Network 23: Social Pedagogy Research Network
The aim of the network is to develop and strengthen the cooperation between researchers and professional groups in the Nordic countries, engaged or interested in the field of social pedagogy. The network deals with questions concerning the theories of social pedagogy as well as questions arising from the wide range of practices in the fields of education and social work that can be approached from social pedagogical perspektivets.
Some examples of research topics within the field are: possibilities for supporting social integration or emancipation of different groups in the society (e.g. unemployed young people, immigrants, disabled people), different forms of preventive practices in social work (e.g. in school social work, foster care, elderly care), challenges for citizenship education in multicultural societies, different communities as spaces for social education etc.