JustEd policy implications: Promoting social justice in education through policy making in the Nordics

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Based on a synthesis of years of research, JustEd researchers just published a set of policy implications for the Nordic countries. The researchers are appealing to policymakers to adjust educational policies and curricula to explicitly address and counteract social segregation, marginalization, discrimination, and exclusion in the educational system in order to promote equity in education.

The Nordic welfare model and educational system are attracting lots of positive attention on an international level. The Nordic countries are widely known for offering equal opportunities to everyone, which is often closely linked to education and the ideal of a common school for all.

However, the JustEd research shows that discrimination and exclusion is a common phenomenon in schools in the Nordic countries. Recent market-based and privatization reforms in the Nordic countries also have detrimental consequences for educational justice. Furthermore, JustEd research findings indicate that students would benefit from more opportunities for initiative taking, autonomy and active engagement in the Nordic classrooms. New technology supported tuition practices also increase differences in academic achievement between students.

In the policy implications, JustEd researchers are presenting suggestions on how to deal with these challenges on a political and pragmatic level through policymaking and practical tools.

Read the policy implications in the report below:
Education for tomorrow final report (pdf)

Check out the references for the policy implications here:
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About the Author: Charlotta Järf is in charge of the communications and marketing activities for JustEd, The Nordic Centre of Excellence, an international research network with 14 partner universities in 8 countries. With ten years of professional experience in Communications and Marketing, and five years as a TV, radio and newspaper journalist, Charlotta has a practical set of skills in strategical communications, PR, social media, graphic design, video and content production. .

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