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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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Torkildsen, Lisbeth Gyllander; Erickson, Gudrun – Education Inquiry, 2016
The focus of the current study is students' perceptions of assessment and assessment practices. Assessment is understood as practices closely connected to the planning, enactment and evaluation of teaching and learning activities. The data derive from focus group interviews and dialogical meetings with students at a Swedish comprehensive school.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods
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Olovsson, Tord Göran – Education Inquiry, 2014
The aim of this study is to explore, describe and analyse the assessment process in two different Swedish year-five classrooms. The study is mainly based on observations and interviews with pupils and teachers. The data were analysed in relation to Bernstein's (1977, 2000) theoretical concepts of classification, framing, codes, and pedagogic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Hirsh, Åsa – Education Inquiry, 2014
The present study explores the dilemmas and related coping strategies teachers experience as part of their work with individual development plans (IDPs) in Sweden. Through qualitative content analysis of 15 interviews with Swedish elementary school teachers, the dilemmas and coping strategies were identified and analysed. From an activity theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Documentation, Elementary School Teachers
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Crossouard, Barbara – Education Inquiry, 2012
The opportunity offered by the Umea Symposium to probe the intersection of quality and assessment immediately brings into focus a wider issue -- that of the quality of education which assessment aspires to support. Prompted by recent research into formative assessment in Scottish primary school contexts, the paper explores how formative assessment…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Educational Quality
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Engelsen, Knut; Smith, Kari – Education Inquiry, 2010
Both national and international evaluation studies have criticised Norwegian teachers for not being sufficiently specific and learning-oriented in their feedback practice. The feedback is largely characterised by general comments such as "Excellent" and "Good work", and less by feed-forward-oriented messages informing students…
Descriptors: Criticism, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)