Tag: marginalisation

“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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Seminar on disability and post-compulsory education

Seminar on disability and post-compulsory education

Disability studies in education have been on the agenda especially by researchers in the JustEd team 4, and as a resault of the collaboration researchers are now invited to a working seminar to wrap up the work done in JustEd on post-compulsory education for disabled people. The seminar is focusing on combinations and contradictions between educational […]

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Knowledge exchange with practitioners continues in Iceland

By on 03.10.2016 in Public dissemination
Knowledge exchange with practitioners continues in Iceland

As a result of research done in team 7 Upper secondary school practices in Iceland: teaching and learning – student engagement and initiative, researchers sent letters to all upper secondary schools in Iceland offering knowledge exchange. “We offered either to visit the schools and talk about a particular topic from the Upper secondary school practices […]

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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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“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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Seminar: Whiteness, race and racialization in the Nordic countries with an emphasis on Sweden

By on 13.06.2016 in Guest lectures
Seminar: Whiteness, race and racialization in the Nordic countries with an emphasis on Sweden

In order to understand processes of injustice and justice in education and in society at large, there is a need within educational research to widen the consciousness and conceptualization of race, racialization and education. This includes questioning norms and assumptions about whiteness or Westernness. Tobias Hübinette will give an open lecture and workshop on ‘Whiteness, […]

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“Are you going to write as we think, or as you think?”

By on 12.02.2016 in Mobility, Public dissemination
“Are you going to write as we think, or as you think?”

A female transnational student from Turkey, Hafize, who is studying for four years at an Islamic Malaysian university is the focus of a new article by Marie Carlson, member of JustEd team 5, and Bengt Jacobsson. Hafize was interviewed during the research project  about student mobility in Asia, a multi-sited ethnographic project, at the University […]

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“This research is quite radical in Finland”

By on 05.02.2016 in Publications
“This research is quite radical in Finland”

How do persons with intellectual disabilities experience service systems for disabled people? This is one of the focal questions Senior Researcher Katariina Hakala used in her innovative study together with a group of five persons with intellectual disabilities who are also activists in the Finnish self-advocate organization Me Itse –association. “This research has been quite […]

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Getting accepted into upper secondary education is challenging for young people with special needs

By on 03.12.2015 in PhD thesis
Getting accepted into upper secondary education is challenging for young people with special needs

“For many young people, regarded as having special educational needs, applying and being accepted into upper secondary education seems to be complex and challenging,” says Anna-Maija Niemi, member of JustEd team 4. She will defend her doctoral dissertation at University of Helsinki on 18 December at 12:00. In the dissertation she has focused on special […]

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Publication: Youth and marginalisation

By on 28.08.2013 in Publications
Publication: Youth and marginalisation

Gestur Gudmundsson, Dennis Beach and Viggo Vestel (eds.) 2013 Youth and marginalisation: Young people from immigrant families in Scandinavia. Tufnell Press This book is the result of extensive ethnographic research that has analysed the experiences of young people from immigrant families in the Nordic cities of Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Oslo. Concepts of cultural and urban […]

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