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Bladh, Gabriel; Stolore, Martin; Kristiansson, Martin – London Review of Education, 2018
Previous subject-specific education research has shown that education in social studies subjects is dominated by strong subject traditions, while current social issues are seldom addressed and the connection to academic disciplines is weak. Putting this result into context, we discuss how the debate initiated by Michael Young about 'powerful…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Social Studies, Social Problems, Knowledge Level
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Olofsson, Hans; Samuelsson, Johan; Stolare, Martin; Wendell, Joakim – London Review of Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to analyse adolescents' views of Swedish history. A small number of adults were also included in the study. The analysis shows that, regardless of the age of the informants, Sweden is portrayed as an exception from the world through its legacy of a long peace (in spite of a war-torn distant history) and through its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, European History, Adults, Nationalism
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van Zanten, Agnès; Kosunen, Sonja – London Review of Education, 2013
This article analyzes the influence of Stephen Ball's work on research on markets and school choice in five European countries (Finland, France, Norway, Spain, and Sweden). The main focus is on the intellectual circulation of ideas, but the authors also take into account the relationship between ideas and social and political changes, as well as…
Descriptors: School Choice, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Social Change
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Giota, Joanna; Emanuelsson, Ingemar – London Review of Education, 2011
The general aim of the present study was to explore how head teachers (N = 683) for older students and head teachers (N = 250) for younger students in Swedish compulsory schools describe handling procedures of special education issues in their schools. Two questionnaire surveys on such issues were conducted during the spring term of 2008 among…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Profiles, Special Education Teachers, Student Characteristics