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Olmedo, Antonio; Grau, Eduardo Santa Cruz – Education Inquiry, 2013
The way in which societies around the globe are governed is changing towards more flexible and networked forms where the government is not the sole and main responsible actor in the organisation, funding, delivery and evaluation of public services. Analysing the new roles of philanthropic organisations, think tanks and business organisations is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Prøitz, Tine S. – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article aims to explore the relevance and importance of school subjects in teachers' grading practices, as teachers themselves see it. The study is based on material from 41 semi-structured interviews, with teachers of five subjects, at four lower and two upper secondary schools in Norway. The findings suggest that the school subject does…
Descriptors: Grading, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Arreman, Inger Erixon; Holm, Ann-Sofie; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2013
Sweden has commonly been regarded as a striking example of a social democratic welfare-state regime (Esping-Andersen 1996), characterized by strong state governance and active involvement in welfare matters. In the last two decades, however, the Swedish public sector and education system have been radically and extensively transformed in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Commercialization, Educational Policy
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Marner, Anders – Education Inquiry, 2013
In this case study a secondary school and its art education is studied. Pupils and the art teacher are interviewed and observations are made in school and out of school. The study is based on socio-cultural theory, media ecology and semiotics. In this school manual and digital media each share about 50 percent of the time available for art. It is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Secondary Schools, Art Teachers
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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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Helleve, Ingrid – Education Inquiry, 2013
By the turn of the century Norwegian educational practice was supposed to be changed through reforms and investment in technological equipment. Supported by research, the aim was to change practice in the direction of learning activities that could support learning understood as productive interactions. Few teachers and teacher educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid; Pramling, Niklas – Education Inquiry, 2013
Theory-driven and practice-driven research are often separated, but in this article we shall argue for a research approach that is theory-driven but practice-oriented and shares features with the specific kind of early childhood education pedagogy this research approach has generated, what we refer to as developmental pedagogy (Pramling Samuelsson…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Foreign Countries
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Wikberg, Stina – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article discusses whether and how Art education is gendered, and whether and how the art world is gendered. The history of Art education is briefly described from a gender perspective, as well as some current reports on Art education in Sweden. The article draws on material from a postgraduate study about Art education and gender. Art lessons…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Gender Bias
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Marner, Anders; Örtegren, Hans – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article is included in a research project called "Skolämnesparadigm och undervisningspraktik i skärmkulturen -- bild, musik och svenska" ["School subject paradigm and teaching practice in the screen culture -- art, music and Swedish"]. Due to digital changes in the media world of pictures and art, digital media are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Technology Integration, Secondary School Students
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Svenkerud, Sigrun; Dalland, Cecilie P.; Klette, Kirsti – Education Inquiry, 2013
This study explores ninth-grade (15-year-old) students' oral presentations in language arts and art education. The main research question is: In which ways are the students' social positioning and use of verbal and non-verbal resources reflected in boys' and girls' oral presentations? In-depth analyses of video recordings of student presentations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Oral Language
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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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Osler, Audrey; Yahya, Chalank – Education Inquiry, 2013
This paper examines tensions in implementing human rights education (HRE) in schools in Kurdistan-Iraq, both for teachers and for policy-makers, juggling nation-building and its application through schooling and child rights. We draw on documentary sources and fieldwork in two governorates, including classroom observations and interviews with…
Descriptors: Barriers, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Gulson, Kalervo N.; Webb, P. Taylor – Education Inquiry, 2013
In this paper we contend neo-liberal education policy which supports the creation of schooling choices in public education systems is reshaping, conflating and branding ethnicity. We make these points in reference to school choice in Toronto, Canada, and the establishment of an Africentric ethno-centric school. We argue that one of the registers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Commercialization, Afrocentrism
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Haugsbakk, Geir – Education Inquiry, 2013
The article offers a comparative perspective on how educational policy is influenced by two key phenomena that sent something akin to shockwaves through the Western world, and that in both cases highlighted basic deficiencies within the school system. The case of Norway and Sweden in particular, as well as the role of new technology, is examined.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education
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