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Korp, Helena; Sjöberg, Lena; Thorsen, Cecilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Swedish compulsory school, individual development plans (IDPs) are mandatory for all students up to 6th grade. The purpose is to summarize and facilitate pupils' learning and tune instruction to national standards. In this study, 233 IDPs drawn up for 5th grade pupils were analyzed with focus on qualities that have been found to impact…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Høgheim, Sigve; Reber, Rolf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to examine gender differences in mathematics interest. In a sample of middle school students (N = 366), we examined mathematics interest as a trait (i.e., individual interest) and as a current state (i.e., situational interest) during a learning activity in mathematics. Assessment of perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Middle School Students, Student Interests, Mathematics
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Kikas, Eve – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study examined the longitudinal associations between children's perceptions of parental involvement in math homework (control and support) and their math performance and motivation (task-persistent homework behavior and math self-concept). Children (n = 512) reported their perceptions concerning parental involvement in sixth-grade math…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Foreign Countries
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Lundberg, Erik; Abdelzadeh, Ali – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
School is often ranked highly among social agents that are central to the development of various citizenship values and norms in younger members of society. In this paper, we examined the impact of two dimensions of school climate on changes in social trust among adolescents over time, namely relationships and safety. Using a series of latent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Attitude Change, Trust (Psychology), Adolescents
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Elklit, Ask; Michelsen, Liv; Murphy, Siobhan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The association between child maltreatment (CM) and educational outcomes have been well documented. However, there is a paucity of research that explores the association between different types of maltreatment and other school problems that may affect the educational outcomes of maltreated children. This study examined the association between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Abuse, Correlation, Attention
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Wedman, Jonathan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Gender fairness in testing can be impeded by the presence of differential item functioning (DIF), which potentially causes test bias. In this study, the presence and causes of gender-related DIF were investigated with real data from 800 items answered by 250,000 test takers. DIF was examined using the Mantel-Haenszel and logistic regression…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Entrance Examinations, Test Items, Vocabulary
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Li, Shupin; Hietajärvi, Lauri; Palonen, Tuire; Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Hakkarainen, Kai – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of the study was to assess adolescents' participation in various socio-digital activities by using a self-report questionnaire, a social networking questionnaire, and interviews. The participants (n = 253) were grade 6-9 students from a multicultural lower-secondary school in Finland. Three profiles of socio-digital participation were…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Questionnaires, Friendship, Gender Differences
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Aune, Tore Kristian; Pedersen, Arve Vorland; Ingvaldsen, Rolf Petter; Dalen, Terje – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The relative age effect (RAE) refers to that children born early in their year of birth show higher performance compared to children born late in the same cohort. The present study evaluated whether RAE exists within non-competitive physical education (PE) attainments, change in RAE magnitude with age, and possible gender differences. The results…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers
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Berisha, Anna-Kaisa; Seppänen, Piia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The Finnish comprehensive school system is regularly referred to as a uniform and "no-tracking". In this article, we show with novel urban case data in Finland that school performance differed significantly between schools, most strikingly between school classes, and was connected to the school's selectiveness in pupil admission. A…
Descriptors: Urban Education, School Choice, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Peterson, Helen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This article highlights the multifaceted character of the Swedish higher education sector and investigates senior academic management positions from a gender perspective using theories about an academic prestige economy and academic capitalism. The focus is on an aspect often overseen in research on Swedish academia: the distinction between…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Social Status, Foreign Countries, College Administration
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Quinto Romani, A.; Klausen, T. B. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
It has been claimed that physical activity has a positive effect on not only health but also on school performance. Using data from a randomised school-intervention study, this paper investigates whether different interventions promoting physical activity affect school performance in primary school children. The results indicate that on average,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Academic Achievement, Intervention
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Hatlevik, Ove Edvard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Research indicates that self-efficacy in teaching is a key issue for carrying out good teaching practice. The aim of this paper was to examine the relationship between teachers' self-efficacy in information and communication technologies (ICT), their strategies to evaluate information, their digital competence, and use of ICT at school. A sample…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Information Technology
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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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Carlhed, Carina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of the study was to analyse enrolment patterns, and study efficiency and completion among students in programmes with professional qualifications, using microdata from Statistics Sweden. The programmes were Architecture, Medicine, Nursing, Law, Social work, Psychology, andEngineering (year 2001-2002, n = 15,918). Using the concepts from…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Gender Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Baeck, Unn-Doris K. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In this article the focus is on the relationship between rural location and education outcomes, a field that has not received enough attention either by educational authorities or by educational researchers. Main goals are to argue for an increased focus on rural education and for the need for contextualisation of educational research in general.…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Geographic Location, Rural Education, Academic Achievement
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