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Trained specialists will increase awareness of equality issues among policy makers in Finland

By on 18.04.2017 in Uncategorized
Trained specialists will increase awareness of equality issues among policy makers in Finland

A unique project that promotes equality and diversity issues into regional development has recently started under the wings of JustEd theme leader Kristiina Brunila. “In Finland, this is an exceptional specialist training. We want to make sure that equality and diversity issues will be taken into consideration in policy making in all areas in Finland. […]

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New website will facilitate the inclusion of gender issues in teacher educations

By on 19.10.2016 in Workshop
New website will facilitate the inclusion of gender issues in teacher educations

“Something should be done for the teacher education, and this has been on the agenda for a long time. However, students still graduate without knowing anything about gender issues,” said Professor Emeritus Elina Lahelma, University of Helsinki, kick-starting the brainstorming session at the GENTE meeting in Helsinki 29–30 September. Elina leads the project Gender in […]

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Youth issues in the spotlight at Nordic youth conference in Helsinki

By on 04.10.2016 in Public dissemination
Youth issues in the spotlight at Nordic youth conference in Helsinki

“This was an excellent opportunity for us to share our research and exchange knowledge with an active and engaged group of Nordic youths,” said Fritjof Sahlström, JustEd team leader and Professor, Åbo Akademi, after the two day long workshop at the Nordic Youth Conference Sillat-Broar-Bridges in September. The idea behind the conference was to engage socially-minded […]

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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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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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Creating a new Nordic webpage for teacher educators

By on 25.05.2016 in Uncategorized
Creating a new Nordic webpage for teacher educators

JustEd members in the spin-off Project GENTE (Gender in Teacher Educaton) gathered in Helsinki last week to work on the new webpage targeted at Nordic Teacher Educators. The aim is to build a database where teacher educators and their students easily will access Nordic research in the fields of gender and education. Many of the […]

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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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Seminar: “Queering the School! Disrupting Heteronormativity in Education”

By on 15.04.2016 in Guest lectures, Seminars
Seminar: “Queering the School! Disrupting Heteronormativity in Education”

AGORA, the Nordic Centre of Excellence JustEd, the Department of Teacher Education at Helsinki University and the WeAll Research Project are organising a seminar in Helsinki on 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The seminar brings together researchers, teachers, students and actors from civil society and politics to discuss how to disrupt […]

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Heteronormativity, ethnicity and social hierarchies under scrutiny in recently published doctoral dissertations

By on 16.06.2014 in PhD thesis

Several JustEd members have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations in the last couple of weeks. Jón Ingvar Kjaran defended his dissertation “Queering the Icelandic upper secondary schools: Heteronormative discourse and the experiences of queer students in Icelandic upper secondary schools” at the University of Iceland on 3 June 2014. In his dissertation, Kjaran focuses on […]

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New Finnish norm critical educational material

The recently published norm critical education material Älä oleta – Normit nurin! suggests ways to deal with discriminatory norms and how to make schools equal learning environments. The book is directed especially to teachers working in secondary education and is useful for anyone working with youth. The material has been produced within a joint project by […]

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