Follow the streamed seminar on Gender Gaps in Nordic Educational Achievement

Follow the streamed seminar on Gender Gaps in Nordic Educational Achievement

Girls and boys in Nordic schools do not demonstrate the same levels of academic achievement. What causes the differences and how will this affect Nordic health, welfare and working life in the future? The need for new, shared Nordic insights in order to better understand the dynamics is discussed on Wednesday 15 January at a live streamed seminar.

According to an OECD report, the gender gap in educational performance in Nordic schools is greater than other European countries. There is a wide array of facts and myths as to why this is the case in the public debate, but what does research in this area tell us, and where is there a need to know more?

Director of NordForsk Arne Flåøyen says: "The role of NordForsk is to facilitate research collaboration in the Nordic Region. Gender gaps in Nordic educational achievement is an area where collaboration across the Nordics is highly relevant and a clear added value will be created if researchers from the Nordic countries collaborate."

The knowledge gaps that have been identified in the report ”New Chances – Better Learning” from the Norwegian National Commission on Gender Equity in Education will be discussed on 15 January 2020 at a seminar in Oslo, Norway.

Camilla Stoltenberg, Director General for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, will present the report, followed by a Nordic perspective on education policy for health equality by Helena Lohmann, Senior Adviser for Nordic Welfare Centre. In a panel discussion Stoltenberg and Lohmann will be accompanied by Fritjof Sahlström, Dean and Professor in Pedagogy at Åbo Akademi.

Participation in the event is possible on spot in Oslo or via live streaming.