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Ødegård, Magnar – SAGE Open, 2019
In the light of Martin Heidegger and Hubert Dreyfus's concepts of being-in-the-world and skillful coping, this article addresses disruptions students face in modern society. Such disruptions involve pressure for achievement and lack of belonging to communities. In the discussion, the article presents the terms "being-disrupted" and…
Descriptors: Coping, Student Behavior, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
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Gamlem, Siv M. – SAGE Open, 2019
The aim of the study is to map patterns of teaching quality through interactions in Mathematics lessons in lower secondary school classrooms. The sample is 10 ninth-grade classrooms in Norway (pupils' age, 14-15 years). Reciprocal linkages between teaching through interactions in Mathematic lessons and pupils' results on a standardized National…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Mathematics Education, Grade 9
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Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Westlie, Knut; Skille, Eivind Åsrum – SAGE Open, 2018
With a survey of physical education (PE) among a national representative sample of fifth to tenth grade students (N = 3,226) in Norway, we investigated how students experience the changing room situation in relation to PE classes. Most students find the changing room situation unproblematic, while some report problems. A majority (59.6%) of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Recreational Facilities, Student Experience
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Parvazian, Somayeh; Gill, Judith; Chiera, Belinda – SAGE Open, 2017
This article reports an analysis of the relationship between women's increased participation in higher education and other recent social changes over the last four decades. To date, women's increased involvement in higher education has been studied as either a force for or a consequence of other sociocultural changes. Drawing on data from key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistics
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Sigmundsson, Hermundur; Englund, Kjellrun; Haga, Monika – SAGE Open, 2017
This longitudinal study explores the association of motor competence and physical fitness with reading skills in children aged 9 and 12 years. Sixty-seven children aged 9 years completed an assessment of motor competence (measured using the Movement Assessment battery for Children), physical fitness (assessed using the Test of Physical Fitness),…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Physical Fitness, Reading Skills, Age Differences
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Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Standal, Øyvind – SAGE Open, 2016
The national curricula for physical education teacher education (PETE) in Norway require that practicum is carried out in a partnership between student teachers, cooperating teachers, and teacher educators. The aim of this article is to get insights into how cooperating teachers and teacher educators express and understand their educational…
Descriptors: Practicums, Physical Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje; Olseth, Asgeir Røyrhus – SAGE Open, 2016
Research on teacher outcomes of the School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) model has been scarce. The present study adds to the knowledge base by examining the effects of the Norwegian version of SWPBS (N-PALS) on school staffs' behavior management practices and on their individual and collective efficacy. Questionnaire data were collected…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Outcomes of Education, Models, Foreign Countries
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Burner, Tony; Biseth, Heidi – SAGE Open, 2016
This article investigates an innovative approach that has as its aim to ensure that more students complete secondary education. The national program, called "Competence for Diversity," puts emphasis on children with minority language background, that is, children with another first language(s) than the Norwegian national languages. In…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Language Minorities, National Programs
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Rasmussen, Bente – SAGE Open, 2015
The article looks into the consequences for recruitment of Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's recommendations that universities should manage their resources strategically to foster excellence. Using institutional ethnography as described by Dorothy Smith in a sociology department in Norway, it shows how strategic recruiting…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Strategic Planning, Excellence in Education, Foreign Countries
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Bøhn, Henrik – SAGE Open, 2015
This study investigated teacher cognition and behavior in a high-stakes, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) school context where no common rating scale exists. 24 EFL teachers at the upper secondary level in Norway were asked to rate the performance of a student taking her oral English exam and to give an account of what kind of performance…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Rating Scales