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Keskitalo, Pigga – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article considers the Sámi understanding of time and place in pedagogical settings. The study is based on research material gathered at Sámi schools and from teaching conducted in the Sámi language. These data were combined to develop a theoretical review of teacher education from a metatheoretical perspective. The research challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Time, Teaching Methods
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Lopez, Jose Adan Cardona; Nordfjell, Ole Bredesen; Gaini, Firouz; Heikkinen, Mervi – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This case study examines a Nordic on-line course on gender equality promotion in education, in which principals, teachers, school staff and gender equality activists engaged in dialogue regarding contents and practices. The on-line course was designed with reference to promising practices identified in a previous Nordic network project. The…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Knutas, Agneta – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The Nordic educational welfare model was implemented to support social justice and equal opportunities for all. After the fall of the Berlin wall the welfare model is weakened due to influences from international and global trends. It is found that with the introduction of new public management steering of public welfare and the decentralization…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Rural Schools, Public Administration
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Birkeland, Åsta – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The purpose of this article is to carry out a critical inquiry of comparative education by using an example of a comparative programme within kindergarten teacher education in Norway. The article discusses the inclination, in cross-cultural comparative studies, to emphasise cultural essentialism, to evaluate educational practice from a…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Inquiry, Kindergarten, Teacher Education Programs
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Grimsaeth, Gerd; Hallås, Bjørg Oddrun – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The lesson study (LS) model, which originated in Japan, has become popular all over the world. This article will highlight some of the challenges encountered when the LS model was picked up and introduced in a local school context in a Norwegian municipality. The article views this process in the light of research on LS-model transfer into local…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Local Norms, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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Trippestad, Tom Are – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The article presents the concept of rhetorical agency to understand and analyse the parallel and paradoxical agencies teachers are offered, and limited by, under discourses of globalisation within education. The paper identifies typical arguments, reactions, narratives and metaphors of globalisation. It discusses some of the consequences these…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Policy, Curriculum, Educational Change
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Ødegaard, Elin Eriksen – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Norwegian society is becoming increasingly heterogeneous. In order to meet challenges and provide conditions for high quality kindergartens "The National Kindergarten Act" and the "Norwegian Framework Plan for Kindergartens" are under revision (period 2013 to 2016). A central challenge of this is how to formulate ideas that…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Hilt, Line Torbjørnsen – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article will show how the global educational policy expectations of being a "self-managing learner" unfold in the context of two school organisations in Norway, and contribute to the exclusion of so-called newly arrived minority language students. The theoretical framework is Niklas Luhmann's theory of the global educational system,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Language Minorities
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Birenbaum, Menucha; DeLuca, Christopher; Earl, Lorna; Heritage, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; Looney, Anne; Smith, Kari; Timperley, Helen; Volante, Louis; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) across the globe with particular attention given to Western educational jurisdictions. Authors from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA explain the genesis of AfL, its evolution and impact on school systems, and discuss current trends in policy…
Descriptors: International Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Børhaug, Kjetil – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Current Norwegian curricular guidelines oblige schools to educate citizens with a critical perspective on society. From a discourse theoretical perspective, this obligation implies that various school subjects, and in particular social studies, offer discourses on social issues that allow for different points of view and critical evaluation.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Social Studies
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Sharpes, Donald K.; Schou, Lotte R. – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The convergence of Islam and national and cultural identity in Europe, exacerbated by external events like a murder, assassination, riot, embassy bombing or even a satirical cartoon, has the potential for disrupting civic order and eroding movements towards cultural assimilation and national integration. Clearly, fundamentalism in any religion,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Muslims, Islam, Self Concept
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Reinertsen, Anne Beate – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article is about developing school-based self-assessing recursive pedagogies and case/action research practices and/or approaches in schools, and teachers, teacher researchers and researchers simultaneously producing and theorising their own practices using second-order cybernetics as a thinking tool. It is a move towards pragmatic…
Descriptors: Cybernetics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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Saeverot, Herner – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This interview attempts to articulate what it might mean to speak for "Padagogik" in an era where new trends in education run the risk of marginalizing "Padagogik" as an independent academic discipline. This trend can be found in several European countries and is judged by Herner Saeverot and Gert Biesta to be a development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Instruction, Translation
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Bjornsrud, Halvor; Engh, Roar – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This article has as its main focus the contextual factors connected with teachers' teamwork. Firstly, it deals with the question of how to create reflections among teachers on the topic of teamwork. Their written answers function as empirical data for researchers and also as contributions to the further professional development of teamwork.…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Throndsen, Inger; Lie, Svein; Dale, Erling Lars – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This article explores changes in teachers' beliefs and practice concerning assessment after participating in a project for improving assessment practices in Norwegian schools. The project was initiated by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training in 2008, and included a total of 77 schools, more than 600 teachers and a sample of their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Motivation, Criteria, Teacher Attitudes
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