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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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Odenbring, Ylva; Johansson, Thomas; Lunneblad, Johannes; Hammarén, Nils – Education Inquiry, 2015
This article explores and investigates school officials' narratives about how schools involve and collaborate with families, social services, the police, and other agencies to support students who are suspected of being exposed to domestic violence. School officials' describe their work as positioned within legal restrictions and official…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Child Abuse, Victims of Crime, Child Neglect
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Liljenberg, Mette – Education Inquiry, 2015
The Swedish education system has undergone an extensive transformation and a new policy context characterised by external control, marketing and managerial accountability is now in place. In previous research, the new context has been presented as something school leaders have to "balance against" democratic professionalism but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Leadership Responsibility
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Pihlaja, Päivi; Sarlin, Tanja; Ristkari, Terja – Education Inquiry, 2015
In educational contexts there are few topics that receive as much attention from adults as children's behaviour that is seen as challenging. Challenging behaviour has been a topic in many disciplines, such as education, child psychiatry, psychology and special education. Along with the definition of challenging behaviour, we can read about social…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Child Care, Child Caregivers
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Sarakinioti, Antigone; Tsatsaroni, Anna – Education Inquiry, 2015
The paper explores the ways in which university-based Teacher Education Departments in Greece have operated to promote changes to their undergraduate curricula. Our research approach views these changes as responses to the policies of the European Union and the Bologna Process for the 'modernisation' of higher education systems across Europe. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Elstad, Eyvind; Lejonberg, Eli; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas – Education Inquiry, 2015
Norwegian education authorities pursue the objective that students in upper secondary schools should evaluate teaching. This kind of evaluation scheme has, however, elicited resistance from teachers. The aims of this article are to explain the advent of teaching evaluation policies in Norway and to explore which factors explain teacher resistance…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Students, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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Fancourt, Nigel; Edwards, Anne; Menter, Ian – Education Inquiry, 2015
We trace the recent development of the Oxford Education Deanery as an expansion of an initial teacher education partnership to include wider school-university collaboration in professional development, and in research. The current policy pressures in England are described on both school-university partnerships for initial teacher education, and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Arreman, Inger Erixon; Erixon, Per-Olof – Education Inquiry, 2015
This study deals with the undergraduate degree project in teacher training programmes for early childhood education and care in Sweden. For the study we draw on documents and qualitative interviews with teacher educators of different disciplinary backgrounds. The aims of this study were to identify discourses on the degree project in the field of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Sjöberg, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2014
In this article Foucault's theoretical concept of governmentality is used to scrutinise the ways in which the ideal pupil is constructed, governed and positioned in and through teacher training in Sweden. The analysis focuses on the construction of subject positions as well as governing technologies and techniques operating in the shaping of the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teacher Education, Governance, Entrepreneurship
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Jonsson, Bert; Wiklund-Hörnqvist, Carola; Nyroos, Mikaela; Börjesson, Arne – Education Inquiry, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the performance of fifth-grade children in the reproduction of the content of a new text directly after they had read it (immediate recall) and one week later (delayed recall), as well as to investigate the relationship between performance, self-reported memory strategies, and working memory capacity (WMC). The…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Correlation, Short Term Memory, Grade 5
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Örtegren, Hans – Education Inquiry, 2014
The aim of this article is to deepen the understanding of how different aspects of the implementation of digital media may be related to subject paradigms and practice in the subject of Art in secondary schools in Sweden. The article is based on observations and interviews with teachers and pupils at secondary schools about their conceptions of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Renc-Roe, Joanna; Roxå, Torgny – Education Inquiry, 2014
This article presents a case study of the internationalisation of an Engineering School at a leading Swedish University. The case study is an attempt to sketch out a more qualitative analytical approach to the study of internationalisation, focusing on the interplay between agency and structure and policy and practice as constructed by actors on…
Descriptors: Universities, Organizational Culture, Case Studies, International Education
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