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Sigvardsson, Anna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to review research on poetry reading pedagogy in secondary education from 1990 to 2015. Today there is little research on poetry teaching in Sweden and thus little guidance for secondary teachers. Therefore, this study thematically analyses peer-reviewed articles from English language international journals. Articles were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Instruction, Literature Appreciation
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Lundetrae, Kjersti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Drop-out from upper secondary school is considered a widespread problem, closely connected with youth unemployment. The aim of the current study was to examine whether parents' level of education predicted drop-out for 16-24-year-olds when accounting for basic skills. For this purpose, data from the Norwegian (n = 996) and American (n = 641)…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Unemployment, Parent Background
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Arffman, Inga – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
Recent years have witnessed a significant increase in the interest in international assessments of student performance. In such assessments it is mandatory that all the different-language texts be equivalent to each other, that is, equally difficult to understand. The article summarizes a study made on the topic, examining the problems of…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Literacy, Textbooks, Literacy Education
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Emanuelsson, Jonas; Sahlstrom, Fritjof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
The aim of this article is to further the understanding of how content is learned in classrooms, using conversation analysis (CA) and variation theory for the analysis. Classroom video materials from two mathematics classrooms in Sweden and the USA are analysed. A result of the study is the empirical explication of the tension between the need for…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Interaction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
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Johnson, Lauri; Moller, Jorunn; Jacobson, Stephen L.; Wong, Kam Cheung – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This article provides a cross-national perspective on successful school principalship in three countries derived from an analysis of case studies in the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP). The ISSPP aims to investigate the characteristics, processes and effects of successful school leadership across eight countries (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Sorlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The article describes the main outcomes of the intervention programme "Positive behaviour, interactions and learning environment in school" (PALS). PALS is an adapted Norwegian version of the School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support model, developed in the United States with school-wide interventions aiming at the prevention of behaviour…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Competence
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Vedder, Paul; Van de Vijfeijken, Katrien; Kook, Hetty – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Studied the effects of borrowing norms for the Human Figure Drawing Test for use with children in Curacao, for whom there are no norms or studies of validity for this test. Results for 96 fourth graders suggest that frequency tables for the United States are better for scoring Human Figure Drawing Test results for these children than are Dutch…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing
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Hagtvet, Knut A.; Zuo, Li – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Used the domain sampling model of generalizability theory to study ways of improving a construct measure, the Achievement Motives Scale (AMS) (R. Nygard and T. Gjesme, 1973). AMS results for 504 Chinese high school students and 252 U.S. graduate students are the basis for suggestions to improve the two language versions' approximations to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Generalizability Theory, Graduate Students
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Brostrom, Stig – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1998
The everyday experiences of one Danish (15 children) and one U.S. (17 children) kindergarten class were studied. In the U.S. kindergarten, teaching of the basics predominated, while play was the main activity in the Danish kindergarten. How these approaches contributed to motivation for learning in the United States and social competence in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies
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Hoot, James L.; And Others – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1996
Views of 30 Finnish and 76 U.S. teachers, 15 Finnish and 7 American administrators, and 22 Finnish and 40 American parents about appropriate educational practices for children aged 3 to 5 years were studied. Finnish parents were more supportive of developmentally appropriate practices, and were in better agreement with educators. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices
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Olaussen, Bodil S.; Braten, Ivar – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1999
Discusses some instruments for assessing students' use of self-regulated learning strategies and cultural differences in the use of such strategies. Studies of 349 Norwegian college students suggest that the use of self-regulated learning strategies is similar in Norway and the United States. Discusses implications for cross-cultural studies in…
Descriptors: College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Konrads, Solvina; Haraldsson, Erlendur – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1994
In a study designed to investigate the cross-cultural similarity of vocational interests as measured by the Strong Interest Inventory, an Icelandic version was administered to 413 college students in different majors. Results indicate that United States' norms are valid for Icelandic groups and allow satisfactory prediction of vocational…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Tella, Seppo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1992
How computer-mediated communication through international communications networks and electronic mail can be used in foreign language education was investigated in a multisite ethnographic case study of 134 Finnish secondary school students learning English and foreign participants from British and U.S. schools. Introducing these technological…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communications, Curriculum Development, Electronic Mail
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Lundgren, Ulf P. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1979
This article discusses the function and purpose of educational evaluation. The main standpoint is that different evaluation approaches are presented as scientific improvements but mirror mainly the objective functions of education in the society and the need within the state apparatus for a scientific legitimation of various political decisions.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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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