Events

Inclusive education in (pre-)primary schools: challenges and intersections in urban education in Helsinki, Amsterdam and Reykjavík

 

In this final, open seminar of MAPS on 27th of May, 2021, we discuss the research findings addressing questions of inclusive education and urban segregation in Finland, the Netherlands, and Iceland. The opening words of the seminar will be given by the Minister of Education, Jussi Saramo. We will hear three keynote lectures and related academic commentaries as well as commentaries from stakeholders, the Trade Union of Education (OAJ) and the City of Helsinki.

Please find the recording of the event below. 

Programme: Inclusive education in (pre-)primary schools: challenges and intersections in urban education in Helsinki, Amsterdam and Reykjavík (27 May 2021, 12-15 EEST)

12:00 Welcome to the seminar: Assistant Professor, Consortium Leader Sonja Kosunen (University of Helsinki) 

12:15 Opening words: Minister of Education Jussi Saramo (Ministry of Education and Culture) 

12:25 MAPS supported research on educational marginalisation and inclusion in the Netherlands 

Assistant Professor Bowen Paulle (University of Amsterdam) 

Discussant: Leading Specialist Venla Bernelius (City of Helsinki) 

13:00 Charting the processes of inclusivity from city to classroom: The importance of social relations in the most diverse area of Reykjavík, Iceland 

Associate Professor Berglind Rós Magnúsdóttir and PhD researcher Elizabeth Lay (University of Iceland) 

Discussant: Assistant Professor Sonja Kosunen (University of Helsinki) 

Break 

13:40 Tensions in the implementation of inclusive education: Teachers’ and pupils' perspectives in Finland   

PhD researchers Heidi Huilla and Sara Juvonen (University of Helsinki) 

Discussant: Associate Professor Sirpa Lappalainen (University of Eastern Finland) 

14.15 Comment:  Special Advisor Päivi Lyhykäinen (The Trade Union of Education in Finland, OAJ) 

14.20 Comment: Research Director Katja Vilkama (City of Helsinki) 

14.25 General discussion: panel 

14.55-15.00 Closing of the seminar