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Emerging segregation in schools in Iceland

By on 16.10.2018 in Research findings
Emerging segregation in schools in Iceland

The Nordic model seems to be in trouble in Iceland. The democratic school for all, where everybody is supposed to have equal rights and opportunities, is challenged by segregation trends. Differences in schools’ economical or cultural capital are becoming increasingly common. A school is no longer just a school, but a trademark. To attract the […]

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JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

Last Friday’s SuomiAreena panel discussion, co-arranged by Justed, was highly thought provoking and displayed current inequalities in access to education in Finland. The panelists presented various future tools for furthering equity and equality for everyone in choosing the education and professional path of their liking. Assistant Professor Sonja Kosunen, University of Helsinki, represented JustEd in […]

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JustEd panel discussion 20.7.2018:
Equal opportunities or predestined future?

JustEd panel discussion 20.7.2018: <br>Equal opportunities or predestined future?

  Finland is usually considered a welfare society and an ideal paragon of equality, where everybody has equal opportunities to education and the ability to pursue the vocation and career of their choice. But in reality, do we actually have equal access to education in Finland or is this a false assumption? PANEL DISCUSSION at […]

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JustEd panel discussion on equal opportunities in education in Finland

JustEd panel discussion on equal opportunities in education in Finland

Do we really have equal access to education in Finland or is that a false assumption? To what degree can we influence our own future and how much does our parents’ socioeconomic situation, in terms of health, wealth, educational level and profession, influence our options in life? In July, JustEd is arranging a panel discussion scrutinizing […]

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Academy of Finland granted JustEd research team 480.000 euros

By on 07.06.2018 in Funding
Academy of Finland granted JustEd research team 480.000 euros

  A team of JustEd researchers just received a grant of 480.000 euros from the Academy of Finland. The aim of the project ‘Local Educational Ethos’ is to study well-performing comprehensive schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods in metropolitan Helsinki, investigating how schools can fight the problems of segregation and alleviate the effects of local disadvantage to […]

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“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

“We need to stop talking about ‘normal’ students”

JustEd director, professor Gunilla Holm and JustEd team leader, dean Fritjof Sahlström discuss marginalisation and discrimination in Nordic schools in a recent interview article in Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL), the biggest Swedish-language newspaper in Finland. “Marginalisation, discrimination and exclusion are common in Nordic schools. In order to make a change we need  to address these issues both on a political and practical […]

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JustEd policy implications: Promoting social justice in education through policy making in the Nordics

JustEd policy implications: Promoting social justice in education through policy making in the Nordics

Based on a synthesis of years of research, JustEd researchers just published a set of policy implications for the Nordic countries. The researchers are appealing to policymakers to adjust educational policies and curricula to explicitly address and counteract social segregation, marginalization, discrimination, and exclusion in the educational system in order to promote equity in education. […]

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