Wednesday, March 14

Network 15: Multicultural Educational Research

Location: room Edu244

16.00 – 18.00   Multiculturalism and multicultural education in crises?
Theoretical challenges and analysis.
Introduction by prof. Joron Pihl (Oslo University College)
18.00 - 18.15   Coffee break
18.15 – 20.00   Do we need a network for multicultural educational research?
Introduction by Christian Horst (Denmark University of pedagogy) and Joron Pihl (Oslo University College).
Discussion about the future of the network

The deadline for signing up for the pre-conference is February 15th, 2007.

Further information and registration for the pre-conference:
Joron Pihl (convenor of the network Multicultural Educational Research)

Network 25: Teachers’ Work and Lives

The pre-conference is devoted to the development of an anthology about Teachers' work and lives. The preliminary schedule of the pre-conference is:

16.00 – 16.30   General information from the editors and publishers (Pedagogiska Magasinet) to all participants
16.30 – 20.30   Round table session (Presentations of ideas and synopsis)
Paper presentations (Presentations of more elaborated chapters)

Further information and registration for the pre-conference:
Per Lindqvist (convenor of the network Teachers’ Work and Lives)


The Finnish Graduate School in Education and Learning FiGSEL / Kasvatuksen, koulutuksen ja oppimisen valtakunnallinen tutkijakoulu KASVA

Opening seminar 14.-15.3.2007

University of Turku, Educarium (3rd Floor), Assistentinkatu 5, Turku, Finland

Wednesday 14.3.2007

13.00 - 14.30 (Lecture Hall, EDU 3) Opening and guidelines of the graduate school, director prof. Risto Rinne

Introduction of participants

Introduction of the doctoral programmes (10 minutes for each)

· Kasvatus, tieto ja kulttuuri -tohtoriohjelma, KTK /
Doctoral Programme on Education, Knowledge and Culture, EKC, prof. Elina Lahelma
· Koulutuspolitiikan, -talouden ja arvioinnin vertailevan tutkimuksen tohtoriohjelma, KAVE /
Doctoral Programme of Comparative Research on Educational Policy, Economy and Assessment, CREPEA, prof. Hannu Simola
· Oppiminen, oppimis- ja opetusympäristöt ja opettajankoulutus - tohtoriohjelma, OPPIKO /
Doctoral Programme on Learning, Learning Contexts and Teacher Education, LCTE, prof. Marja Vauras
· Kehittävän työntutkimuksen ja aikuiskasvatustieteen tohtoriohjelma, KEHTY /
Doctoral Programme on Developmental Work Research and Adult Education, DWRAE, prof. Yrjö Engeström

Introduction of the coordinator of graduate school, Piia Seppänen

14.30 - 15.00 Coffee

15.00 - 15.45 (EDU 3) Professor Peter Dahler-Larsen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark): Constitutive effects of evaluation

16.00 - 18.45 Research (plan) presentations and discussions in parallel sessions (rooms 355, 359-362, 3rd Floor)

19.00 KASVAn johtokunnan kokous / KASVA board meeting

Thursday 15.3.2007

9.00 - 11.00 / 12.45 Research (plan) presentations and discussions in parallel sessions (rooms 355, 359-362, 3rd Floor)

Abstract (150-200 words) deadline 26.1.2007. The grouping to sessions will be based on the abstracts. Abstracts will be seen on the www-page.
Working paper (max. 5 pages) deadline 23.2.2007. The working papers are circulated beforehand to the members at the sessions.

Further information and registration for the pre-conference: Piia Seppänen (coordinator of the The Finnish Graduate School in Education and Learning FiGSEL), .

Professor Peter Dahler-Larsen
Syddansk Universitet, Odense, Denmark

Peter Dahler-Larsen, PhD, is professor of evaluation at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. His research concerns cultural, institutional, and societal aspects of evaluation. He is especially interested in why contemporary society hosts a wave of evaluations, and what difference evaluations make in both formal and informal aspects of life.
His recent publications include articles in "Evaluation", contributions to "The Sage Handbook of Evaluation" (Sage 2005), "The Oxford Handbook of Public Management" (Oxford University Press 2005) and "Open to the Public - Evaluation in the Public Arena" (Transaction 2007) as well as books in Danish, such as "Den Rituelle Reflektion - om evaluering i organisationer" (Syddansk Universitetsforlag), "Magt og Evaluering" (Den Danske Magtudredning), and "Evalueringskultur - et begreb bliver til" (Syddansk Universitetsforlag). A full list of his publications is available at
He is the president of European Evaluation Society and coordinator of the Master Program in Evaluation at University of Southern Denmark.