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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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Ibrahim, Nayr – Education Inquiry, 2016
Where adults go, children follow. The reality of a globalized, interconnected world, characterised by the mobility of people, goods and knowledge, across physical and virtual spaces and time, has had a significant impact on children's early experiences of language, literacy and identity. Children are not peripheral to, but constitute an integral…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Languages, Literacy, Multilingualism
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Jonsson, Bert; Wiklund-Hörnqvist, Carola; Nyroos, Mikaela; Börjesson, Arne – Education Inquiry, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the performance of fifth-grade children in the reproduction of the content of a new text directly after they had read it (immediate recall) and one week later (delayed recall), as well as to investigate the relationship between performance, self-reported memory strategies, and working memory capacity (WMC). The…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Correlation, Short Term Memory, Grade 5
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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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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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Schmidt, Catarina – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article focuses on the question of access and design in literacy education. Drawing on an ethnographical study, two children's experiences of texts1 and socialisation in relation to literacy are mirrored through the Four Resources Model (Luke & Freebody, 1999). What does access and design mean in relation to this model and how is it…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Access to Information, Textbooks, Middle School Students
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Tengberg, Michael; Olin-Scheller, Christina – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article investigates the potential for developing advanced reading and interpretative skills in Swedish secondary school. Over six weeks, four separate study groups in seventh grade participated in an intervention study. The purpose was to gather more knowledge about how different teaching strategies affect students' development of advanced…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Interpretive Skills, Comparative Analysis
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Lundgren, Berit – Education Inquiry, 2013
The aim of this study is to describe and analyse the writing discourse in one classroom and how students learn through studying a topic, i.e. the teaching and learning of written argument. The study takes its stance from a sociocultural perspective and is influenced by discourse analyses, new literacy studies and critical literacy (Fairclough…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Critical Literacy
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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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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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Olteanu, Constanta; Olteanu, Lucian – Education Inquiry, 2010
This article forms part of a larger study aimed at supporting teachers in understanding their practice and improving it. Students' tests, an examination of students' mathematical work, teachers' lessons plans and reports of the lessons' instructions are the base data for this article. The analysis indicated that the teachers were unable to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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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