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Bergqvist, Kerstin – Education Inquiry, 2012
What picture of schoolwork do we obtain if we take a close look at everyday classroom activities and consider what students and teachers do and say about them? This is the basic focus of the study reported here which examines a teaching and learning practice called "own work" ("eget arbete") in the context of primary classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Player-Koro, Catarina – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study investigates teachers' attitudes to and beliefs about using ICT in education and proposes a model of how different variables are related to teachers' use of ICT in classrooms. The model suggests that positive attitudes related specifically to ICT as a useful tool for teaching and learning and a strong sense of self-efficacy in using…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes
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Pons, Xavier – Education Inquiry, 2012
Based on a comparison of school external evaluation processes in three countries (England, France and Switzerland), this article questions the possible quality turn in the governance of European educational systems. Using materials collected through qualitative methods (91 interviews, surveys of literature and observations) during a sociological…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Policy
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Erixon, Pe-Olof – Education Inquiry, 2011
This article explores the perceptions of active senior researchers from different scientific and scholarly areas about scientific and scholarly writing, specifically that associated with research. The study comprises interviews with 12 researchers in four different faculties at a Swedish university: Arts, Social Sciences, Science and Technology,…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Epistemology, Universities, Art
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Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2011
Drawing on a study of a Swedish secondary school with a heterogeneous intake, this article provides an analysis of the social relations and segregation within an individual school. As shown in the analysis, young people from different socio-economic backgrounds were largely separated in school, differently positioned and in conflict with each…
Descriptors: Social Class, Secondary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Social Differences
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Aström Elmersjö, Henrik – Education Inquiry, 2011
This article explores the different meanings of "Europe" in Swedish history textbooks over the course of the 20th century. Utilising the concept of myth, this textbook analysis looks at how the older history of Europe, and Sweden in relation to Europe, had changed by the end of the century. In particular, it examines the way in which…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Educational History, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Malmström, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2011
This article reports reflections on a study addressing the role of a handmade picture in understanding pre-school children's ideas about their future school context. How is it possible to handle communication by pictures dealt with in the framework of a general theory of signs to signify inquiry? The underlying aim of the study and related report…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Freehand Drawing, Pictorial Stimuli, Semiotics
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Helleve, Ingrid; Ulvik, Marit – Education Inquiry, 2011
Unlike many other countries, Norway has no induction programme or reduction of teaching load for newly qualified teachers. However, an interesting model has been developed through the "New Teachers in Norway" project. This project involves teacher education institutions and schools, novice and experienced teachers as well as teacher…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Learning Processes, Experienced Teachers
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Nygren, Thomas – Education Inquiry, 2011
In this study, international recommendations for history education issued by UNESCO and the Council of Europe are compared with the construing of history in national guidelines, teachers' perceptions and the results of students' work in history in Sweden. The study shows how history education from the 1960s onwards could be critical and oriented…
Descriptors: History, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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Quennerstedt, Ann – Education Inquiry, 2011
The study presented in this paper examines and compares how issues of children's rights in education are constructed in policy in two nations: Sweden and New Zealand. Claims for human rights for children originate from international human rights agreements, but have to be incorporated into national policy. The central interest of the analysis is…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights
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Boström, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2011
The background to this study is the large number of students who fail to finish upper secondary school with passing grades. The overall aim of this study was to examine one parameter in the didactic interaction between teachers and students, namely differences and similarities in learning styles. This study therefore compares teachers' and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Measures (Individuals), High School Teachers
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Holmqvist, Mona; Wennås Brante, Eva – Education Inquiry, 2011
The aim of this study is to find out what teachers say their primary focus is when planning to teach an object of learning. The study is carried out in two different cultural contexts, Sweden and Hong Kong, and based on the framework of variation theory, which has a two-fold focus, namely both what teachers do and what students learn at school.…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Ulvik, Marit; Smith, Kari – Education Inquiry, 2011
Practice teaching is regarded as a key component of teacher education and often highly valued by student teachers, even if the aims of field experiences vary from context to context. This article takes a closer look at the practicum in a one-year postgraduate teacher education programme (PGCE) in Norway by listening to the voices of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Graduate Study
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Wedlin, Linda – Education Inquiry, 2011
Rankings are elements of market governance of higher education and research. Despite the growing importance of these systems in global policy-making, little scholarly attention has been paid to the role rankings play as elements of governance. This paper presents an empirical study of the introduction of international rankings in management…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Competition, Achievement Rating, Governance
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Holm, Ann-Sofie; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2011
The Swedish education system has undergone major restructuring since the early 1990s. The new policy, including e.g. decentralisation, accountability, school choice and a tax-funded voucher system, has led to an expanding "school market". This article explores how upper secondary school principals perceive the increased competition among…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Policy
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