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Varjo, Janne; Kalalahti, Mira – Education Inquiry, 2019
Since the 1980s, numerous education reforms in Europe and beyond have sought to dismantle centralised bureaucracies and replace them with devolved systems of schooling that emphasise parental choice and competition between diversified types of schools. Despite this general trend, Finland continues to emphasise the municipal assignment of school…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Educational Change, School Choice, Administrative Organization
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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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Beach, Dennis; From, Tuuli; Johansson, Monica; Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2018
This article is based on a meta-ethnographic analysis of educational research from rural and urban areas in Finland, Norway and Sweden following the reorganisation of educational supply there in line with market policies. Edward Soja's concept of spatial justice shapes the analysis. Using meta-ethnography, we try to present a contextualising…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Research, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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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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Dovemark, Marianne; Kosunen, Sonja; Kauko, Jaakko; Magnúsdóttir, Berglind; Hansen, Petteri; Rasmussen, Palle – Education Inquiry, 2018
The Nordic countries are often perceived as a coherent group representing the Nordic model of welfare states, with a strong emphasis on the public provision of universal welfare and a strong concern with social equality. But today we see a change in the Nordic model as part of a global knowledge economy. The aim of this article is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Commercialization, Educational Change
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Pirttimaa, Raija; Välivaara, Christine – Education Inquiry, 2018
Children in foster care may face difficulties during their school years. When it comes to academic achievement, there is reported low school performance and lower grades. However, school may be strong protective factor in difficulties if supports are individual. School-based interventions represent a possibility for supporting children whose home…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Low Achievement
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Hakala, Katariina; Björnsdóttir, Kristín; Lappalainen, Sirpa; Jóhannesson, Ingólfur Ásgeir; Teittinen, Antti – Education Inquiry, 2018
Disability studies in education (DSE) is an interdisciplinary field derived from the need to re-conceptualise special education dominated by a medical perspective on disability. In this article we identify what characterises DSE research and consider whether there is a case for arguing for a specific field of DSE in Finland and Iceland. Our…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Cross Cultural Studies, Special Education, Social Environment
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Pihl, Joron; Holm, Gunilla; Riitaoja, Anna-Leena; Kjaran, Jón Ingvar; Carlson, Marie – Education Inquiry, 2018
The purpose of this article is analysis of discursive marginalisation through education in Nordic welfare states. What knowledge do Nordic research discourses produce about marginalisation through education in Nordic welfare states? What are the Nordic contributions to research discourses on marginalisation through education? We apply a discourse…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Welfare Services, Social Systems
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Klette, Kirsti; Sahlström, Fritjof; Blikstad-Balas, Marte; Luoto, Jennifer; Tanner, Marie; Tengberg, Michael; Roe, Astrid; Slotte, Anna – Education Inquiry, 2018
In this article, we approach large questions regarding justice and equality in the Nordic classrooms. A substantial body of previous research emphasises the importance of student engagement in teaching and learning. Drawing on video data from Norway, Sweden and Finland, we focus on whole-class teaching, i.e. situations in which the teacher…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Mertanen, Katariina; Brunila, Kristiina – Education Inquiry, 2018
Prison education is seen in both criminal and education policies as a way of assimilating inmates 'back into society'. In spite of the policy emphasis on education, the practices in prison education vary from prison to prison. The stated aim of prison education in EU and in Finnish national level policies is to teach inmates the skills and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Foreign Countries
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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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Niemi, Pia-Maria – Education Inquiry, 2017
The question of how students' sense of membership and connectedness to their school can be supported through school practices concerns educational contexts internationally. According to the Programme of International Student Achievement test, students' experiences of school belonging have decreased and polarized in many of the participating…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Student School Relationship
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Dal, Michael; Elo, Janne; Leffler, Eva; Svedberg, Gudrun; Westerberg, Mats – Education Inquiry, 2016
Strategies for entrepreneurship in the educational system are present not only in the Nordic countries, but also in the majority of other Western countries. Linked to these strategies different research efforts have been made. Although the research efforts have a common origin in supranational policies on entrepreneurship, there has been little…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Vettenranta, Jouni; Ouakrim-Soivio, Najat; Bernelius, Venla – Education Inquiry, 2016
In Finland, the national Core Curriculum for Basic Education defines the learning objectives along with the numerical grade to be given for good competence in each school subject in the final phase of basic education. While serving as a guideline for schools and teachers, it should also ensure an objective evaluation of all students in Finland. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Scores, Grades (Scholastic)
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Aspfors, Jessica; Pörn, Michaela; Forsman, Liselott; Salo, Petri; Karlberg-Granlund, Gunilla – Education Inquiry, 2015
The purpose of this article is to explore the role of the researcher in facilitating collaborative professional development (CPD) projects with teachers in Finland. The article sheds light on the complex role of the researcher promoting professional development in educational sites through action research. The educational sites vary from…
Descriptors: Researchers, Role, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education
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