Tag: vocational education

Call for papers: conference on transitions, career learning and career management skills

By on 18.01.2017 in Calls, Conferences
Call for papers: conference on transitions, career learning and career management skills

Several JustEd members are part of a research network that are organizing a conference in Stockholm 19–20 October 2017 on transitions, career learning and career management skills. “The conference brings up currently much-discussed issues in society and politics, in Sweden and internationally,” says JustEd team leader Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, Umeå University, who is one of […]

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New book on adult education and sustainability

By on 22.11.2016 in Publications
New book on adult education and sustainability

JustEd member and Senior Lecturer Lili-Ann Wolff, University of Helsinki, has written a chapter in a recently published book on adult education and globalisation. The traditional nation-state context of adult education research and practice is challenged by the consequences of globalization. Beside increased mobility and interaction across different borders, they include financial and economic, social […]

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Vocational education and training – ‘dead end’ or pathway to higher education?

By on 09.06.2016 in Public dissemination
Vocational education and training – ‘dead end’ or pathway to higher education?

Education in the Nordic countries share many basic values of equality and social inclusion, and have built strong free and public education systems. This is often seen as a common ‘Nordic model’ of education. However, this is not the case for vocational education and training (VET) at upper secondary level (grade 10–12, Norway: videregående skole, Sweden: […]

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Vocational education: “All the Nordic countries share common problems”

By on 22.04.2016 in Funding
Vocational education: “All the Nordic countries share common problems”

“The questions we are raising are of big importance on both a societal level and on an individual level,” says Mattias Nylund, University of Gothenburg. Mattias and his colleague Per-Åke Rosvall at Umeå University are exited. They have received funding for laying the foundations for a new cross-collaboration network together with Nordic researchers with the […]

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Extra funding for research in education policy, youth transitions and transitions policies at Umeå University

By on 05.01.2016 in Funding, Publications
Extra funding for research in education policy, youth transitions and transitions policies at Umeå University

Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, leader of JustEd team 2, is the leader of a research programme at Umeå University that addresses questions of education policy, youth transitions and transitions policies and involves approximately 15 researchers and doctoral students. Considered to be one of three strong research areas in educational research at Umeå university, the programme recently […]

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Increased collaboration between different research teams and projects

By on 27.11.2015 in Funding
Increased collaboration between different research teams and projects

NordForsk has decided to grant funding of 300 000 NOK to the application ‘Cross-cutting themes and issues in the Nordic higher education research – with special focus on justice and equality in/through education’ and 300 000 NOK to the application ‘Vocational education, transitions, marginalisation, social justice’ submitted by the NCoE JustEd. “This is very good […]

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New publication: Vocational Education and Societal Differences

By on 28.08.2013 in Publications
New publication: Vocational Education and Societal Differences

Kristiina Brunila, Katariina Hakala, Elina Lahelma ja Antti Teittinen (eds.) 2013 Ammatillinen koulutus ja yhteiskunnalliset eronteot. Gaudeamus. How does education retain and produce societal differences? This publication explains the construction of inequalities and hierarchies in different educational and vocational fields.  How do students end up in different branches and how do societal differences such as age, gender, […]

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