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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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“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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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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Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

By on 15.06.2016 in PhD thesis
Why projects crashes into speed bumps of teacher education

“Considering how little we in fact know about teacher training’s impact on education, there seems to be a surprisingly strong tendency to think that teacher education is some sort of master key that can be easily used to change schools and society. Teacher education surely matters, but how and to what extent ­– that we […]

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“The Nordic model is interesting worldwide”

By on 02.06.2016 in Uncategorized
“The Nordic model is interesting worldwide”

The Scientific Advisory Board of the NordForsk programme Education for Tomorrow, which the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd is a part of, gathered in Roskilde in the end of May for their yearly summit. JustEd and the six other projects in the programme presented ideas and plans in three different themes: Skill formation, education and values education in the Nordic […]

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Queering the school? Towards anti-oppressive schools

By on 18.05.2016 in Seminars
Queering the school? Towards anti-oppressive schools

At the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, JustEd member and team leader Kristiina Brunila, University of Helsinki, hosted a historic event. “This is the first time our faculty arranges such an event as this, where we highlight the important issues of gender and sexual minorities,” said Kristiina in her opening words at the seminar Queering […]

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Education as Finland’s hottest export?

By on 09.05.2016 in PhD thesis
Education as Finland’s hottest export?

In a new dissertation Finland’s newly emerging business sectors, education export, is critically investigated. In the dissertation “Education as Finland’s hottest export? A multi-faceted case study on Finnish national education export policies” JustEd member Monika Schatz combines three case studies that explore opportunities and challenges of Finland’s education export from different angles. Taken together, the three case […]

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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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Two intensive and succesful days – the JustEd Conference gathered 150 participants

Two intensive and succesful days – the JustEd Conference gathered 150 participants

“We are part of a silent social movement,” said Professor Heidi Safia Mirza in her opening keynote speach at the JustEd pre-conference “Actors for Social Justice in Education” on the International Women’s Day 8 March in Helsinki. Approximately 120 professionals and students who had gathered in Helsinki 8-9 March to take part in the JustEd Conference. Issues […]

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