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Cassar, Joanne – Education Inquiry, 2019
This article explores a number of ethical implications that could arise in classroom situations when tackling the topic of intimate partner violence and femicide prevention with adolescent students. Due to their disturbing nature these topics might cause distress to students. The elimination of these topics from school curricula aimed at avoiding…
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Intimacy, Violence
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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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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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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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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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Palmér, Hanna; Johansson, Maria – Education Inquiry, 2018
This article reports on an educational design research study exploring the potential of combining entrepreneurship and mathematics -- two of the key competencies stressed as important in a society of lifelong learning. The aim of the study was to explore what happens when entrepreneurship is integrated into mathematics lessons. Eight Swedish…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Lindgren, Lena; Hanberger, Anders; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
Evaluation systems of various types are an integral part of a country's education policy space, within which they are supposed to have the basic functions of enhancing accountability and supporting school development. Here we argue that in a crowded policy space evaluation systems may interfere with each other in a way that can have unintended…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, School Effectiveness
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Carlbaum, Sara – Education Inquiry, 2016
This paper explores how evaluation, which has expanded at all levels of school governance across Europe, shapes parental roles by studying how local school governors and schools in Sweden represent evaluation to parents on their websites. Websites are prime locations for public communications and are useful for exploring the functions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Institutional Evaluation, School Administration
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Hanberger, Anders; Carlbaum, Sara; Hult, Agneta; Lindgren, Lena; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
This article synthesises the role of evaluation at the municipal, school, classroom and parental levels of governance, and discusses the results of the articles appearing in this special issue. The discussion concerns the role of evaluation in school governance, the value of evaluation for local school development, the constitutive effects of…
Descriptors: Governance, School Districts, Institutional Evaluation, School Choice
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Haara, Frode Olav; Jenssen, Eirik S.; Fossøy, Ingrid; Ødegård, Inger Karin Røe – Education Inquiry, 2016
The implementation of pedagogical entrepreneurship in schools from the perspective of lifelong learning is of significant concern at policy levels, and research is an important source of information on this process. This review article focuses on the challenges revealed by research, examines the implementation of pedagogical entrepreneurship in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Entrepreneurship, Learning Processes, Educational Policy
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Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Hansen, Ron – Education Inquiry, 2015
One of the difficult aspects of defining creativity is that the term means many things to each of us, and reflects our unique perspectives and experiences. Our situatedness within a unique, personal context means that the concept of individual creativity defies formal scientific definition. This paper is an attempt to conceptualise creativity…
Descriptors: Creativity, Experiential Learning, Creative Thinking, Lifelong Learning
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Lindström, Margareta Nilsson; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2015
In the last two decades, the Swedish welfare state has been radically transformed in a neo-liberal direction, including extensive decentralisation and marketisation of the education sector with significant consequences for the work and professional identities of its teachers. Teacher education has also been directly included in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Education, Neoliberalism
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