Tag: social class

Vocational programs fostering unequal citizens?

By on 03.12.2018 in Research findings
Vocational programs fostering unequal citizens?

What kind of citizen is fostered in the vocational programs and how is it impacting and constructing power relations related to class and gender? A team of researchers compared the vocational and academic programs in Sweden and found some problematic trends when it comes to social justice in education. JustEd researcher Mattias Nylund has been […]

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Fam­ous Nor­dic equal­ity a chal­lenge in schools

By on 23.05.2018 in Research findings
Fam­ous Nor­dic equal­ity a chal­lenge in schools

On a global scale, the Nordic countries are pioneers of equality, but at school, many pupils are still subjected to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity, native language or disability. According to JustEd researchers, discrimination is still common in Nordic schools. “Finnish society has a robust foundation for equality, possibly the most […]

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Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Intellectually inspiring collaborative writing on gender and social class in early childhood education

Collaborative writing is “effective, fun and intellectually inspiring” says university lecturer Sirpa Lappalainen (University of Helsinki) who recently presented a joint paper together with associate professor Ylva Odenbring (University of Gothenburg). In their recent joint work these two JustEd members explore how gender and class are researched in early childhood education. The focus is on […]

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