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Beach, Dennis; From, Tuuli; Johansson, Monica; Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2018
This article is based on a meta-ethnographic analysis of educational research from rural and urban areas in Finland, Norway and Sweden following the reorganisation of educational supply there in line with market policies. Edward Soja's concept of spatial justice shapes the analysis. Using meta-ethnography, we try to present a contextualising…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Research, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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Asp-Onsjö, Lisa; Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2015
Boys' (under) achievement is frequently on the agenda in the Nordic countries, like in other parts of the Western world. Theoretical explanations for their lower achievement than girls typically emphasise the dissociation between hegemonic young masculinities and school work. In this paper, we focus on boys' strategies for managing schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Underachievement, Gender Differences
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Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2011
Drawing on a study of a Swedish secondary school with a heterogeneous intake, this article provides an analysis of the social relations and segregation within an individual school. As shown in the analysis, young people from different socio-economic backgrounds were largely separated in school, differently positioned and in conflict with each…
Descriptors: Social Class, Secondary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Social Differences