'Refugees here and Finns there' - categorisations of race, nationality, and gender in a Finnish classroom

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Education en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ) en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Åbo Akademi University en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) en
dc.contributor.author Hummelstedt, Ida
dc.contributor.author Holm, Gunilla
dc.contributor.author Sahlström, Fritjof
dc.contributor.author Zilliacus, Harriet
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-28T08:33:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-28T08:33:02Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-04
dc.identifier.citation Hummelstedt , I , Holm , G , Sahlström , F & Zilliacus , H 2021 , ' 'Refugees here and Finns there' - categorisations of race, nationality, and gender in a Finnish classroom ' , Intercultural Education , vol. 32 , no. 2 , pp. 145-159 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14675986.2020.1851174 en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-5986
dc.identifier.other PURE: 161158585
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000612971300001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9706-8906/work/93007818
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-8858-5442/work/93009568
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-5290-9713/work/93011078
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/329488
dc.description.abstract Schools represent a central meeting place where societal inequalities are reproduced and questions of social justice become important. This study focuses on categorisations related to race, nationality, and gender in interactions in Finnish teaching environments, as well as teacher reflections on these situations. We discuss the implications of the categorisations on social justice and the role of the teacher in these situations. We conducted video observations of a sixth-grade teacher in a Finnish primary school. The study employs both critical multicultural education approaches and Conversation Analysis. Results show that the pupils use categories race, nationality, and gender in ways that limit the agency and positioning of some of the pupils. The extensive and intersecting categorisation in teaching situations makes it demanding for teachers to address and challenge unequal norms attached to the categories. Results also indicate that teachers need an understanding of othering and normativity in order to allow spontaneous critical discussion and problematising categorisations that pupils use. Also, the results highlight the importance of involving pupils in the process of questioning norms that do not provide all pupils with the same agency or sense of belonging. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Intercultural Education
dc.rights en
dc.subject Categorisation in interaction en
dc.subject teaching en
dc.subject critical multicultural education en
dc.subject social justice en
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences en
dc.title 'Refugees here and Finns there' - categorisations of race, nationality, and gender in a Finnish classroom en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/14675986.2020.1851174
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