Tag: gender

Open lecture: Ethnographic research in VET and on youth transitions with the perspectives of social class, gender and ethnicity

By on 08.10.2018 in Uncategorized
Open lecture: Ethnographic research in VET and on youth transitions with the perspectives of social class, gender and ethnicity

Welcome to attend open lecture by Associate Professor Per-Åke Rosvall, Umeå University, in University of Helsinki on Thursday 11 October Visiting scholar Per-Åke Rosvall has since 2007 been part of several projects with an ethnographic approach and with focus on young people’s education and transitions. This presentation will especially focus three projects funded by the […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a good day to speak up for women’s rights and gender equality – also in education. Do you wish to know more about research on gender in education? Check out the Nordgente website, a great resource and a unique archive of research focusing on gender and education in a Nordic context. On the website, […]

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University of Helsinki receives 4 million euros for Nordic research

By on 03.01.2018 in Funding
University of Helsinki receives 4 million euros for Nordic research

The university consortia ReNew ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ has been granted about 4,3 million euros by Nordforsk. The research hub ReNEW, consisting of six universities, is lead by the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS) at the University of Helsinki, a network for multidisciplinary research on the Nordic Region. Professor Peter Stadius at the […]

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Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

By on 12.12.2017 in Calls, Conferences
Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

The international research conference ‘Promoting justice through education’, 22-23 May 2018 in Helsinki, examines educational policies and practices in a critical light from a Nordic perspective. The Nordic education systems of today are facing increasing influences of market-oriented competition, social stratification and marginalization or social exclusion. This conference problematizes the current educational trends in Nordic education and explores new […]

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New funding for research on gender, school and violence

By on 03.11.2017 in Funding
New funding for research on gender, school and violence

JustEd member Ylva Odenbring, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Gothenburg has received over 3.500.000 SEK for the Forte-funded research project entitled Youth, vulnerability and school. Student’s perspectives on violence, harassment and violations that aims at exploring issues of gender, school and violence. The project is a three year research project (2018-2020). The […]

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Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Collaborative writing is “effective, fun and intellectually inspiring” says university lecturer Sirpa Lappalainen (University of Helsinki) who recently presented a joint paper together with associate professor Ylva Odenbring (University of Gothenburg). In their recent joint work these two JustEd members explore how gender and class are researched in early childhood education. The focus is on […]

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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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