School ethos and the association to upper secondary school students school engagement A multilevel study
Students’ school engagement has an intrinsic democratic value and is positively associated to a range of student outcomes. It is also established in international and national policy guidelines that students have the right to participate in decision-making concerning their education. Previous research shows that students’ school engagement is influenced by...
Working together for the inclusion of immigrant pupils A case study of a rural community in Iceland
Global migration brings new challenges and opportunities for schools, as they are becoming more diverse in terms of pupils’ mother tongues, ethnicities, religions, and sociocultural resources. In case of Iceland, this is a relatively new reality. While there has been some research with immigrant pupils internationally, most studies focus on...
Educators narratives about belonging and diversity in northern Finland early childhood education
This study focuses on belonging and diversity in early childhood education (ECE) in northern Finland. The concept of belonging is understood as involving dynamic processes that are constructed in the multiple relations of everyday life (Juutinen, 2018; Yuval-Davis, 2011). The concept of cultural diversity can be seen through various factors,...
Mother tongue classes A parental choice, but does choice equate with parental involvement and engagement in learning?
In Sweden, all children who speak a language other than Swedish at home have a right to mother tongue classes when there are five children in the municipality who request the language as a mother tongue class. This paper reports on ongoing research that is investigating parental involvement and engagement...
Childrens literature as a vehicle for indigenous diversity awareness and inclusion in the classroom
The notable trauma experienced by Indigenous Canadian peoples at residential schools is only now, in the last few decades, being addressed. How we non-Indigenous Canadians view our history of colonialism and western hegemony, has come under question. It has been noted that some educators are hesitant to teach about these...