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Fruitful discussions on equality with members of the Parlament of Finland

By on 05.05.2017 in Public dissemination
Fruitful discussions on equality with members of the Parlament of Finland

Members of the Finnish Parlament’s Education and Culture Committee invited a group of JustEd members to a briefing in early May. The Committee members are to formulate a vision on the future of the Finnish compuslory school, and they were eager to hear about current research on equality in education from the Nordic Centre of Excellence […]

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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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“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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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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Challenging ‘common sense’ at Nordic youth conference

Challenging ‘common sense’ at Nordic youth conference

“This is an excellent opportunity for us to share our research and exchange knowledge with an active and engaged group of Nordic youths,” says Fritjof Sahlström, JustEd team leader and Professor, Åbo Akademi. Together with several top researchers from the JustEd centre, Fritjof will lead a special 7 hour long workshop on social justice and social […]

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Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

“Students in upper secondary educational institutions need to be more involved in the gender equality planning,” says JustEd member Elina Ikävalko, who will defend her dissertation on 2 September at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. Currently, gender equality planning at upper secondary institutions, both general and vocational, is mostly focused on the […]

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“This is a good read for anyone interested in knowing ‘what’s going on’ in the Finnish field of urban studies in education”

“This is a good read for anyone interested in knowing ‘what’s going on’ in the Finnish field of urban studies in education”

JustEd members Sonja Kosunen and Piia Seppänen have together with Venla Bernelius edited a special issue of the Finnish Journal of Education (Kasvatus) on school choice, urban schooling and educational outcomes. Researchers from several different fields and universities have joined forces in creating bridges between different disciplines and research traditions in this special issue of the journal. “There are dramatic variations in […]

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Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

By on 15.06.2016 in PhD thesis
Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

“Considering how little we in fact know about teacher training’s impact on education, there seems to be a surprisingly strong tendency to think that teacher education is some sort of master key that can be easily used to change schools and society. Teacher education surely matters, but how and to what extent ­– that we […]

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JustEd Mobility Fellowship brings Ulpukka from Helsinki to Reykjavik

By on 05.06.2016 in Mobility
JustEd Mobility Fellowship brings Ulpukka from Helsinki to Reykjavik

Currently, JustEd member and team leader Ulpukka Isopahkala, is visiting the University of Iceland, as part of the JustEd Mobility Fellowship. During June she will be positioned with the doctoral students and post-docs in Hamar in the School of Education. “My specific research topics include educational credentialing, age(ing) and gender, professional expertise, life course agency […]

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