Tag: neoliberal policies

Call for proposals to book on class analysis

By on 28.03.2017 in Calls

JustEd members are joining forces to develop a book that addresses issues of social class and justice in education, ’Rethinking class analysis for justice in education in the Nordic countries’. All JustEd members are welcome to submit a proposal to the book. The deadline is 30 April. About the book That social class is an important factor within […]

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New book on adult education and sustainability

By on 22.11.2016 in Publications
New book on adult education and sustainability

JustEd member and Senior Lecturer Lili-Ann Wolff, University of Helsinki, has written a chapter in a recently published book on adult education and globalisation. The traditional nation-state context of adult education research and practice is challenged by the consequences of globalization. Beside increased mobility and interaction across different borders, they include financial and economic, social […]

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Special Issue: Equality, Inclusion, and Marketisation of Nordic Education

Special Issue: Equality, Inclusion, and Marketisation of Nordic Education

A special issue with the theme “Equality, Inclusion and Marketisation of Nordic Education” has recently been published in the journal RCIE (Research in Comparative and International Education, March 2016, 11(1)) where many of the JustEd members have contributed: Lisbeth Lundahl, Nafsika Alexiadou, Marianne Dovemark, Inger Erixon-Arreman, Ann-Sofie Holm, Ulf Lundström, Kristiina Brunila, Elina Ikävalko, Tuuli Kurki, […]

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Critical pedagogy with Peter McLaren filled the house

Critical pedagogy with Peter McLaren filled the house

Professor Peter McLaren gave an engaging lecture about social justice, education and pedagogies and practices of hope and change last night for more than 150 people at University of Helsinki. The event was organized by PhD students from the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd and Viikki Teacher Training School of Helsinki University. “I’ve been working […]

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Is there a “Nordic model” of education?

Is there a “Nordic model” of education?

In a special issue in Research in Comparative and International Education which includes contributions from the Nordic countries, Lisbeth Lundahl, leader of JustEd team 2, has written the introductory article. “My article emanates from two speeches on ‘the Nordic model of education’ – the one at the first JustEd conference in Lillehammer two years ago and the […]

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Whole life to Work – Education in the Knowledge Capitalism

Whole life to Work – Education in the Knowledge Capitalism

“We are critically analyzing cross-sectional and decentralized politics and educational practices in the era of marketization, knowledge capitalism, entrepreneurialism and individualization,” said Kristiina Brunila at the book release event of the brand new anthology Koko elämä töihin. Koulutus tietokykykapitalismissa (2015)(Whole life to Work. Education in the Knowledge Capitalism). Kristiina Brunila and her colleagues Jussi Onnismaa and Heikki […]

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The Swedish school jungle

By on 26.11.2015 in Guest lectures
The Swedish school jungle

When Professor Lisbeth Lundahl gave an open lecture at the University of Helsinki, she emphasized the high costs free school choice has led to in Sweden. In her lecture “Global neoliberal education policies and their adoption in Sweden” she opened up what is happening when competition becomes a key issue in Swedish schools. She illuminated the […]

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Public talks about processes of privatisation in education

By on 10.11.2015 in Public dissemination
Public talks about processes of privatisation in education

Join us in Helsinki on 10 December, 12.30-15.30, and learn more about the ongoing processes of privatisation in education. “In the past decades we have witnessed how public sector welfare and infrastructure services have undergone processes of privatisation. Like other services, education has also been subject to an increased private sector involvement in several countries,” says […]

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“Becoming a professor in neoliberal academia” – guest lecture at the University of Gothenburg

By on 16.09.2015 in Guest lectures

“To become a professor in Academia means struggling with constant ambivalences” says Associate Professor Kristiina Brunila at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, regarding the lecture she gave, as a visiting scholar, at the University of Gothenburg on 16 September. Brunila is the leader of JustEd Theme 1, a member of the JustEd Executive board, and took part […]

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New book: Fair and Competitive? Critical perspectives on contemporary Nordic schooling

By on 21.11.2014 in Publications
New book: Fair and Competitive? Critical perspectives on contemporary Nordic schooling

A new JustEd publication edited by Anne-Lise Arnesen, Elina Lahelma, Lisbeth Lundahl and Elisabet Öhrn. The Nordic countries have traditionally been regarded as archetypal representatives of social democratic welfare states. But particularly since the 1990s the concept of universal welfare and education has increasingly been infused with neo-liberal ideas and technologies, even if the extent […]

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