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Dalland, Cecilie P.; Klette, Kirsti – Education Inquiry, 2016
To stimulate individualised learning and give students some autonomy and responsibility in relation to their own schoolwork, Norwegian teachers often use work plans as an instructional tool. A work plan is a document that describes different tasks students are supposed to complete within a certain time period, normally two to three weeks. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Hanberger, Anders; Lindgren, Lena; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
This paper explores the use, functions and constitutive effects of evaluation systems in local school governance, and identifies how contextual factors affect various uses of evaluation in this context. This case study of three Swedish municipalities demonstrates that local evaluation systems are set up to effectively sustain local school…
Descriptors: School Districts, Governance, Decision Making, Case Studies
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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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Grangeat, Michel – Education Inquiry, 2016
Inquiry-based science teaching (IBST) is promoted without any clear definition of the teaching strategies that are expected. The paper portrays the variety of the nature and development of teacher professional knowledge and practice regarding inquiry-based science teaching. It proposes and tests a model built upon six dimensions that represent the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Economou, Catarina – Education Inquiry, 2015
This article considers the role of reading fiction within the school subject of Swedish as a second language. It examines how a group of advanced second-language learners in a Swedish upper secondary school read and discuss a contemporary Swedish novel, how they interact with the text and with each other in relation to the text. Further, it…
Descriptors: Fiction, Swedish, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Students
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Kroksmark, Tomas – Education Inquiry, 2015
The study aims to generate new knowledge regarding how subject teachers in children's and young people's education conceive of the didactic relationship between their own subject knowledge and the computer's infinite possibilities concerning information and knowledge.The theoretic frames of the study lie within modern phenomenology with special…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computer Attitudes
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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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Aškerc, Katarina; Kocar, Sebastian – Education Inquiry, 2015
This study examines the teaching in higher education in Slovenia, with an emphasis on the pedagogical training and pedagogical qualification of university teaching staff. Various aspects of the latter were examined among 513 respondents. The results showed that university teachers attribute significant importance to "pedagogical work"…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Takala, Marjatta; Wickman, Kim; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Lundström, Agneta – Education Inquiry, 2015
In this article, we discuss the views of 117 special education student teachers related to their oncoming profession in the framework of ecological theory. Together, 68 students from Sweden (26 special teachers and 41 SENCo students) and 49 from Finland responded to a questionnaire. We compared the respondents' thoughts about their future work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Pirttimaa, Raija; Takala, Marjatta; Ladonlahti, Tarja – Education Inquiry, 2015
The aim of this study is to explore adult students' descriptions and understandings of their reading and writing difficulties, and to describe the ways they are copying with them. In higher level studies, information is typically gained by reading and giving evidence of knowledge acquisition in writing. When students have difficulties with these…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Reading Difficulties, Writing Difficulties
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Sjølie, Ela – Education Inquiry, 2015
Even though recurring criticism has been directed against the academic part of teacher education, little research has focused on student teachers as they engage in their academic studies. Reporting on a study of 53 Norwegian student teachers, this article explores student teachers' reading practices in university courses in education. The study…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Reading Habits, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension
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Asp-Onsjö, Lisa; Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2015
Boys' (under) achievement is frequently on the agenda in the Nordic countries, like in other parts of the Western world. Theoretical explanations for their lower achievement than girls typically emphasise the dissociation between hegemonic young masculinities and school work. In this paper, we focus on boys' strategies for managing schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Underachievement, Gender Differences
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Jonsson, Bert; Korhonen, Johan; Eklöf, Hanna – Education Inquiry, 2015
Meeting the challenges of teaching to all individuals requires a multifaceted approach, especially from the Swedish standpoint of inclusive education for all pupils. In the context of applied standards for receiving special educational provision, the present paper strives to shed light on the scope of novel indicators which can accommodate pupils'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Short Term Memory, Test Anxiety
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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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