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Mikander, Pia; Zilliacus, Harriet; Holm, Gunilla – Education Inquiry, 2018
Over the last several decades intercultural education has played a key role in many educational policies and practices, both across the Nordic countries and internationally. In this article we examine current conceptual discourses on intercultural education with an emphasis on developments in the Nordic research context. The analysis shows how the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Research, Power Structure, Social Justice
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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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Holmberg, Linnéa – Education Inquiry, 2017
The focus of this article is to analyze the systematic quality management of educational settings the way it is present in Swedish leisure-time centers. The study explores how the production of both systematic reporting and documentation works through self technologies in this discursive practice. The analysis will illustrate and discuss how the…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Educational Quality, Educational Administration, Discourse Analysis
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Aspelin, Jonas – Education Inquiry, 2014
Teaching is today often described as a matter of adjusting to the individual lives of students. Building on the premises of three educational theories, mainly Martin Buber's concept of 'inclusion', the article aims to confront this idea and show how pedagogical attitude can be perceived from a relational perspective. A model is constructed in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inclusion, Educational Theories
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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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Hultin, Eva; Westman, Maria – Education Inquiry, 2013
The theoretical framework of this article is based on critical literacy (Janks, 2010) and genre theories (Swales, 1990; Schleppegrell, 2004). The article's main purpose is to contribute to an understanding of the use and production of text genres as a power-embedded practice. In doing so, we analyse firstgrade children's texts in terms of genres…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Literacy Education, Childrens Literature, Literary Genres
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Ekvall, Ulla – Education Inquiry, 2013
This study focuses, from a bilingual perspective, on how a Swedish national test is intended to promote critical literacy and language development in line with related aims in syllabuses for Swedish and Swedish as a second language. The material consists of reading and writing assignments and prescribed classroom preparations (including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, National Competency Tests, Bilingual Education
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Education Inquiry, 2013
The main goal of this study is to examine the politics of the development of intercultural education policy in Cyprus. More specifically, it examines the content of intercultural policies developed by the state and particularly the Ministry of Education and Culture. In addition, the study focuses on the challenges that may impede the development…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Langelotz, Lill – Education Inquiry, 2013
Various kinds of mentoring processes to enhance teachers' collective learning and professional development have become popular. Collective learning and collective practice development within professions may be approached as an integral part of 'professional learning communities'. Research emphasises that learning communities cannot be commanded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Mentors, Communities of Practice
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Mølstad, Christina Elde; Hansén, Sven-Erik – Education Inquiry, 2013
Traditionally, the Nordic curriculum has been viewed as a document with school subjects in focus. This article reports on how two national curricula function as instruments for governing education and explores the possible differences in how national curricula govern education. This investigation was carried out by researching curricula for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, National Curriculum, Governance
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Janks, Hilary – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article explains Janks' (2010) interdependent framework for critical literacy education, how it was developed and how it can be applied. The explanation focuses on each part of the framework: power, identity/diversity, access and design/redesign and it provides an argument for their interdependence. The framework is then applied to three…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Literacy Education, Research, Models
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Nylund, Mattias – Education Inquiry, 2012
Over the last few decades, less importance has been attached to the concept of class in educational policy and educational research. Due to the continued relevance of class in many educational contexts, this article argues that this trend is unfortunate, untimely and unwarranted, and that important questions are overlooked as a result. As a case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Social Class, Educational Policy
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Widding, Göran – Education Inquiry, 2012
This paper explores methods that researchers, including students, use to gain access to research being conducted in their subject areas. I conducted a review of the literature on research methodology to find out how the access problem is defined and the points highlighted by scholars. The review was based on articles accessed through databases…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Researchers, Research Methodology, Philosophy
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Nordtømme, Solveig – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study explores how kindergarten spaces and materiality can be vital for children's exploration of participation and how the physical environment enables children to interact and position themselves in play and meaning making. Methodologically this study is based on ethnographic fieldwork with two groups of 2- to 5-year-old children in two…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Classroom Environment, Interaction, Play
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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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