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ERIC Number: EJ1207215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2000-4508
Student Participation and School Success--The Relationship between Participation, Grades and Bullying among 9th Grade Students in Sweden
Ahlström, Björn
Education Inquiry, v1 n2 p97-115 2010
The Swedish school law and curriculum states that students shall be participative in their work. They should work in a participative manner and the pedagogical idea is that influence and participation has multiple benefits for students' development. In this article the relationship between student participation and school success is examined. By using a theoretically-based participation index eight schools were chosen for closer examination. Success was measured by school grades and the level of perceived bullying among students. Student participation seems to have beneficial effects on students' academic and social development. In schools with a higher level of student participation the grades were higher and the level of perceived bullying among the students was lower than schools with a lower level of participation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden