EDiTE at JustEd18 conference on „Promoting Justice Through Education”

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EDiTE researcher, Nikolett Szelei, presented her study at the JustEd18 conference in Helsinki, 22-23 May 2018. The „Justice Through Education in the Nordic Countries” is a research network within the Nordic Centre of Excellence that promotes research with the overarching theme of understanding how systems, cultures and actors in education enable and constrain justice. The JustEd18 conference specifically focused on areas of changing conceptualizations of justice in education, educational practices for social justice, marketisation effects on education, multiple diversities in education, politics and policies for justice in education and related research methods. Nikolett presented parts of her EDiTE PhD research, showing classroom examples on how pre- and primary school teachers in urban Portugal introduced ’cultural activities’ in the classroom, and how students were positioned in certain discourses around cultural divesity. Applying the lenses of critical multiculturalism, Nikolett argued for engaging with student voices in order to counteract those (mis)repsentations, as well as for a change in how teachers operationalised the concept of ’culture’. Nikolett also raised the importance of working with teachers in the classroom in order to reach such visions.

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Nikolett presented at JustEd2018

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