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Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

By on 12.12.2017 in Calls, Conferences
Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

The international research conference ‘Promoting justice through education’, 22-23 May 2018 in Helsinki, examines educational policies and practices in a critical light from a Nordic perspective. The Nordic education systems of today are facing increasing influences of market-oriented competition, social stratification and marginalization or social exclusion. This conference problematizes the current educational trends in Nordic education and explores new […]

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New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

By on 29.11.2017 in Publications
New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

“School is crucial in children’s and young people’s subject formation. It frames how they understand themselves as learners and more broadly as human beings. Moreover school also has very material effects on future life prospects when guiding students to follow particular paths and form understandings of the world and their place in it.” A freshly […]

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‘The Finnish case’ is explained in a new book on dynamics in education politics

By on 20.02.2017 in Publications
‘The Finnish case’ is explained in a new book on dynamics in education politics

Five JustEd members have joined forces in the attempt to understand and explain what is called “the Finnish case” in a new book on dynamics in education politics. The authors Professor Hannu Simola, the Universities of Turku and Helsinki, Associate Professor Jaakko Kauko, the University of Tampere, Lecturer Janne Varjo,  the University of Helsinki, Post-doctoral researcher […]

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New book on diversifying education in Europe

By on 17.02.2017 in Publications
New book on diversifying education in Europe

The title of this new book “The State, Schooling and Identity: Diversifying Education in Europe” cuts into the complexities of current educational endeavors.  Several JustEd members participate in this book which offers insights into the relationship between nation-state and education by problematizing and analyzing the assumed straightforwardness of the role of education and schooling. The editors […]

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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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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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New website will facilitate the inclusion of gender issues in teacher educations

By on 19.10.2016 in Workshop
New website will facilitate the inclusion of gender issues in teacher educations

“Something should be done for the teacher education, and this has been on the agenda for a long time. However, students still graduate without knowing anything about gender issues,” said Professor Emeritus Elina Lahelma, University of Helsinki, kick-starting the brainstorming session at the GENTE meeting in Helsinki 29–30 September. Elina leads the project Gender in […]

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Youth issues in the spotlight at Nordic youth conference in Helsinki

By on 04.10.2016 in Public dissemination
Youth issues in the spotlight at Nordic youth conference in Helsinki

“This was an excellent opportunity for us to share our research and exchange knowledge with an active and engaged group of Nordic youths,” said Fritjof Sahlström, JustEd team leader and Professor, Åbo Akademi, after the two day long workshop at the Nordic Youth Conference Sillat-Broar-Bridges in September. The idea behind the conference was to engage socially-minded […]

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Knowledge exchange with practitioners continues in Iceland

By on 03.10.2016 in Public dissemination
Knowledge exchange with practitioners continues in Iceland

As a result of research done in team 7 Upper secondary school practices in Iceland: teaching and learning – student engagement and initiative, researchers sent letters to all upper secondary schools in Iceland offering knowledge exchange. “We offered either to visit the schools and talk about a particular topic from the Upper secondary school practices […]

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