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Korp, Helena; Sjöberg, Lena; Thorsen, Cecilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Swedish compulsory school, individual development plans (IDPs) are mandatory for all students up to 6th grade. The purpose is to summarize and facilitate pupils' learning and tune instruction to national standards. In this study, 233 IDPs drawn up for 5th grade pupils were analyzed with focus on qualities that have been found to impact…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Aadland, Katrine Nyvoll; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg; Moe, Vegard Fusche; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Skrede, Turid; Stavnsbo, Mette; Aadland, Eivind – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a seven-month curriculum prescribed physical activity (PA) intervention (the Active Smarter Kids [ASK] intervention) on executive functions in 10-year-old Norwegian children. A linear mixed model was used to analyze data from 971-1,123 fifth grade children at 28 intervention schools and 29…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Intervention, Executive Function
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Baadte, Christiane; Schnotz, Wolfgang – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This study tested the assumption that the effectiveness of feedback with regard to performance, motivation, and affect is moderated by the learners' self-concept. A total of 72 sixth-graders completed a web-based interactive learning program. Half of the sample received feedback and the other half received no feedback. Differential feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Motivation, Self Concept
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Frost, Jørgen; Ottem, Ernst; Snow, Catherine E.; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Lyster, Solveig Alma Helaas; White, Claire – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Two ways of measuring change are presented and compared: A conventional "change score", defined as the difference between scores before and after an interim period, and a process-oriented approach focusing on detailed analysis of conceptually defined response patterns. The validity of the two approaches was investigated. Vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Scores, Knowledge Level, Vocabulary Development
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Jungert, Tomas; Andersson, Ulf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The aim was to examine achievement and self-efficacy in mathematics and native and foreign language literacy in children with specific mathematic LD (MD-only), children with comorbid mathematic and reading difficulties (MD-RD), and compare them with children without LD (controls), as well as to explore gender differences. Participants were 143…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Literacy, Native Language
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Drugli, May Britt; Hjemdal, Odin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The validity of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) was examined in a national sample of 863 Norwegian schoolchildren in grades 1-7 (aged 6-13). The original factor structure of the STRS was tested by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The CFA results did not support the original three-factor structure of the STRS. Subsequent CFA of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Rating Scales, Elementary School Students
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Metsapelto, Riitta-Leena; Pulkkinen, Lea – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This 3-year longitudinal study investigated the associations of student (aged 9 to 10 years at the beginning of the study; n = 281; 51% girls) participation in extracurricular activities with teacher-rated socioemotional behavior and school achievement. MANOVA results showed that, after controlling for the grade level and the initial level of the…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Team Sports, Music Activities, Academic Achievement
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Backman, Ylva; Alerby, Eva; Bergmark, Ulrika; Gardelli, Asa; Hertting, Krister; Kostenius, Catrine; Ohrling, Kerstin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The aim of this study was to describe, reflect upon, and create a deeper understanding of aspects relevant for promoting a positive school environment from a student perspective. The data was analyzed by using an inductive phenomenological method and based on written responses from 200 Swedish students from grades 5-9. The results indicated that…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Lindstrom, Elly-Ann; Lindahl, Erica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Mixed-aged (MA) classes are a common phenomenon around the world. In Sweden, these types of classes increased rapidly during the 1980s and 1990s, despite the fact that existing empirical support for MA classes is weak. In this paper, the effect of attending an MA class during grades 4-6 on students' cognitive skills is estimated. Using a unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Age Grouping, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Creemers, Bert; Kyriakides, Leonidas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The dynamic model of educational effectiveness defines school level factors associated with student outcomes. Emphasis is given to the two main aspects of policy, evaluation, and improvement in schools which affect quality of teaching and learning at both the level of teachers and students: a) teaching and b) school learning environment. Five…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati; Laine, Noora – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The present study set out to survey Finnish parents' participation in their child's schooling and related experiences. The subjects were a nationally representative group of academically and vocationally educated fathers and mothers (N = 391) who had a child on the fifth grade. A great majority of the parents reported that they attended the parent…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 5, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship
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Westergard, Elsa; Galloway, David – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
This study examines the prevalence of parental disillusionment with school and its relationship with demographic variables, and phase, size and location of schools. Findings are based on data from 1569 parents of children in grades 5 to 10 from 20 schools in 9 municipalities in Norway. Previous research in other countries shows benefits for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics