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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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Focus on social justice issues and teacher activism at JustEd’s third summer school

By on 08.08.2016 in Conferences, Guest lectures
Focus on social justice issues and teacher activism at JustEd’s third summer school

The annual JustEd Summer School gathered approximately 50 researchers for an intense week in Gothenburg in early August. Excellent speakers delivered thought-provoking keynotes, senior researchers led interesting and challenging workshops and paper sessions for the 34 participating doctoral students. Assistant Professor Bree Picower, Montclair State University (USA) gave the first keynote speak on ‘Practice what you teach: social […]

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Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

By on 15.07.2016 in Guest lectures
Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

“Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to “make a difference.” But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge,” asks Bree Picower. Picower is Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, USA, and will set […]

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