Comparative perspectives in education in Southern Africa and Northern Europe
COMPARE is a multidisciplinary research group that aims to strengthen research within the broad context of education in different geographical context. The research group has a primary empirical focus on Southern Africa and the Nordic countries. However, research projects are not limited to the two respective regions.
The research group aims to promote comparative and thematical cutting edge research in relevant publications. The group is also active in participation in national and international networks and conferences, and emphasizes also dissemination outside academia.
COMPARE aims to play an active part in the SANORD Teacher Education Partners (STEP) in
Selected research topics
Climate and sustainability in education.
Curricula studies (policies and politics of knowledge
Topical studies: how is climate, history, geography, language, religion and gender taught and communicated?
Gender and education
The role of the teacher
- The Role of History in Post-Conflict Society and Education
Networks and conferences
- Southern African Nordic Network (SANORD)
- SANORD 2021 conference, Bergen: Vitalizing partnerships. Moving forward to a sustainable future.
Lindhardt, Eva Mila; Ruus, Olav Christian (2019): “Jeg har egentlig aldri tenkt på forskjeller mellom kjønn”: en undersøkelse av lærerstudenters forståelse av kjønn og likestilling. In Afset, B and Redse, A.: Religion og etikk i skole og barnehage. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk 201. s. 95-115
Jarvis, Janet; Mthiyane, Ncamisile; Ruus, Olav Christian; Lindhardt, Eva Mila (2018): Which Right is Right? An Exploration of the Intersection between Religious Identity and the Human Right to Gender Equality in Two Different Teacher Education Contexts: South Africa and Norway. Journal of Religion and Society, Vol 20, 5.
Vågenes, Vibeke; Christophersen, Jonas (2018): Uhuru na Umoja. Samfunn og utdanning i Tanzania. (ISBN 978-82-303-4128-5) 152 s.
Maistry, Suriamurthee; Eidsvik, Erlend (2017): Academia in the context of constraint and a performative SDG agenda: A perspective on South Africa (2017). In:Halvorsen, T., Ibsen, H., Evans, H., Penderis, S. (eds): Knowledge for Justice. Critical perspectives from southern African-Nordic research partnerships. Cape Town: African Minds
Rosland, Sissel (2017) Norway as an Example in the UK Women’s Suffrage Campaign (2017). NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Volum 25.(3) s. 195-210
Bergersen, Ane (2017) Global forståelse. Barnehagelæreren som kulturell brobygger. Fagbokforlaget 2017