”Education, Equity and Inclusion – Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable North” book launch on 21st November at the University of Lapland


Launch event of the book "Education, Equity and Inclusion - Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable North" (Springer) will be held on 21st November 2022 at 2-3:30pm at seminar hall 103. Welcome to listen a panel discussion about the themes of the book.

The open access book provides a current view on education, equity and inclusion within the lens of education for a sustainable North. The first book published by the University of the Arctic Thematic Network for Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity (Including the North: A comparative study of the policies on inclusion and equity in the circumpolar North, 2019) highlighted policies of inclusion and equity in education in national and regional contexts. This new book explores in more depth the provision of education across the north, focusing on challenges and innovations in meeting the needs of diverse learners in remote and rapidly changing contexts.

While many texts address issues of equity, inclusion and diversity, they are almost all focused on the global South, and miss the lessons that can be learned from Northern regions. This book offers an extended essay on teaching and learning through various perspectives and experiences with the aim of creating a more sustainable North. It is structured around two main themes: 1) Supporting Teachers for Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom including consideration of language and identity issues, 2) Engendering community solutions to structural and geographical challenges in education in the circumpolar north.


14:00 Introduction of the book
14:10 Panel discussion
15:00-15:30 Joint conversation with snacks and drinks

Please register for the event by 15th November: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/B23FB13855BF5335

The book is developed as part of the Enhancing Equity and Inclusion in Education in Circumpolar North (EICN) project. The project is part of UArctic Thematic Network Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity activities.

The event will be held in English. The panel discussion will be recorded and published later on network's Resources page


Tuija Turunen

Sara Ihamäki
Project Coordinator