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Hoff, Hild Elisabeth – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The work presented here is a qualitative study of socio-cultural approaches to literary texts in a selection of upper secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms in Norway. The article explores opportunities and challenges related to the fostering of competent "intercultural readers" in foreign language (FL) educational…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Ulriksen, Robin; Sagatun, Åse; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Waaktaar, Trine; Lervåg, Arne Ola – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Social support and socioeconomic status (SES) have received considerable attention in explaining academic achievement and the achievement gap between students with ethic majority and immigrant background, and between boys and girls. Using a Structural Equation Modeling approach we examine (1) if there exist a gap in school achievements between…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Kokkonen, Juha A.; Kokkonen, Marja T.; Telama, Risto K.; Liukkonen, Jarmo O. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The present two-wave longitudinal study examined the extent to which physical education (PE) teachers' democratic and socially supportive behavior, pupils' goal orientations, and the perceived motivational climate in PE explained differences in pupils' intended helping behavior by gender in PE classes. The results of 105 boys and 109 girls based…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Physical Education
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Van der Schaaf, Marieke; Baartman, Liesbeth; Prins, Frans; Oosterbaan, Anne; Schaap, Harmen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
How can feedback dialogues stimulate students' reflective thinking? This study aims to investigate: (1) the effects of feedback dialogues between teachers and students on students' perceptions of teacher feedback and (2) the relation between features of feedback dialogues and students' thinking activities as part of reflective thinking. A…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Reflection, Feedback (Response), Secondary School Students
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Nielsen, Cecilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Dyslexia is a well-known phenomenon and help and assistance are offered to pupils and students who experience literacy difficulties on a regular basis. But what help do they need and want? In this article the responses people with reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia give to this question are discussed. What, if we take the student's own…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, Teaching Methods
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Harjunen, Elina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
In this paper student comments are examined to identify a typology of demands for granting their consent to a teacher's pedagogical authority. The data for this study (136 written responses and 66 interviews) have been collected from students in a Finnish comprehensive school and examined by means of a theory-bounded content analysis. The results…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Power Structure, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes