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Dodillet, Susanne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A global demand for excellence programs and elite education for pupils identified as specially gifted has emerged in recent decades. This article provides preliminary insights into the ongoing efforts to integrate special tracks for "the best" with the egalitarian ideal of A School for All, which remains highly influential in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Secondary Schools, School Culture
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Lindfors, Maria; Winberg, Mikael; Bodin, Madelen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research on how epistemic beliefs influence students' learning in different contexts is ambiguous. Given this, we have examined the relationships between students' scientific epistemic beliefs, their problem solving, and solutions in a constructionist computer-simulation in classical mechanics. The problem-solving process and performance of 19…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Jahnke, Isa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study provides new insights into Swedish teachers' didactical designs when handling two contemporary challenges regarding the new national curriculum and the increasing digitalisation of schools through one-to-one computing initiatives. The research questions consider how teachers organise physical and digital resources in their classrooms as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, National Curriculum, Computer Uses in Education
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Lind, Tommy – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Governmental reforms since the early 1990s have acted as a push factor for starting new schools in Sweden and have created options for pupils to choose a school irrespective of municipal borders. This study highlights the upper secondary school system in small municipalities in northern Sweden since the late 1990s. The analysis shows that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Organization, Municipalities
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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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Hultin, H.; Eichas, K.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Dimitrova, R.; Karlberg, M.; Galanti, M.R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Previous studies indicate that school climate is important for student health and academic achievement. This study concerns the validity and reliability of the student edition a Swedish instrument for measuring pedagogical and social school climate (PESOC). Data were collected from 5,745 students at 97 Swedish secondary schools. Multilevel…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Test Validity
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Lundberg, Erik; Abdelzadeh, Ali – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
School is often ranked highly among social agents that are central to the development of various citizenship values and norms in younger members of society. In this paper, we examined the impact of two dimensions of school climate on changes in social trust among adolescents over time, namely relationships and safety. Using a series of latent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Attitude Change, Trust (Psychology), Adolescents
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Englund, Hans; Frostenson, Magnus; Beime, Kristina S. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Critical educational literature suggests that an increased reliance upon neoliberally inspired management technologies transforms the very foundations from which images of the ideal teacher are constructed. The purpose of this paper is to add to this literature by (i) identifying and analysing a number of "theoretical qualities"…
Descriptors: Accountability, Neoliberalism, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Sivenbring, Jennie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present article is concerned with how Swedish students in the last year of comprehensive school make sense and use of educational assessments of their school performance. Based on interviews with 28 students in Year 9, "talk about assessments" is analysed using a discourse analytical approach inspired by Michel Foucault's theories.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes
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Nilsson, Per – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate relationships between note-taking and the orchestrating of math-talk in whole-class teaching. A lesson on (average) velocity in a Swedish Grade 6 has been observed. Taking an inferentialist stance on human understanding, the study conceptualizes teaching and learning from the perspective of how students come…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Mathematics Instruction, Motion, Grade 6
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Rasmusson, Maria; Albaek, Karsten; Lind, Patrik; Myrberg, Mats – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study aims at investigating the long-term cognitive effects of vocational education and training (VET) in Sweden and Denmark using data from the PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills. While Sweden has moved towards a more academic vocational education, Denmark has kept the apprenticeship system. Using multiple regression analysis we estimate…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Blossing, Ulf; Roland, Pål; Sølvik, Randi M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this article is to discuss how to interview to investigate the practice of school organizations. The research question is: What are the activities the interviewer uses to capture improvement practices in school organizations? We apply a self-assessment method to examine two former projects. We argue that a practice lens is required and,…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Practices, Educational Improvement, Power Structure
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Rutkowski, Leslie; Rutkowski, David – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Over time international large-scale assessments have grown in terms of number of studies, cycles, and participating countries, many of which are a heterogeneous mix of economies, languages, cultures, and geography. This heterogeneity has meaningful consequences for comparably measuring both achievement and non-achievement constructs, such as…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Erixon Arreman, Inger; Dovemark, Marianne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Under a recent national curriculum reform in Sweden within a highly decentralised, competitive, and marketised education system, access to post-16 education is restricted. In this study, we map and analyse the early onset of new preparatory programmes. We draw on interviews with local politicians and school staff in six different municipalities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Interviews, School Statistics
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Szabo, Attila; Andrews, Paul – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this paper, we examine the interactions of mathematical abilities when 6 high achieving Swedish upper-secondary students attempt unfamiliar non-routine mathematical problems. Analyses indicated a repeating cycle in which students typically exploited abilities relating to the ways they orientated themselves with respect to a problem, recalled…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving
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