Justice through education: Marketisation and equity i embedded contexts

In connection to the 42nd NERA congress Education for sustainable development that will be held in Lillehammer on March 5-7, 2014, the Nordic Centre of Excellence ’Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries’ will organize a pre-conference.

Time and place


Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel, Norway 04.03.2014 to 05.03.2014

The conference, organised by the Nordic Centre of Excellence Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries (JustEd), focuses on the different embedded contexts of marketisation and equity. These contexts range from transnational policy-making to classroom practices. Marketisation processes rely on competition, consumer choice, differentiation and hierarchy, and encourage principles that are not necessarily compatible with the ideas of justice. However, in the complex process of embedding, new possibilities and rooms for creative action, equality and equity emerge.

Read more about the conference theme here

Keynote speakers

  • Ken Jones, Professor of Education, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Lisbeth Lundahl, Professor of Educational Work, Umeå University


Tuesday March 4th

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13.00-14.15 Keynote: Professor Ken Jones, Goldsmiths, University of London ‘Spaces of conflict, spaces of crisis: European education and its uneven development’
14.15-15.30 Parallel session 1
15.30-16 Coffee break
16-17.15 Parallel session 2

Wednesday March 5th

9.00-10.15 Parallel session 3
10.15-11.15 Keynote: Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, Umeå University ‘Justice, equity and marketisation in and of education: concluding comments’

Practical information and registration

The conference will be held in Lillehammer, Norway, at Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel, the same venue as the NERA congress. The conference is open for all and free of charge, but requires online registration before December 15, 2013.

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