Research projects 2
In North-Africa, students face many difficulties in finding employment after graduation and a good number of them aspire to pursue their studies abroad or to emigrate for work. Due to the colonial history, France has traditionally been the number one destination country for Moroccan students. This PhD study provides in-depth understanding of South-North student mobility and migration by analysing an ethnographic data collected in France and Morocco between years 2008-2011. The socio-cultural, political and economic aspects are discussed, as well as the cross-cutting theme of gender and generation.
The multidisciplinary research project explores achievements and challenges of educational equity policies, processes and practices in Tanzania. The project focuses on socio-cultural interpretations of the meaning of education for girls and women, including girls and women with disabilities. The studies analyse experience and perceptions of girls and women, who have succeeded to continue their educational path up to secondary and higher education, on the meaning of education in their lives. The project aims at providing a research-based complementary perspective to the education sector development process in Tanzania, and enhancing the role of research in stakeholder dialogue on education, gender and inclusive education.
Team leader Elina Lehtomäki, Adjunct Professor/Docent, University Researcher, Ph.D. (Education)Adviser Research Advisor Commissioner, Prof. Eustella Bhalalusesa, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Tanzania Researchers: Ms Magreth Matonya, Ms Mari-Anne Okkolin, Ms Hanna Posti-Ahokas