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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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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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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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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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Schwartz, Anneli – Education Inquiry, 2014
This article presents research from a school in a multicultural suburb on the outskirts of a large Swedish conurbation that used a particular pedagogy with strong classification and framing to address an identified problem of academic failure amongst its pupils. The analysis shows that the pedagogy was chosen based on an assumption that pupils…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Suburbs, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Cecile – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article is a contribution to the ongoing issue and debate concerning the performance of black children in British schools. The issue of under-performing black students is longstanding and persistent. There has been a lack of political will to rectify the matter. On the contrary, the inculcation of neo-liberal education policies with their…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Resilience (Psychology)
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Poromaa, Pär Isling – Education Inquiry, 2013
In Sweden, according to the present curriculum lower secondary schools are responsible for providing and tutoring all students in information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool in the search for knowledge and learning. In this article, it is proposed that schools have different preconditions to fulfil these obligations, depending upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Information Technology, Social Class
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Lindgren, Joakim; Hult, Agneta; Segerholm, Christina; Rönnberg, Linda – Education Inquiry, 2012
This paper reports on an analysis of how school inspection in Sweden -- its aims, directions and procedures -- is portrayed in texts produced by the responsible national authorities. The study involves a textual analysis of official annual accounts and plans (texts directed to the government, municipalities, schools and the public) produced by the…
Descriptors: School Visitation, Inspection, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Francia, Guadalupe – Education Inquiry, 2011
This article employs Social Representations Theory as a theoretical instrument to analyse the right of children to an equitable education. It analyses how social representations of students and students' performances can be used by political actors as an interpretation system to manage contradictions in the equity education policies implemented in…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education
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Lindgren, Joakim – Education Inquiry, 2010
The decentralised Swedish school system has become increasingly directed to the construction of self-governing and responsible pedagogic identities that are supposed to enable integration and participation. Drawing on the work of the geographer Edward W. Soja, I acknowledge how material and symbolic spatialisation intersect with the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Social Isolation, Socioeconomic Influences