Social justice and education: pedagogies and practices of hope and change

By on 20.04.2016 in Uncategorized

What are the power relations in education? How can critical educators survive in schools?

These issues are discussed at a lecture by Professor Peter McLaren, Chapman University (USA), on Wednesday 27 April at 17.00–19.30 at Minervatori, University of Helsinki.

Commentators are:

  • Aminkeng Atabong Alemanji, PhD student, University of Helsinki
  • Ina Juva, PhD student, University of Helsinki
  • Sami Seppilä and Tatu Tossavainen, KRIGO ry
  • Elina Särkelä, teacher, Viikki Teacher Training School of Helsinki University

The event is organized by PhD students from Nordic Centre of Excellence in Education ‘Justice through Education’ and Viikki Teacher Training School, University of Helsinki.

Opening words by Director of JustEd, Professor Gunilla Holm, and closing words by Professor Juha Suoranta, University of Tampere.


  • Anna-Leena Riitaoja, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, JustEd member, University of Helsinki
  • Sanna Ryynänen, PhD, senior lecturer, University of Eastern Finlan

The event is open to the public.
More information: Anna-Leena Riitaoja and Elina Särkelä

About the Author

About the Author: Journalist currently working as Communications Specialist at the Nordic Centre of Excellence "Justice through Education in the Nordic countries" and in NordForsk's programme "Education for Tomorrow". .


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