately there is not room for any more participants in the conference, except for in the panel discussion on Wednesday 9 March.

For more information, please contact coordinator Tuija Veintie, phone: +358 2941 40509, e-mail: tuija.veintie(a)helsinki.fi