Tag: marginalisation

“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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Special issue of Education Inquiry: Critical issues and perspectives on justice through education

Special issue of Education Inquiry: Critical issues and perspectives on justice through education

The Nordic countries are topping many global indexes in terms of happiness, competitiveness and equality, and are often considered as the most democratic and fair countries in the world. In this special issue of the Education Inquiry journal, JustEd researchers are raising questions about whether the Nordic countries constitute a supermodel with regard to education, […]

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New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

By on 29.11.2017 in Publications
New book: Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic Countries

“School is crucial in children’s and young people’s subject formation. It frames how they understand themselves as learners and more broadly as human beings. Moreover school also has very material effects on future life prospects when guiding students to follow particular paths and form understandings of the world and their place in it.” A freshly […]

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Seminar on in(ex)clusion and the construction of the “Other” in math and science education

By on 24.08.2017 in Seminars
Seminar on in(ex)clusion and the construction of the “Other” in math and science education

JustEd member Professor Paola Valero is part of the organizing group gathering 16 international scholars and 14 PhD students to explore new directions for research on mathematics and science education for students with a background of immigration in a seminar. The seminar takes place on 26–28 September at Stockholm University. “The low achievement of these […]

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History, planning and share coincidence explains the success of the Finnish compulsory education

By on 09.06.2017 in Publications
History, planning and share coincidence explains the success of the Finnish compulsory education

Five JustEd members have joined forces in analysing the “Finnish Educational Miracle” that has been attracting attention in the educational world ever since Finland rocketed to fame following the PISA studies during the 2000s. “We present a comprehensive analysis of dynamics in compulsory education politics, policy making and governance, families’ educational strategies and classroom culture,” says […]

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Joint seminar on current lines in disability studies

By on 19.05.2017 in Seminars

JustEd team 4 and FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) are arranging a joint seminar 21-22 September in Helsinki on current lines in disability studies. The first day is in Finnish and targeted for field workers and administrators in disability services and special education. “We have invited professor Krístin Björnsdottir at the University of Iceland as […]

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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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Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

By on 31.01.2017 in Uncategorized
Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

Entrance-examination-based competition for study positions in Finnish higher education is harsh, and nowadays fewer than one in four applicants are admitted according to Education Statistics Finland (2015). “The admission process seems to produce a socio-economically biased student body in Finnish universities, which of course contradicts the old Nordic principle of providing every applicant with equal […]

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New book on the latest in research on urban education around the globe

By on 20.01.2017 in Publications
New book on the latest in research on urban education around the globe

JustEd team leaders and Professors Elisabet Öhrn, Lisbeth Lundahl and Sirpa Lappalainen have contributed with the latest research on urban education in the Nordic countries in the Second International Handbook of Urban Education (Springer), as well as JustEd members Anne-Lise Arnesen, Tarja Tolonen and Sonja Kosunen. Elisabet Öhrn and Gaby Weiner have edited the section on the Nordic […]

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Wrapping up research on disability and post-compulsory education

By on 21.12.2016 in Seminars
Wrapping up research on disability and post-compulsory education

Disability studies in education have been on the agenda especially by researchers in JustEd team 4, and as a result of the collaboration within the team researchers were invited to a working seminar 14 December in Helsinki. The seminar was organized to wrap up the work done in JustEd team 4 on post-compulsory education for disabled people. […]

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