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Gisslevik, Emmalee; Wernersson, Inga; Larsson, Christel – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to explore conditioning factors influencing learning opportunities in food-related education taught from a perspective of sustainable development. Over the course of the eighth-grade school year, data were derived from field studies of two classes taught in Home and Consumer Studies with an exploratory case-study design.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Consumer Science, Food, Foreign Countries
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Burner, Tony – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Recognizing the importance of formative assessment, this mixed-methods study investigates how four teachers and 100 students respond to the new emphasis on formative assessment in English as a foreign language (EFL) writing classes in Norway. While previous studies have examined formative assessment in oral classroom interactions and focused on…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Hermansen, Hege – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Collective approaches to practice development are increasingly common in the teaching profession. Such initiatives frequently involve groups of teachers taking responsibility for introducing, sharing and developing new pedagogical resources and for aiding their integration into existing practices. This article explores teachers' knowledge work as…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Level, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching (Occupation)
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Mohammadpour, Ebrahim; Abdul Ghafar, Mohamed Najib – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Achievement in mathematics of eighth-grade students is modeled as a function of within-school, between-school and cross-country differences. The data were obtained from 217,728 students, within 7,216 secondary schools, in 48 countries, who participated in the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Multilevel analysis showed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies, Secondary School Students
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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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Hansson, Ase; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Socioeconomic status (SES) is often used as control variable when relations between academic outcomes and students' migrational background are investigated. When measuring SES, indicators used must have the same meaning across groups. This study aims to examine the measurement invariance of SES, using data from TIMSS, 2003. The study shows that a…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Error of Measurement, Immigrants, Outcomes of Education
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Nygren, Karina; Janlert, Urban; Nygren, Lennart – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This paper aimed at examining the barriers to and facilitators of disseminating and utilizing the results of a local Swedish school survey. Interviews with 21 school district managers/principals were performed. Results showed that dissemination and utilization of local survey data appeared as two interrelated processes. With those processes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Information Dissemination, Interviews
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Raiha, Teija; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Enkenberg, Jorma; Kiviniemi, Vesa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of nutrition health intervention on pupils' nutrition knowledge and eating habits from grade seven to grade nine. The study was part of the ENHPS (since 2008, Schools for Health in Europe (SHE)) program in Finland, and more specifically its sub-project titled "From Puijo to the…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Intervention, Nutrition, Eating Habits
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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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Vaaland, Grete Sorensen; Idsoe, Thormod; Roland, Erling – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
This study aims to conceptualize disobedient pupil behavior within the more general framework of antisocial behavior and to reveal how two forms of aggressiveness are related to disobedience. Disobedience, in the context of this article, covers disruptive pupil behavior or discipline problems when the pupil is aware of breaking a standard set by…
Descriptors: Discipline Problems, Antisocial Behavior, Females, Structural Equation Models
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Cosmovici, Elena Maria; Idsoe, Thormod; Bru, Edvin; Munthe, Elaine – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The aim of this study was to explore students' perceptions of their learning environment and on-task orientation across different achievement levels. Data were gathered in two independent cross-sectional studies of Norwegian students in grades 8, 9, and 10 (n = 3453 in 2001 and n = 2987 in 2004). Students within the middle achievement levels…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Achievement, High Achievement, Educational Environment
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Morra, Sergio; Guobjornsdottir, Guony – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
This article investigates mental representations of literary characters and their relations with other aspects of response to literature and age, gender, and expertise. A Saga chapter and the beginning of a contemporary novel were presented to 16 participants from each of three age groups (13 years, 17 years, adults) equally divided by gender and…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Rating Scales, Personality, Multivariate Analysis
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Larzen-Ostermark, Eva – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
The overall aim of this study is to deepen our knowledge about the attitudes of teachers at the upper level of the Finland-Swedish comprehensive school towards the treatment of culture in English foreign language (EFL) teaching. More specifically, the questions are how teachers interpret the concept "culture" in English foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Giota, Joanna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2006
The purpose of the present article is to study the interrelations between goal orientations, achievements and well-being in school. For this purpose adolescents' academic self-perceived competence, personal interest in school subjects, and affect in regard to different evaluative situations that take place in school were related to eight different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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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