“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

JustEd director, professor Gunilla Holm and JustEd team leader, dean Fritjof Sahlström discuss marginalisation and discrimination in Nordic schools in a recent interview article in Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL), the biggest Swedish-language newspaper in Finland. “Marginalisation, discrimination and exclusion are common in Nordic schools. In order to make a change we need  to address these issues both on a political and practical […]

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

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

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. […]

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Photos from conference dinner and dance

By on 05.06.2018 in Conferences
Photos from conference dinner and dance

We have received a lot of feedback from the JustEd2018 conference attendees and apparently, the conference was a success! The attendees were especially satisfied with the interesting topics and the supportive atmosphere. Here you can see some fresh photos from the conference dinner and dance, by photographer Elisa Lovati. Have you already had a look […]

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JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 2

By on 24.05.2018 in Conferences
JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 2

The JustEd2018 international research conference connected researchers from all over the world, sharing their knowledge and experiences on how to promote social justice through education on a global scale. Check out the photos from day 2 in the gallery below: Photos: Riikka Mäkinen & Charlotta Järf

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JustEd2018 conference day 2: Gender and sexual equality and diversity

JustEd2018 conference day 2: Gender and sexual equality and diversity

How can homophobia be diminished in schools and classrooms? Should gender and sexuality education be part of the official curriculum? How should gender and sexuality be framed in teaching? These questions, among others, were discussed in the keynote sessions on the second day of the JustEd2018 international research conference. Keynote speakers Ann Phoenix (University of London, England) […]

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JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 1

By on 23.05.2018 in Conferences
JustEd2018 conference: Photos from day 1

The JustEd2018 international research conference gathers 180 participants from 24 countries. During day 1, the participants enjoyed keynote and paper sessions, in addition to a delicious dinner and dancing in the evening. Check out the photos from day 1 in the gallery below: Photos: Riikka Mäkinen & Charlotta Järf

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JustEd2018 conference:
Book of abstracts available online

JustEd2018 conference: <br>Book of abstracts available online

Are you curious about the paper, poster and symposia sessions at the JustEd2018 international research conference in Helsinki? Now all the abstracts are available online. You can access the book of abstracts here!  

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JustEd2018 conference day 1: 180 academics promoting social justice through education

JustEd2018 conference day 1: 180 academics promoting social justice through education

The first day of the JustEd2018 conference was filled with interesting keynote sessions, symposia, paper and poster presentations – and above all, 180 enthousiastic participants from all over the world with one mutual goal: promoting social justice through education. In  his keynote speech, Professor Nihad Bunar (University of Stockholm) raised questions on how to provide inclusive education opportunities for newly […]

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Fam­ous Nor­dic equal­ity a chal­lenge in schools

By on 23.05.2018 in Research findings
Fam­ous Nor­dic equal­ity a chal­lenge in schools

On a global scale, the Nordic countries are pioneers of equality, but at school, many pupils are still subjected to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity, native language or disability. According to JustEd researchers, discrimination is still common in Nordic schools. “Finnish society has a robust foundation for equality, possibly the most […]

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Student volunteers getting ready for JustEd2018 conference

By on 16.05.2018 in Conferences
Student volunteers getting ready for JustEd2018 conference

Did you know that Finland has more saunas than cars? That was one of the funny facts that came up at yesterday’s training for students volunteers, currently preparing for the upcoming #JustEd2018 conference next week. The volunteers learned how to answer all kinds of questions concerning the conference schedules, practical information but also some curiousities about […]

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