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Superior Westerners and inferior Others in Finnish school textbooks

By on 31.10.2016 in PhD thesis
Superior Westerners and inferior Others in Finnish school textbooks

How do Finnish school textbooks construct an understanding of the West and Western people as superior to others? This has been the main research question in JustEd member Pia Mikander’s doctoral dissertation ‘Westerners and Others in Finnish School Textbooks’ which she successfully defended at the University of Helsinki on October 28. JustEd member and Professor […]

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In media: comparision between Finnish and Swedish education system

By on 20.10.2016 in Public dissemination

JustEd member and team leader Fritjof Sahlström, Åbo Akademi, discussed and compared the Finnish and Swedish education system in the Swedish TV programme Nyhetsmorgon, TV4, on Thursday 24 October.    

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Queering the school? Towards anti-oppressive schools

By on 18.05.2016 in Seminars
Queering the school? Towards anti-oppressive schools

At the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, JustEd member and team leader Kristiina Brunila, University of Helsinki, hosted a historic event. “This is the first time our faculty arranges such an event as this, where we highlight the important issues of gender and sexual minorities,” said Kristiina in her opening words at the seminar Queering […]

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Classroom matters: Children as ethnographers in the classroom

Classroom matters: Children as ethnographers in the classroom

A new laptop in the classroom led to ten months of diaries written by children. The diaries are the important data of JustEd member Riikka Hohti’s doctoral dissertation. “I used to teach on the third grade in elementary school. I wanted to listen to the children, but there were no time, no space. There were […]

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Looking for University Lecturers with passion for social justice and diversity

By on 24.03.2016 in Public dissemination
Looking for University Lecturers with passion for social justice and diversity

University of Helsinki is hiring two University Lecturers for the new Swedish-language teacher education programme starting this autumn. The focus of the new lower comprehensive school teacher education programme is social justice, diversity and multilingualism, and it places a significant focus on prospective teachers’ ability and tools to work in an increasingly culturally diverseschool environment. […]

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Racism can be beaten in the classroom

Racism can be beaten in the classroom

A student in your classroom is voicing racist opinions. As a teacher, how would you handle the situation? Respect for diversity is fostered in the classroom, but teachers need both support and tools to tackle touchy issues in our schools. “Silencing racist opinions in class is not a solution,” says Professor Heidi Safia Mirza from […]

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PhD research fellowship position – Comparing Finnish and Norwegian Classrooms

By on 17.02.2016 in Uncategorized
PhD research fellowship position – Comparing Finnish and Norwegian Classrooms

JustEd team 3 is looking for a PhD researcher comparing Finnish and Norwegian classrooms. The appointment is made for a period of three years at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Teacher Education and School Research. The vacant position is attached to the NFR funded research  project “Linking Instruction and Student Achievement” […]

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Completely changed values in the Nordic countries – is this what we want?

By on 21.01.2016 in Uncategorized
Completely changed values in the Nordic countries – is this what we want?

“Math and science have become privileged areas of the school curriculum, and make some children into the desired future citizens in society and doom some other children to be at the margins,” says Professor Paola Valero, member of JustEd team 3. “In this process some pupils align with core desired values in society such as […]

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JustEd workshop on video analyses in cooperation with ‘Center to Support Excellence in Teaching’ at Stanford University

By on 23.05.2014 in Uncategorized
JustEd workshop on video analyses in cooperation with ‘Center to Support Excellence in Teaching’ at Stanford University

Members of JustEd team 3 (Justice through Educational Practices? Analysing Innovative Cultures of Teaching and Learning in Nordic Contexts), met at Stanford University on 12-16 May 2014 for a workshop, aiming at developing common practices for systematic large-scale study of quality of teaching. The main task of team 3 is to investigate qualities of classroom […]

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