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The Fair Question: Is education a commodity or a right? Who gets to decide?

Wed 18 May – Fri 3 June 2016

Mon - Thu 8.00 - 19.00
Fri 8.00 - 18.00

Opening on Wed 18 May at 18.00

Photo: Node Gallery

What is valued in a society? How can the values be seen in the educational strategies all the way from the preschools to the universities? The recent events in politics have brutally revealed the transition from values to value - from human rights to national rights, and even those are additionally being undermined. Is this inevitable change or just a short-sighted, improvident choice? Who should decide what is taught and to whom? Where is the voice of the educator in the politics of education? How can education, something that has been defined for so long as a right, so easily be transformed and used as a tool to propagate discrimination and animosity?

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Node gallery, Arabia
5th floor
Hämeentie 135 C
00560 Helsinki

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Contact for this event:

Heidy Tiits
+358 44 060 0471
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