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Šupule, Inese; Søholt, Susanne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Rural depopulation, decreasing numbers of children, and general centralization, combined with high expectations for education, are factors that challenge rural communities and school structures in both Latvia and Norway. The aim of this article is to compare the role of the municipality and other levels of governance in making decisions on school…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Municipalities, Comparative Analysis, Public Officials
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Nielsen, Mathias Wullum – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study investigates how Denmark, Norway, and Sweden approach issues of gender equality in research differently. Based on a comparative document analysis of gender equality activities in six Scandinavian universities, together with an examination of the legislative and political frameworks surrounding these activities, the article provides new…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research
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Hall, Jeffrey Brooks – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
State school inspection creates expectations in the interface between transnational ideas and national policy contexts. This article investigates how inspectors and education directors understand and reformulate their regulatory roles in relation to the new framework for school inspection policy in Norway. Using data from the LEX-EL project,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Inspection, Secondary Education
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Imsen, Gunn; Blossing, Ulf; Moos, Lejf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The Nordic Education Model was an important part of the social democratic welfare state for many years in the second half of the 20th century. Since the millennium, transnational agencies have drawn education from the realm of politics into a global market place by advocating strategies such as efficiency, competition, decentralisation, governing…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Efficiency
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Garthus-Niegel, Kristian; Oppedal, Brit; Vike, Halvard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Education has continuously been regarded as a vital tool in Norwegian policymakers' immigrant integration agendas. This study analyzes semantic structures substantiating the policy language of historical Norwegian immigrant education policies from their inception in 1973 until today (2013). The analysis is framed by Kronenfeld's linguistic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Social Systems, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Prøitz, Tine Sophie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Learning outcomes can be considered to be a key concept in a changing education policy landscape, enhancing aspects such as benchmarking and competition. Issues relating to concepts of performance have a long history of debate within the field of education. Today, the concept of learning outcomes has become central in education policy development,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Budgets
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Krumsvik, Rune Johan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This position paper focuses on how the new national curriculum for school and the new general plan for teacher education in Norway change the underlying premises for teaching and learning in today's teacher education. This has become particularly pressing as a result of the new educational reform "Knowledge Promotion" in schools, whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competencies
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Baeck, Unn-Doris Karlsen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Sociology of education in Norway has traditionally been preoccupied with the classic problems related to education and the reproduction of social inequality. As the general social scientific and political focus on inequality decreased, the sociology of education also became less visible. At the same time, the sociology of youth evolved, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Sociology, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Opheim, V. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
In 2002 the student finance system in Norway went through a major restructuring. The changes included an increase in student support and an introduction of progression-dependent grants. Using two student welfare surveys conducted in 1998 and 2005, the paper analyses the effect of the changes on the students. The analysis compares the risk of study…
Descriptors: Incentives, Student Welfare, Social Differences, Loan Repayment
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Haugen, Cecilie Ronning – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
Nationally and internationally equity in education has become a key goal. In Norway, a White Paper has been tabled to address how equity can be improved through education. In this paper the pedagogic and knowledge orientation of the initiatives are analyzed and discussed in relation to two models of equity: "equity through equality" and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Cultural Pluralism
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Hansen, Hanne Foss – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Current educational evaluation is institutionalized as an element in national educational policy in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. This article analyses how higher education and primary and lower secondary education have adopted and institutionalized educational evaluation. The analysis shows similarities and differences in organizing and practicing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment, Educational Research
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Carlgren, Ingrid; Klette, Kirsti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This article deals with the question of how the restructuring of educational systems in Nordic countries affects teachers' working conditions. It is based on results from the project "Restructuring in Education: Reform policy and teacher professionalism in different Nordic contexts" in which the construction of the "New…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience
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Telhaug, Alfred Oftedal; Medias, Odd Asbjorn; Aasen, Petter – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2006
This article describes, analyses and discusses the development of the Nordic school model in three phases of the post-war period, viewed in the light of the development of the political system throughout the period and in comparison with the development of the school system in the western world in this period. The "classical period" from…
Descriptors: Models, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, General Education
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Broadhead, Pat – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2002
Studied the development of the new Norwegian curriculum and the formulation of the subject syllabuses within broader related principles. Data from several sources, including interviews with educators and policy makers, show the tensions, conflicts, and achievements of the formation of the curriculum policy. Considers some implications for…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Policy
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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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