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Svanes, Ingvill Krogstad; Klette, Kirsti – Education Inquiry, 2018
This study examines teachers' instructional practices during seatwork in primary Norwegian Language arts classrooms. Although seatwork is a common activity in classrooms, our knowledge about what teachers actually do during this activity is limited. In this qualitative study, six teachers in third grade primary school were videotaped while pupils…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Language Arts
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Jonsson, Bert; Korhonen, Johan; Eklöf, Hanna – Education Inquiry, 2015
Meeting the challenges of teaching to all individuals requires a multifaceted approach, especially from the Swedish standpoint of inclusive education for all pupils. In the context of applied standards for receiving special educational provision, the present paper strives to shed light on the scope of novel indicators which can accommodate pupils'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Short Term Memory, Test Anxiety
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Ekvall, Ulla – Education Inquiry, 2013
This study focuses, from a bilingual perspective, on how a Swedish national test is intended to promote critical literacy and language development in line with related aims in syllabuses for Swedish and Swedish as a second language. The material consists of reading and writing assignments and prescribed classroom preparations (including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, National Competency Tests, Bilingual Education
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Svens-Liavåg, Camilla – Education Inquiry, 2012
The education systems in Sweden and Finland have different formal and informal testing traditions. A recognised possible adverse effect of testing is test anxiety among pupils and students which may have a negative impact on examination performance. Research into which factors of testing practice affect the levels of test anxiety in younger pupils…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Grade 3, Elementary School Students