Social Studies in Urban Education
Social Studies in Urban Education (SURE) is a research unit focusing on the social phenomena embedded in urban schooling in diverse urban environments. The research foci comprise the themes of educational transitions in the life-course, urban and school segregation, diversified social environments and social dynamics in schools and classrooms, as well as the differentiated everyday practices and educational experiences of children and young people from different backgrounds.The group operates primarily in the fields of sociology of education and urban studies, and aims to operationalise and analyse the phenomena on macro, meso and micro levels, as well as between them, through intersectional lenses.
Ongoing research initiatives
The ongoing research projects in SURE: LEE, PAHE, VALU, MÅDIG and KOTOPE
Grouping study: adjusted learning groups in comprehensive education (VALU)
The VALU project examines the effects of differentiating teaching content in obligatory school and grouping pupils by competency...
Diversity and differentiation in primary school (MÅDIG)
Forces that increase segregation in education are gaining even more power in several cities around the world, including Northern Europe...
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