AGORA for the study of Social Justice and Equality in Education
The AGORA Centre in the Faculty of Educational sciences in the University of Helsinki coordinates and develops sociological, philosophical, cultural, historical and critical educational research, research networks and research projects. AGORA brings together scholars from a wide variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, who share an interest in critical theories, philosophies and methodologies in education. The Centre focuses on empirically-grounded theoretical considerations and developing further understanding of social justice and equality as a multifaceted economic, cultural and social phenomenon. Intersectionalities, power, and agency, and societal mechanisms of inequalities are important themes for joint research groups in the AGORA. The Centre unites and develops various research fields and research networks with eminent universities and researchers nationally and internationally.
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Kristiina Brunila: “Pride in Finnish education prevents us from recognising inequality”
The duty of the professor of social justice and equality in education is to ask tough questions.
People & Research: Helena Hinke Dobrochinski Candido unveils the phenomenon of Finnish Education Export
The AGORA Research Centre brings together a wide diversity of researchers and research groups interested in current issues of social justice and...
Prevention of marginalisation among young people focuses on individuals, with structural issues overlooked
The prevention of social exclusion and marginalisation among young people is based on employer needs, casting on the sidelines broader societal...
People & research: Kalle Mäkelä examines the discursive practices in the context of Finnish outreach youth work and youth workshops
The AGORA Research Centre brings together a wide diversity of researchers and research groups interested with current issues of social justice...
AGORA Research Centre's Spring greetings
As we are finally witnessing some promising hints of summer, we wanted to provide you a little summary of the spring 2020 at AGORA for the Study...
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Research, people and activities
The AGORA Centre’s research is located in the field of social sciences and humanities, including sociological, philosophical, cultural,...
People and collaboration
The AGORA unites various research fields and excellent research networks with top universities and researchers. With wide networks in the...