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Four JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

By on 14.06.2017 in Funding
Four JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

JustEd members Kristiina Brunila, Piia Seppänen, Tero Järvinen and Sonja Kosunen have received funding from the Academy of Finland. Kristiina Brunila got four year funding for her new project called Interrupting Youth Support Systems in the Ethos of Vulnerability, which is a continuation of the ending project Youth on the Move. Kristiina’s research project focus on critically exploring cross-sectoral policies and […]

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Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

By on 31.01.2017 in Uncategorized
Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

Entrance-examination-based competition for study positions in Finnish higher education is harsh, and nowadays fewer than one in four applicants are admitted according to Education Statistics Finland (2015). “The admission process seems to produce a socio-economically biased student body in Finnish universities, which of course contradicts the old Nordic principle of providing every applicant with equal […]

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Call for papers: conference on transitions, career learning and career management skills

By on 18.01.2017 in Calls, Conferences
Call for papers: conference on transitions, career learning and career management skills

Several JustEd members are part of a research network that are organizing a conference in Stockholm 19–20 October 2017 on transitions, career learning and career management skills. “The conference brings up currently much-discussed issues in society and politics, in Sweden and internationally,” says JustEd team leader Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, Umeå University, who is one of […]

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Wrapping up research on disability and post-compulsory education

By on 21.12.2016 in Seminars
Wrapping up research on disability and post-compulsory education

Disability studies in education have been on the agenda especially by researchers in JustEd team 4, and as a result of the collaboration within the team researchers were invited to a working seminar 14 December in Helsinki. The seminar was organized to wrap up the work done in JustEd team 4 on post-compulsory education for disabled people. […]

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“The educational system is not as safe as it used to be”

By on 18.11.2016 in Publications
“The educational system is not as safe as it used to be”

“The educational system is now much more fragmented compared to what it used to be. It is much more individualised, marketised and less strictly governed. All these developments have effects concerning the equality of education in Finland”, says Janne Varjo. JustEd members Janne and Mira Kalalahti, University of Helsinki, have edited the first volume of […]

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JustEd members in discussion with Swedish Minister of Education

By on 04.11.2016 in Public dissemination

Why don’t boys perform as well as girls in school? This question was discussed by JustEd members Per-Åke Rosvall and Elisabeth Öhrn together with the Swedish Minister of Education Gustav Fridolin during a panel debate last week at University of Umeå. The debate was arranged on the occasion of a documentary series on the issue produced […]

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“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

By on 13.07.2016 in PhD thesis
“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

Our schools play an important role in the integration of young immigrant children  into our Nordic s0cieties shows Michael Lindblad’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Umeå. Michael has studied problematic school-to-work transitions among young immigrant people in Sweden. The good news are that it would not have taken much investment of resources and effort to have prevented school […]

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