Tag: school choice

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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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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“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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In media: comparision between Finnish and Swedish education system

By on 20.10.2016 in Public dissemination

JustEd member and team leader Fritjof Sahlström, Åbo Akademi, discussed and compared the Finnish and Swedish education system in the Swedish TV programme Nyhetsmorgon, TV4, on Thursday 24 October.    

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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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Doctoral thesis about school choice appealed to media in Finland

Doctoral thesis about school choice appealed to media in Finland

The doctoral dissertation of Sonja Kosunen, member of JustEd team 1, has gained a lot of attention from the Finnish media in January. Her dissertation “Families and the social space of school choice in Urban Finland” sheds light on the school choices made by families in the city of Espoo in the Helsinki metropolitan area. […]

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The social costs and benefits of school choice in Sweden and Finland are presented in a new American book

The social costs and benefits of school choice in Sweden and Finland are presented in a new American book

A fruitful collaboration between JustEd team 1 and 2 has resulted in a book chapter in the newly published book ‘Education, Equity, Economy: Crafting a New Intersection’. JustEd team members Janne Varjo, Mira Kalalahti and Lisbeth Lundahl has written the chapter ‘Recognizing and Controlling the Social Cost of school Choice’. “It’s a book edited by […]

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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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