Tag: gender

New book on gaps between policy and practice with respect to LGBTQ rights

By on 19.04.2017 in Publications
New book on gaps between policy and practice with respect to LGBTQ rights

In his new book, JustEd member Jón Ingvar Kjaran, University of Iceland, has contributed to the understanding of sexuality and gender in schools, beyond the borders of Iceland and the Nordic countries. In the book he sheds light on how sexuality and gender intersect in producing heteronormativity within the school system in Iceland. The book is […]

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Trained specialists will increase awareness of equality issues among policy makers in Finland

By on 18.04.2017 in Uncategorized
Trained specialists will increase awareness of equality issues among policy makers in Finland

A unique project that promotes equality and diversity issues into regional development has recently started under the wings of JustEd theme leader Kristiina Brunila. “In Finland, this is an exceptional specialist training. We want to make sure that equality and diversity issues will be taken into consideration in policy making in all areas in Finland. […]

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Nordic research on gender in education now gathered on one website

By on 24.03.2017 in Public dissemination
Nordic research on gender in education now gathered on one website

The JustEd spin-off project Gender in Teacher Education has launched a website where Nordic research in the fields of gender and education is collected. The aim with this website is to increase awareness in teaching as well as in teacher education in all the Nordic countries. The website includes studies from all Nordic countries, conducted […]

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Open lecture in Helsinki on gender equality in the Icelandic curriculum

By on 20.02.2017 in Guest lectures, Mobility
Open lecture in Helsinki on gender equality in the Icelandic curriculum

Professor Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, JustEd team leader of team 7, is visiting the University of Helsinki as a mobility fellow for two weeks from 20 February to 3 March. Towards the end of his visit, on Thursday 2 March, Ingólfur will give an open lecture on the challenges and opportunities of gender equality in the Icelandic Curriculum. […]

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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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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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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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