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UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education invites abstracts for a session in ICASS X - Call for abstracts extended!


UArctic Thematic Network Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity will host a session titled "Promoting inclusion and wellbeing at school in the Arctic" in ICASS X in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15-19 June 2021. Call for abstract has been extended until 15 January 2021.

The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) to be held on the campus of Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15-19 June 2021. The congress is planned as in-person event, but may be held in other formats depending on the COVID-19 situation.

The session "Promoting inclusion and wellbeing at school in the Arctic" focuses on research about inclusive practices and promoting students' wellbeing. Call for abstracts has veen extended until 15 January 2021.  Please submit your abstract at The conference seeks for oral paper and poster presentations.

The session abstract:
"Education in the Arctic provides the students, in addition to the tools to function in the contemporary society, a strong identity that is founded on the respect of one’s Northern roots. However, the isolated communities and long distances hamper the possibilities to offer versatile educational services, as well as possibilities for further studies. Hence, the young are driven to move away from their home regions, thereby raising concerns how to prevail and strengthen the vigour of the Northern, as well as Indigenous, communities that have historically been marginalised. We ask, how and with what actions can inclusion and students’ wellbeing be promoted? What can inhibit or promote these actions’ development, and how can teacher education advance the progress?"

For instructions and more information, please visit the conference website:

We warmly welcome you all to participate and invite abstracts to our session!

Text written by Sara Ihamäki