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Svensson, Malin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines challenges experienced by teachers of asylum-seeking pupils in Sweden, where the right to education is part of a policy of promoting "normal life" during the asylum process. A theoretical framework contributed a deepened understanding of the teachers' experiences as street-level bureaucrats. Interviews indicated…
Descriptors: Refugees, Public Policy, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Volckmar, Nina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
It has been a key goal to achieve equity in education in Australia and Norway over the last 50 years. This article offers a historical case-oriented comparative analysis of the promotion of equity in education in these 2 countries. While equity in education is primarily understood as students' learning outcomes in national and international tests,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Comparative Education, Case Studies, Educational Practices
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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Blömeke, Sigrid – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim is to describe the development of achievement in compulsory school in the Nordic countries from the 1960s. The study relies on published results concerning literacy and numeracy from the international large-scale assessments between 1964 and 2012. Among others, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) for most countries, a small but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Educational Development, Educational Trends
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Strietholt, Rolf; Scherer, Ronny – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The present paper aims to discuss how data from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) can be utilized and combined, even with other existing data sources, in order to monitor educational outcomes and study the effectiveness of educational systems. We consider different purposes of linking data, namely, extending outcomes measures,…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Group Testing, Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures
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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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Hultén, Magnus; Larsson, Bo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to contribute to an increased understanding of the flipped classroom movement. A total of 7 teachers working in school years 4-9 and who both actively flipped their classrooms and had been early adopters in this movement were interviewed. Two research questions were posed: "What characterizes flipped classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Classroom Techniques, Interviews
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Gerrevall, Per – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Induction programmes including assessments of suitability were introduced in Sweden 2011 and were in use for three years. The purpose of this study is to examine the conditions for and the consequences of giving the induction programme a gatekeeper function to the teaching profession. The empirical basis consists of a web-based survey, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Online Surveys, Teaching (Occupation)
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Chong, Pei Wen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Borrowing the lens of Finnish education policymakers, this article aims at dissecting the Finnish conception of inclusion and its approach in constructing an inclusive "special" education system as set against the wider debates and practices that shed different lights on the meaning and viability of inclusion. The discussion explores the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Lytje, Martin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In the 1980s, Norwegian researchers pioneered efforts towards developing school support for bereaved children. Eighteen years later, a Danish approach was created based on these foundations. This article explores the Danish school bereavement response plans (b-plans) and investigates their ability to support both teachers and bereaved children.…
Descriptors: Grief, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Individual Needs
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Boesen, Jesper; Lithner, Johan; Palm, Torulf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Internationally, education reform has been directed towards describing educational goals that go beyond topic and content descriptions. The idea of mathematical competencies describes such goals. National tests have been seen as one way of communicating these goals and influence teaching. The present study analyses Swedish national tests in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, National Standards, Standardized Tests, Foreign Countries
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Traetteberg, Håkon – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Democratic user control is a hallmark of Scandinavian schools, but also of other services of the Scandinavian welfare states. This article studies variations in parental control and influences in public and non-public schools. In addition, how the use of different governance tools inspired by markets affects user control is analyzed. The empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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Reichenberg, Olof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this article is to identify the mechanisms behind the occurrence of teaching practices of seatwork and recitation across lessons. The study is based on an analysis of 74 video recorded lessons from 4 school classes in Swedish comprehensive schools during 2013. Firstly, the results suggest that teaching practices such as seatwork…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Regression (Statistics), Video Technology
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From, Tuuli; Sahlström, Fritjof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Finland is a bilingual country with 2 national languages, Finnish and Swedish. The Swedish-speaking school institution aims to protect the minority language by maintaining a monolingual school space. In this article, the construction of linguistic and ethnic difference in educational discourse and practice related to the national languages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Swedish, Finno Ugric Languages
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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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