JustEd core members working on a special issue for the Education Inquiry

By on 03.03.2017 in Workshop

Approximately 30 JustEd members gathered in Helsinki for two intensive days to work on in total 8 articles for a special issue for the journal Education Inquiry. The articles in the special issue will gather the core of JustEd’s work.

“The articles will focus on social justice issues in education in the Nordic countries, but from different perspectives,” says Gunilla Holm, Director of JustEd.

Recently, in the Nordic countries and globally, the global discourses and local educational policies have been particularly influenced by the dynamics of globalization and marketization. Along with these global trends, also the Nordic countries and the Nordic educational systems have increasingly experienced the effects of market-oriented competition, social stratification, marginalization and social exclusion.

Therefore, it is vital to research issues of justice in and through education in the Nordic countries today. The umbrella question of JustEd is how do Nordic educational structures, cultures as well as teaching and learning practices constrain or further justice in the globalizing Nordic welfare states?.


Senior lecturer Per-Åke Rosvall, Umeå University, is one the writers of an article on the academic-vocational divide with focus on class and gender inequality.

The idea of the meeting 27–28 February was to discuss the first drafts of the papers, exchange feedback and to identify possible overlaps between the papers. There were also some time for writing. The work will continue on Iceland in the end of May.


Professors Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, University of Iceland, and Kirsti Klette, University of Oslo.

Professors Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, University of Iceland, and Kirsti Klette, University of Oslo, got time to catch up during the meeting.

JustEd Special Issue meeting Helsinki group photoIn total approximately 30 senior scholars participated in the two day long meeting in Helsinki, and as always when members of JustEd meet, the spirit as well as the ambition is high.

On the picture:

Marianne Dovemark (University of Gothenburg), Petteri Hansen (University of Helsinki), Sonja Kosunen (University of Helsinki), Jaakko Kauko (University of Tampere), Berglind Rós Magnusdottír (University of Iceland), Annukka Jauhiainen (University of Turku), Arto Jauhiainen (University of Turku), Mattias Nylund (University of Gothenburg), Per-Åke Rosvall (Umeå University), Ann-Sofie Holm (University of Gothenburg), Elsa Eiríksdóttir (University of Iceland), Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir (University of Iceland), Marie Carlson (University of Gothenburg), Katariina Hakala (FAIDD), Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson (University of Iceland), Sirpa Lappalainen (University of Helsinki), Kristín Björnsdóttir (University of Iceland), Pia Mikander  (University of Helsinki), Harriet Zilliacus (University of Helsinki), Monica Johansson (University of Gothenburg), Joron Pihl (Oslo and Akershus University College), Kirsti Klette (University of Oslo), Anna Slotte (University of Helsinki)

Missing from the picture:

Antti Teittinen (FAIDD), Gunilla Holm (University of Helsinki), Jón Ingvar Kjaran (University of Iceland), Anna-Leena Riitaoja (University of Helsinki)




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