Tag: social justice

Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

By on 12.12.2017 in Calls, Conferences
Call for proposals – present your paper at our international research conference

The international research conference ‘Promoting justice through education’, 22-23 May 2018 in Helsinki, examines educational policies and practices in a critical light from a Nordic perspective. The Nordic education systems of today are facing increasing influences of market-oriented competition, social stratification and marginalization or social exclusion. This conference problematizes the current educational trends in Nordic education and explores new […]

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Four JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

By on 14.06.2017 in Funding
Four JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

JustEd members Kristiina Brunila, Piia Seppänen, Tero Järvinen and Sonja Kosunen have received funding from the Academy of Finland. Kristiina Brunila got four year funding for her new project called Interrupting Youth Support Systems in the Ethos of Vulnerability, which is a continuation of the ending project Youth on the Move. Kristiina’s research project focus on critically exploring cross-sectoral policies and […]

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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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Joint seminar on current lines in disability studies

By on 19.05.2017 in Seminars

JustEd team 4 and FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) are arranging a joint seminar 21-22 September in Helsinki on current lines in disability studies. The first day is in Finnish and targeted for field workers and administrators in disability services and special education. “We have invited professor Krístin Björnsdottir at the University of Iceland as […]

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JustEd Symposium at ECER 2017: Unpacking the many meanings of Justice in education

By on 11.05.2017 in Conferences
JustEd Symposium at ECER 2017: Unpacking the many meanings of Justice in education

What does concepts like equity, justice and inclusion actually mean? What about marginalization and differentiation? These concepts hold a strong position within in the educational sciences – however they are seldom clearly defined, decomposed or operationalized. 16 JustEd members have joined forces to unpack the meanings of these concepts in a symposium at the conference European […]

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New book on gaps between policy and practice with respect to LGBTQ rights

By on 19.04.2017 in Publications
New book on gaps between policy and practice with respect to LGBTQ rights

In his new book, JustEd member Jón Ingvar Kjaran, University of Iceland, has contributed to the understanding of sexuality and gender in schools, beyond the borders of Iceland and the Nordic countries. In the book he sheds light on how sexuality and gender intersect in producing heteronormativity within the school system in Iceland. The book is […]

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Call for proposals to book on class analysis

By on 28.03.2017 in Calls

JustEd members are joining forces to develop a book that addresses issues of social class and justice in education, ’Rethinking class analysis for justice in education in the Nordic countries’. All JustEd members are welcome to submit a proposal to the book. The deadline is 30 April. About the book That social class is an important factor within […]

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New book on diversifying education in Europe

By on 17.02.2017 in Publications
New book on diversifying education in Europe

The title of this new book “The State, Schooling and Identity: Diversifying Education in Europe” cuts into the complexities of current educational endeavors.  Several JustEd members participate in this book which offers insights into the relationship between nation-state and education by problematizing and analyzing the assumed straightforwardness of the role of education and schooling. The editors […]

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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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Knowledge exchange with practitioners continues in Iceland

By on 03.10.2016 in Public dissemination
Knowledge exchange with practitioners continues in Iceland

As a result of research done in team 7 Upper secondary school practices in Iceland: teaching and learning – student engagement and initiative, researchers sent letters to all upper secondary schools in Iceland offering knowledge exchange. “We offered either to visit the schools and talk about a particular topic from the Upper secondary school practices […]

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