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Research interests

My research interests involve the variety of educational opportunities concerning social class, gender, migration or neighbourhoods. I have been studying the conceptual changes of equality, the patterns and forms of educational transitions, and the educational choices made among young people and their families. As a Docent in Sociology of Education I have edited several books and actively teach and supervice university students. I work at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and affiliate to the KUPOLI Research Unit focusing on the Sociology and Politics of Education. My current reserach project is Transit - Transit – Transition and educational trajectories of immigrant youth.

Education/Academic qualification

Valtiotieteiden tohtori , VTT

Keywords

  • 5141 Sociology
  • Sociology of Education
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Education politics
  • 5142 Social policy

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Selected Publications 2004 2018

Immigrant-origin youth and the indecisiveness of choice for upper secondary education in Finland

Kalalahti, M., Varjo, J. & Jahnukainen, M., 11 Sep 2017, In : Journal of youth studies. 20, 9, p. 1242–1262 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Dynamics in Education Politics: Understanding and explaining the Finnish case

Simola, H., Kauko, J., Varjo, J., Kalalahti, M. & Sahlström, F., 8 Mar 2017, London: Routledge. 158 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Selected Projects 2010 2020

Prizes

Kasvatus-lehden vuoden 2012 tiedeartikkeli

Mira Miina Marjukka Kalalahti (Recipient), 22 Nov 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

Selected Activities 2006 2018

  • 72 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 4 Editor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings
  • 3 Public Talks
  • 1 Oral presentation

AERA

Janne Varjo (Speaker: Presenter), Mira Miina Marjukka Kalalahti (Speaker: Presenter)
27 Apr 20172 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Koulutuksen usko ja lupaus - Kasvatussosiologian vuosikirja vol. 2 (Journal)

Heikki Silvennoinen (Member of editorial board), Mira Miina Marjukka Kalalahti (Member of editorial board), Janne Varjo (Member of editorial board)
20162018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

Tasa-arvon muuttuvat merkitykset - Symposium

Mira Kalalahti (Member of organizing committee), Janne Tapani Varjo (Member of organizing committee), Heikki Silvennoinen (Attendee)
17 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars