Team 1 Politics & Governance in Justice through Education

The Team’s research will focus on how the Nordic principles of justice have changed due to changes in politics of education. The changes in the Nordic educational systems make it important to study not only the individual countries’ systems but also to compare the systems in order to learn from both successful and problematic policies and practices. The goal with researching the different levels of the systems is to achieve a comprehensive understanding that can provide advice and suggestions for the continuation of just and democratic educational systems. The Team aims to understand the context by understanding the dynamics of politics and the instrumentation of policies. In doing this we will aggregate an evidence informed framework, which will help us understand how the deep changes in dynamics of politics and the policy instruments used interact and respond to the new challenges of the Nordic countries.

Team members

Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret, Assistant professor, Docent (Team leader)
Department of Education, University of Turku
ulpukka.isopahkala-bouret(a)utu.fi

Anna-Kaisa Berisha, PhD student
Department of Education, University of Turku
akmkar(a)utu.fi
School Choice Policies and Urban Spatial Segregation in the City of Turku

Peter Dahler-Larsen, Professor
Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
pdl(a)ifs.ku.dk

Petteri Hansen, Post-doctoral researcher
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
petteri.hansen(a)helsinki.fi
Comparative reconstruction of basic education politics in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Annukka Jauhiainen, Senior lecturer
Department of Education, CELE, University of Turku
anjau(a)utu.fi
Searching for good academic work at managerial university – SAMU

Tero Järvinen, Assistant professor
Department of Education, University of Turku
tejuja(a)utu.fi

Mira Kalalahti, Postdoctoral researcher
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
mira.kalalahti(a)helsinki.fi
Equal educational opportunities – school achievements, class and social capital

Johanna Kallo, Postdoctoral research fellow
Turku Institute of Advanced Studies (Research collegium)
Department of Education, CELE, University of Turku
johkal(a)utu.fi
Governance of higher education through OECD future scenarios

Jaakko Kauko, Associate Professor (Team leader)
School of Education, University of Tampere
jaakko.kauko(a)uta.fi
Transnational Dynamics in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Politics of Basic Education in Brazil, China and Russia (BCR)

Heikki Kinnari, PhD student
Department of Education, University of Turku
heikki.kinnari(a)utu.fi
The power, governmentality and ethics of lifelong learning – a critical discourse analysis of the third generation of lifelong learning

Sonja Kosunen, University lecturer
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
sonja.kosunen(a)helsinki.fi
From class to class. Comparative study on parental school choice and school reputations

Sonia Lempinen, PhD student
Department of Education, University of Turku
somale(a)utu.fi
Regular or special education: stigma and parental school choices in the case of children with a special educational need

Berglind Rós Magnúsdóttir, Lecturer
School of Education, University of Iceland
brm@hi.is
Marketization, quality and social justice in the Icelandic education system

Anna Medvedeva, PhD student
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
anna.medvedeva(a)helsinki.fi
International Master Programs and the University Internationalization Policy

Lauri Ojalehto, PhD student
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
lauri.ojalehto(a)helsinki.fi
Diversification of Education and its Justification

Laura Pellikka, PhD Student
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
laura.pellikka(a)helsinki.fi
I Just Want to See What I Can Achieve – A Discursive and Narrative Analysis of Life Histories of Adult Students’ Studying in the Open University

Risto Rinne, Professor
Department of Education, University of Turku
rinne(a)utu.fi

Monika Schatz, PhD student
Department of Teacher training, University of Helsinki
monika.schatz(a)helsinki.fi
Globalizing Finnish Education? Investigating Policies, Practices and Realities of Finnish Education Export

Piia Seppänen, Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Education, University of Turku
piia.seppanen(a)utu.fi

Jenni Tikkanen, PhD student
Department of Education, University of Turku
jenni.tikkanen(a)utu.fi
Future is wide open – but for whom? Students from disadvantaged, average and affluent schools planning their future trajectories

Virpi Pakkanen, PhD student
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
virpi.pakkanen(a)helsinki.fi
The Policy-Making and Governance of School Funding in Finland

Hannele  Pitkänen, PhD student
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

Eeva Rontu,     PhD student
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
eeva.rontu(a)helsinki.fi
Excellence, individuality and equality? – Goals of Finnish comprehensive school

Mari Simola, PhD student
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
mari.simola(a)helsinki.fi
Affective governance – Analysis of the development of higher education policies and practices in the Finnish University

Hannu Simola, Professor
Centre for Sociology of Education University of Helsinki
hannu.simola(a)helsinki.fi

Tommi Wallenius, PhD student
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
tommi.wallenius(a)helsinki.fi
Ranking Schools and Children – Or Not? Contrasting the Finnish Compulsory Schooling Quality Assurance and Evaluation (QAE) Policy

Janne Varjo, Postdoctoral researcher
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
janne.varjo(a)helsinki.fi

Heidi Vartiainen, PhD student
Centre for Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki
heidi.vartiainen(a)helsinki.fi
Functioning Local Schools: A Study of Three Schools Succeeding in Disadvantaged Areas in Helsinki

Agnes van Zanten, Professor
Observatoire  Sociologique du  Changement, Sciences Po
agnes.vanzanten(a)sciences-po.fr

 

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