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Ahtee, Maija; Johnston, Jane – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2006
This study examines Finnish and English primary student teachers' ideas when planning to teach a physics topic during their science education studies. Many primary student teachers lack sufficient subject knowledge, which prevents them from constructing the scientific pedagogical content knowledge that enables them to concentrate on pupils'…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction
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Stephens, Paul; Kyriacou, Chris; Tonnessen, Finn Egil – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2005
This paper examines how student teachers in Norway and England perceive pupil misbehaviour. The data are based on an opportunistic questionnaire survey of 86 student teachers in Kristiansand and 100 student teachers in York. Student teachers' perceptions of the seriousness of infractions were significantly different with regard to 7 of the items,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Carney, Stephen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2003
Studied teachers' development in a large English "comprehensive" school during a period of intense educational reform, focusing on eight experienced teachers. Findings highlight a range of factors that appeared to constrain teachers' professional development. Considers the implications for recent Danish policy related to school-focused…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Broadhead, Pat – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2001
Examined the key constructs of Norway's centrally-based curriculum reform plan, Laerplan 97 (L97), interviewed those responsible for designing the subject related curricula, and administered teacher questionnaires (n=54). Findings show how the journey from policy making to effective classroom practice would benefit from a continuing interface with…
Descriptors: Centralization, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Taylor, Philip H.; Reid, W. A. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1972
A study to estimate the degree of influence over what is taught in the English Primary School'' revealed that influences internal to the school--head teacher, class teacher, pupils--are stronger than those external.'' (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Classroom Environment, Comparative Education, Curriculum Research
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Husen, Torsten – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1978
Problems of differentiation and uniformity of educational provisions are products of the era of emphasis on equality of educational opportunity. Three typical national solutions are dealt with in this paper: the American comprehensive model, the Western European elitist model, and the Eastern European model of a unitary school. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Academic Standards, Case Studies, Comparative Education