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Råde, Anders – Education Inquiry, 2019
This paper deals with possibilities and difficulties involved in the integration of academic and professional goals in two final thesis models in European teacher education, the thesis model and the portfolio model. The methodology used is a review of relevant research articles. The thesis model was identified in 19 articles and the portfolio…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Journal Articles, Goal Orientation
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Dodillet, Susanne; Lundin, Sverker; Krüger, Jens Oliver – Education Inquiry, 2019
This article studies the meaning of professionalism in current attempts to professionalise teachers by means of education. The point of departure for our analysis is a small-scale survey among Swedish and German student teachers on their perception of the meaning of professionalism with regard to teachers' work. The article presents two…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Leeman, Yvonne; van Koeven, Erna – Education Inquiry, 2019
This study was inspired by an inclusive intercultural perspective on education, and developed empirical knowledge concerning the intercultural professional development of in-service teachers. The study was conducted during the first year of a newly-designed master's programme that focused on "education for refugees". In the Netherlands…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Incentives, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication
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Economou, Catarina; Hajer, Maaike – Education Inquiry, 2019
In autumn 2016, Malmö University started two "fast track" trajectories for teachers with refugee backgrounds. The participants were offered an education of 26 weeks as an introduction to the Swedish school system, consisting of content courses, professional Swedish and workplace learning. The aim of this small explorative study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Cultural Background, Workplace Learning
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Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka; Börjesson, Mikael; Beach, Dennis; Haltia, Nina; Jónasson, Jón Torfi; Jauhiainen, Annukka; Jauhiainen, Arto; Kosunen, Sonja; Nori, Hanna; Vabø, Agnete – Education Inquiry, 2018
The purpose of this review is to investigate cross-cutting research themes and issues related to access and stratification in Nordic higher education (H.E.) (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden). We synthesise how recent changes in H.E. policy, practise, and appropriations have influenced educational opportunities along social class,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Access to Education, Educational Change
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Nylund, Mattias; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Eiríksdóttir, Elsa; Holm, Ann-Sofie; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka; Niemi, Anna-Maija; Ragnarsdóttir, Guðrún – Education Inquiry, 2018
In this study we examine how the academic-vocational divide is manifested today in Finland, Iceland and Sweden in the division between vocationally (VET) and academically-oriented programmes at the upper-secondary school level. The paper is based on a critical re-analysis of results from previous studies; in it we investigate the implications of…
Descriptors: Social Class, Gender Differences, Vocational Education, Academic Education
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Abraham, Getahun Yacob; von Brömssen, Kerstin – Education Inquiry, 2018
Internationalisation of higher education and teacher education has been a key issue since the 1990s and many universities still attempt to increase student mobility ever since. Much research has been done on the topic of internationalisation and higher education, including teacher education trying to show how a certain programme impacts on…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Reflection, Field Studies, Foreign Countries
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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Graham, Alison; Marsham, Sara – Education Inquiry, 2018
Research in higher education has revealed that only a small proportion of students complete assigned reading during semester. The current studies examined students' reading practices, and sought to explore potential factors underlying these practices. Three studies were conducted. Study 1 utilised a questionnaire to examine how long students spend…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Biology
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Arneback, Emma; Englund, Tomas; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal – Education Inquiry, 2017
In what way might writing of different kinds contribute to the development of a professional identity? By analytically distinguishing three discourses of communication, everyday, professional and academic, applied to three preschool student teachers' conceptions of writing during their education and in their initial phase at work as preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis
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Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Elstad, Eyvind; Juuti, Kalle; Solhaug, Trond; Turmo, Are – Education Inquiry, 2017
The duration of on-campus academic engagements is an uncertain and highly debated indicator of study input. Researchers adopt this indicator with the expectation that student teachers must invest an amount of time and effort in their courses that more or less equals a normal workweek. In the present empirical study, we examine factors influencing…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, On Campus Students
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Aspfors, Jessica; Valle, Anne Marit – Education Inquiry, 2017
The issue of lack of consistency between teacher education and professional practice has been a subject of debate for a long time. In Norway, like many other countries, both scientific communities and governing bodies have put this on the agenda. The current study is qualitative, using a phenomenological-hermeneutical approach. The aim is to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education Work Relationship, Phenomenology, Teacher Student Relationship
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Erixon, Per-Olof; Erixon Arreman, Inger – Education Inquiry, 2017
This study explores the extended demands for writing in the Swedish public service sector of early childhood and how academic writing in the higher education programmes aimed at professional work in that sector is perceived to be of value for early childhood practice among practitioners. Empirical data was collected in individual interviews and…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Early Childhood Education, Academic Language, Unions
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Arneback, Emma; Blåsjö, Mona – Education Inquiry, 2017
With a focus on resources for learning through writing, this paper compares the interdisciplinary framings of two teacher education programmes. What are the implications of these framings and resources for students' possibilities when they write independent projects/bachelor theses? The paper presents a case study with data (interviews, texts,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Writing (Composition)
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Maeland, Kjellfrid; Espeland, Magne – Education Inquiry, 2017
This article is based on a qualitative case study of teachers' conceptions of improvisation in teaching. Empirical data are master student teachers' texts (transcripts, reflections) based on observations and interviews of practising teachers. The texts were analysed in an abductive process. We can identify four specific characteristics of how…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Creative Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies
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Helstad, Kristin; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Wittek, Anne Line – Education Inquiry, 2017
Living in complex knowledge societies requires citizens who master multiple literacies involving both cognitive and social skills. Thus, all individuals should be offered relevant educational opportunities and teachers capable of integrating subject expertise with relational aspects. This paper demonstrates a teaching design for mathematics that…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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