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Superior Westerners and inferior Others in Finnish school textbooks

By on 31.10.2016 in PhD thesis
Superior Westerners and inferior Others in Finnish school textbooks

How do Finnish school textbooks construct an understanding of the West and Western people as superior to others? This has been the main research question in JustEd member Pia Mikander’s doctoral dissertation ‘Westerners and Others in Finnish School Textbooks’ which she successfully defended at the University of Helsinki on October 28. JustEd member and Professor […]

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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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Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

By on 15.07.2016 in Guest lectures
Welcome to JustEd Summer School’s open day 8 August

“Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to “make a difference.” But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge,” asks Bree Picower. Picower is Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, USA, and will set […]

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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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School bul­ly­ing com­mon­place for LGB­TIQ youth

By on 01.06.2016 in Seminars
School bul­ly­ing com­mon­place for LGB­TIQ youth

They have been made invisible at school, bullied and excluded. For LGBTIQ youth, even small measures could make school a safe place where they can be themselves.  “School is not a safe space for LGBTIQ youth. Many of those who have told their teachers about being bullied have received no help, and have sometimes even […]

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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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Racism can be beaten in the classroom

Racism can be beaten in the classroom

A student in your classroom is voicing racist opinions. As a teacher, how would you handle the situation? Respect for diversity is fostered in the classroom, but teachers need both support and tools to tackle touchy issues in our schools. “Silencing racist opinions in class is not a solution,” says Professor Heidi Safia Mirza from […]

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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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Professor of Race, Faith and Culture Heidi Safia Mirza is keynote speaker at JustEd Conference

By on 31.10.2015 in Public dissemination
Professor of Race, Faith and Culture Heidi Safia Mirza is keynote speaker at JustEd Conference

We’re happy to announce that Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor of Race, Faith and Culture, Goldsmiths College, University of London will be keynote speaker at JustEd Conference on 8–9 March 2016 in Helsinki. “Her work is very relevant to the research interest of the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd,” director Gunilla Holm says.

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