Tag: social justice

“Teacher-student interaction in writing exercises contributes to social justice”

“Teacher-student interaction in writing exercises contributes to social justice”

They show models of how to write, they introduce writing strategies and they give suggestions and support during writing exercises. All in all, Norwegian language arts teachers seem to be doing almost everything right in the classrooms when it comes to sustained writing exercises. Usually, research on writing skills takes place outside the classroom, asking […]

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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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Doctoral student positions available in project related to social justice in education

By on 03.08.2018 in PhD thesis
Doctoral student positions available in project related to social justice in education

The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of 1-2 doctoral students for a fixed term of two years beginning on 1 January 2019 (or starting point as agreed). The doctoral students will be involved in the project ‘Local Educational Ethos: a study on well-performing comprehensive schools in disadvantaged neighbourhoods […]

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JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

JustEd panel discussion examined tools for social justice in education

Last Friday’s SuomiAreena panel discussion, co-arranged by Justed, was highly thought provoking and displayed current inequalities in access to education in Finland. The panelists presented various future tools for furthering equity and equality for everyone in choosing the education and professional path of their liking. Assistant Professor Sonja Kosunen, University of Helsinki, represented JustEd in […]

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JustEd panel discussion 20.7.2018:
Equal opportunities or predestined future?

JustEd panel discussion 20.7.2018: <br>Equal opportunities or predestined future?

  Finland is usually considered a welfare society and an ideal paragon of equality, where everybody has equal opportunities to education and the ability to pursue the vocation and career of their choice. But in reality, do we actually have equal access to education in Finland or is this a false assumption? PANEL DISCUSSION at […]

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‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

‘Article of the year’ runner up award to Dennis Beach

We are delighted to announce that JustEd team leader Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg) just received an award for his article ‘Whose justice is this! Capitalism, class and education justice and inclusion in the Nordic countries: race, space and class history’. The article was chosen as one of two runners up for the award of […]

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JustEd2018 conference programme now available

JustEd2018 conference programme now available

The upcoming week, more than 175 delegates from 23 countries will join us in Helsinki for the international conference JustEd2018  ‘Promoting Justice through Education’ . We just published the Programme booklet, where you can find all the information needed for preparing for the upcoming conference. Check out the timetables, maps, practical guidelines and read more about the keynote sessions and the paper and poster sessions. […]

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Panel discussion: Pedagogical implications based on JustEd research findings

Panel discussion: Pedagogical implications based on JustEd research findings

JustEd researchers from Iceland, Sweden and Finland took part in a panel discussion at this week’s Nordic conference on teacher education in Vaasa, Finland. The panel addressed policies and practices in teaching from a Nordic perspective, and presented research findings from several studies focusing on gender equality, inclusion/exclusion, multiplicity, teaching approaches and classroom interaction. The […]

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How is language related to power?

How is language related to power?

How is language, power, and language policy connected in the context of Finnish and Swedish schools? JustEd researcher Tuuli From (University of Helsinki) examines how national language policies in Finland and Sweden define spaces of education. In an article at the website Voices in Education, From shares her research findings on the roles of language policies in the construction of national […]

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Record number of participants at upcoming conference

By on 17.04.2018 in Conferences
Record number of participants at upcoming conference

We will have a record number of participants at the upcoming JustEd conference in Helsinki 22-23 May. In total, 175 researchers from all over the globe have signed up for the conference. We are delighted to welcome all the participating researchers from New Zealand, Brazil, China, Albania, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, USA, France, Belgium, Congo, […]

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