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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 wishes everyone a happy Helsinki Pride week!

By on 28.06.2018 in Research findings
JustEd wishes everyone a happy Helsinki Pride week!

“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.” (Tennessee Williams) At the University of Helsinki the colorful rainbow flag can be seen everywhere during Pride week. JustEd member and gender researcher Jukka Lehtonen comments on sexual and gender rights […]

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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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‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

We are delighted to announce that JustEd team leader Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg) just received an award for his article ‘Whose justice is this! Capitalism, class and education justice and inclusion in the Nordic countries: race, space and class history’. The article was chosen as one of two runners up for the award of […]

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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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