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Seminar on in(ex)clusion and the construction of the “Other” in math and science education

By on 24.08.2017 in Seminars
Seminar on in(ex)clusion and the construction of the “Other” in math and science education

JustEd member Professor Paola Valero is part of the organizing group gathering 16 international scholars and 14 PhD students to explore new directions for research on mathematics and science education for students with a background of immigration in a seminar. The seminar takes place on 26–28 September at Stockholm University. “The low achievement of these […]

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JustEd members collaborate in research project on technology in primary schools

By on 03.07.2017 in Uncategorized
JustEd members collaborate in research project on technology in primary schools

Two JustEd members, Professor Kathrin Otrel-Cass at Aalborg University and Post doc researcher Riikka Hohti at University of Helsinki, participate in the three country project Beyond technology in primary schools: the role of technology ownership in different subjects and the impact on pedagogy, and they recently met at the annual meeting of the project. “This project explores practices […]

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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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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 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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Wrapping up research on disability and post-compulsory education

By on 21.12.2016 in Seminars
Wrapping up research on disability and post-compulsory education

Disability studies in education have been on the agenda especially by researchers in JustEd team 4, and as a result of the collaboration within the team researchers were invited to a working seminar 14 December in Helsinki. The seminar was organized to wrap up the work done in JustEd team 4 on post-compulsory education for disabled people. […]

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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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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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Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

Students’ involvement in gender equality planning needs to be strengthened

“Students in upper secondary educational institutions need to be more involved in the gender equality planning,” says JustEd member Elina Ikävalko, who will defend her dissertation on 2 September at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. Currently, gender equality planning at upper secondary institutions, both general and vocational, is mostly focused on the […]

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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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