The conference is the culmination of the NordForsk funded project in the Education for tomorrow programme: Learning Spaces for Inclusion and Social Justice: Success Stories from Immigrant Students and School Communities in Four Nordic Countries (2013-2015) With the project we pursue a new discourse regarding multiculturalism and inclusion and rethink the approach to schooling in our countries. In the project we explore success stories from immigrant students and schools in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Altogether 27 schools at preschool, compulsory and secondary levels participated in the project. Participants included leaders, teachers, students and parents.
The conference aims to bring together academics, students, teachers and policy makers to discuss and debate their research and practices (e.g. development projects) in education. The conference invites abstracts for individual papers, roundtables, symposia and posters (see strands). Abstracts on related topics and on diversity and multicultural education more generally are also welcome. Although the focus of the conference is on Nordic countries, international scholars and practitioners are very welcome to send in an abstract. The conference should also be a site for sharing ´real´ practices between different geographical spaces.