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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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Andersson, Catarina; Palm, Torulf – Education Inquiry, 2017
An earlier study showed that the changes in teachers' classroom practice, after participation in a professional development program in formative assessment, significantly improved student achievement in mathematics. The teachers in that study were a random selection of Year 4 teachers in a Swedish mid-sized municipality. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Mathematics Achievement
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Hult, Agneta; Edström, Charlotta – Education Inquiry, 2016
Today's evaluation society makes teachers participate in a stream of external evaluations. How teachers experience evaluation in school and how this affects their work and professionalism is the focus of this article. Teachers' views of external and internal evaluations and of the consequences for school practice are described and analysed. The…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Accountability, Professionalism, Teacher Attitudes
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Ineland, Jens – Education Inquiry, 2015
Although inclusion has been a value set forth in international policy arenas and a focus for school development research indicate the problems in establishing more inclusive practices. Although teachers may favor an inclusive model of education, they may experience difficulties in the implementation of inclusive practices. The aim of this article…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Haglund, Björn – Education Inquiry, 2015
Swedish leisure-time centres were formerly part of Swedish social and family policies but were transferred to an educational context in the 1990s. This transfer was accentuated by both the Education Act of 2010 and the new teacher training established in 2011, which also included education particularly directed for leisure-time centres. The…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Ethnography
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Renc-Roe, Joanna; Roxå, Torgny – Education Inquiry, 2014
This article presents a case study of the internationalisation of an Engineering School at a leading Swedish University. The case study is an attempt to sketch out a more qualitative analytical approach to the study of internationalisation, focusing on the interplay between agency and structure and policy and practice as constructed by actors on…
Descriptors: Universities, Organizational Culture, Case Studies, International Education
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Edström, Charlotta – Education Inquiry, 2014
This is a small-scale qualitative study of gender equality discourses as constructed and employed by pedagogues in three Swedish preschools. The aim of the study is to describe and analyse the preschool pedagogues' constructions of work on children's gender equality, while also examining local variations and the influence of societal discourses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods
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Zambeta, Evie – Education Inquiry, 2014
This paper aims to understand an emergent social practice of solidarity, that of voluntary shadow education ('social frontistiria'), in its socio-economic context. Perceiving the welfare state as the institutionalized form of solidarity, this paper attempts to analyze its specific nature and the process of political legitimisation stemming from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Volunteers, Political Issues
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Rougier, Nathalie – Education Inquiry, 2013
This paper explores the subtexts of the controversy generated by the hijab in Irish schools and, more specifically, what these reveal about the Irish education system's level of acceptance of (religious) diversity, as assessed on a spectrum of "non-toleration," "toleration" and "respect-recognition." Using a critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Muslims, Clothing
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Turmo, Are; Elstad, Eyvind; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas – Education Inquiry, 2013
Time capacity is defined here as the individual teacher's perceived time for professional development (e.g., the capacity to develop and renew oneself as a teacher). The pressure of paperwork on the individual teacher should not be so demanding that it goes beyond the teacher's time for professional development. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Accountability, Case Studies
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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Arreman, Inger Erixon; Holm, Ann-Sofie; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2013
Sweden has commonly been regarded as a striking example of a social democratic welfare-state regime (Esping-Andersen 1996), characterized by strong state governance and active involvement in welfare matters. In the last two decades, however, the Swedish public sector and education system have been radically and extensively transformed in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Commercialization, Educational Policy
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Helleve, Ingrid – Education Inquiry, 2013
By the turn of the century Norwegian educational practice was supposed to be changed through reforms and investment in technological equipment. Supported by research, the aim was to change practice in the direction of learning activities that could support learning understood as productive interactions. Few teachers and teacher educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Runesdotter, Caroline – Education Inquiry, 2011
Swedish folk high schools previously held an autonomous position with their own courses, specially trained teachers and the teachers' association. With the introduction of market-like structures in adult education a variety of providers including folk high schools have become involved in the competition for public and private educational…
Descriptors: Folk Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes