The need to include a gender equality perspective in teacher education has been known for a long time. Gender equality in education has been a world-wide mission since the 1970s, featuring numerous international resolutions and projects. The Nordic countries, as well, have a strong tradition of collaboration in projects on gender equality in education and teacher education stretching back to the 1980s.
Some of the best-known Nordic researchers in the field of gender and education consequently joined forces in 2016 to bring about this website, which gathers together the core of Nordic research on gender in education. The aim is to offer resources to teacher educators interested in increasing gender awareness in their teaching.
The team of people behind this database are all members of the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education in the Nordic countries’, funded by NordForsk.
Project members Jenni Helakorpi, Liisa Tainio, Ann-Sofie Holm, Elisabet Öhrn, Sirpa Lappalainen, Elina Lahelma, Venla Toivonen and Ylva Odenbring. ©Mia Smeds
Elina Lahelma, Professor, University of Helsinki
Sirpa Lappalainen, PhD, docent, University lecturer, University of Helsinki
Liisa Tainio, Professor (Language and Literature Education), Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
Elisabet Öhrn, Professor, University of Gothenburg
Ann-Sofie Holm, University lecturer, University of Gothenburg
Ylva Odenbring, PhD and Associate Professor of Education, University of Gothenburg
Jenni Helakorpi, Doctoral student, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
Mia Smeds, Communication Specialist, NCoE JustEd, University of Helsinki
Venla Toivonen, Research assistant, University of Helsinki
Gaby Weiner, Professor, University of Essex