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Zehner, Fabian; Goldhammer, Frank; Lubaway, Emily; Sälzer, Christine – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2015, the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) introduced multiple changes in its study design, the most extensive being the transition from paper- to computer-based assessment. We investigated the differences between German students' text responses to eight reading items from the paper-based study in 2012 to text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Jonsson, Anna-Carin; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2017
Upper-secondary schooling in Sweden is organised for pupils aged 16--19 in 17 different national study programs. Of these 3 are theoretical programs with mainly academic content. They prepare for further (higher education) studies. The present investigation looks at the influence from these programs on 845 upper-secondary students' implicit…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Örtegren, Hans – Education Inquiry, 2014
The aim of this article is to deepen the understanding of how different aspects of the implementation of digital media may be related to subject paradigms and practice in the subject of Art in secondary schools in Sweden. The article is based on observations and interviews with teachers and pupils at secondary schools about their conceptions of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Utvaer, Britt Karin Støen; Hammervold, Randi; Haugan, Gørill – Education Inquiry, 2014
The self-determination theory (SDT) distinguishes between intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations or life goals, which tend to fall into two separate constructs. The pursuit of intrinsic goals, relative to extrinsic ones, is associated with numerous cognitive, affective and behavioural outcomes that are considered to be positive for individuals as…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Aspiration, Goal Orientation, Self Determination
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Svenkerud, Sigrun; Dalland, Cecilie P.; Klette, Kirsti – Education Inquiry, 2013
This study explores ninth-grade (15-year-old) students' oral presentations in language arts and art education. The main research question is: In which ways are the students' social positioning and use of verbal and non-verbal resources reflected in boys' and girls' oral presentations? In-depth analyses of video recordings of student presentations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Oral Language
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Täljedal, Inge-Bert – Education Inquiry, 2011
From 2000 to 2009 Umeå University had a genuine faculty board for teacher education that was responsible for both first-cycle teaching and research training. The board itself was an innovation in the Swedish high school system and introduced a new practice-oriented subject for the doctoral degree, "pedagogiskt arbete" ("Educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Universities, Foreign Countries, Research Training
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Boström, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2011
The background to this study is the large number of students who fail to finish upper secondary school with passing grades. The overall aim of this study was to examine one parameter in the didactic interaction between teachers and students, namely differences and similarities in learning styles. This study therefore compares teachers' and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Measures (Individuals), High School Teachers
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Ahlström, Björn – Education Inquiry, 2010
The Swedish school law and curriculum states that students shall be participative in their work. They should work in a participative manner and the pedagogical idea is that influence and participation has multiple benefits for students' development. In this article the relationship between student participation and school success is examined. By…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Bullying, Success
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Räsänen, Antti – Education Inquiry, 2010
This article examines religiousness among Finnish 8th and 9th graders. It is explored using the RJT, an instrument developed on the basis of religious judgment theory. The frame of reference processes teenage religiousness and Oser's theory. The research data are based on a survey in which 617 adolescents from four different localities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Grade 8, Grade 9