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Neycheva, Mariya; Joensen, Kári – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study evaluates Mankiw, Romer and Weil's augmented neoclassical growth model with human capital for Iceland. Moreover, we differentiate between the impact of upper-secondary and tertiary education. Both unrestricted and restricted regressions show that human capital stimulates real GDP per capita changes. The value of the elasticity of output…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Human Capital, Foreign Countries
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Wittek, Anne Line – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This article addresses writing in higher education with the primary aim of conceptualizing writing as a mediational tool. The conceptual framework consists of three concepts: "learning trajectories," "mediation," and "recontextualization." The article describes how writing can work as a mediational tool and suggests…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Higher Education
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Hanssen, Thor-Erik Sandberg; Mathisen, Terje Andreas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
High school graduates in rural counties often move to urban areas to study at higher education institutions (HEIs). Because graduates from HEIs often settle in regions in which they graduate, the result is a permanent out-migration of young talent from rural areas. This study adds to the body of literature on student choice by addressing measures…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, High School Graduates
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Sataøen, Hogne Lerøy – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Higher education institutions (HEIs) in Norway have been subjected to several reforms in recent decades. There are transformed relationships between institutions and their environment, and higher educations' third mission is emphasized. To improve our understanding of HEIs' third mission, this paper employs boundary object theory, enabling us to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Institutional Mission, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education
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Helland, Håvard; Heggen, Kåre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This paper examines geographical differences in choice of field in higher education. Formerly, educational attainment differed considerably between rural areas and urban centres. Today these differences are pretty much offset. "What kind" of education students from different geographical areas pursue is however less well known. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Choice, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions
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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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Andersson, C.; Antelius, J.; Månsson, J.; Sund, K. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study investigates technical efficiency and productivity for Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs). One identified problem in previous research concerns adjusting efficiency scores for input quality. This problem is avoided using grades from upper-secondary schools. A second problem concerns heterogeneity with respect to subjects and…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Productivity, Higher Education, Statistical Analysis
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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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Valadas, Sandra T.; Almeida, Leandro S.; Araújo, Alexandra M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Students' personal predictors of academic success are particularly relevant for first-year college students, given the specific challenges that these students face when entering higher education (HE). Academic success in HE has been related to multiple factors, including the students' approaches to learning (SAL), satisfaction (linked to…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries
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Angervall, Petra; Gustafsson, Jan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In the context of higher education in Sweden, we see how major policy change is forming the field of Education Sciences. This change has promoted an increased focus on competitiveness, while reducing inefficiencies in mass-education. It has given legitimacy to specific recruitment strategies and career paths, but can also explain what determines…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, College Science, Higher Education
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Nissilä, Pia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The high value accorded to the research-based development of education in higher education communities means that researchers in the field have an important role in determining the foci of such efforts. However, it is important to ask whether higher education research is providing answers that satisfy practical educational needs. In this study,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Role
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Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup; Ulriksen, Lars M.; Madsen, Lene Møller – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This paper presents the first results from a longitudinal qualitative study following 38 Danish students' choice of higher education. By using a narrative psychological framework it is shown how the choice of higher education is embedded in various dilemmas, making it difficult for the students to make meaningful choices. They believe the choice…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Lehre, Anne-Catherine; Hansen, Arvid; Lehre, Knut Petter; Laake, Petter – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
In 2003, the Norwegian higher educational system was reformed. The reform, known as the 2003 Quality Reform, introduced changes in the teaching model and student assessment. The authors wished to study how these changes affected male and female students. Therefore, they addressed student learning outcomes, measured through examination results,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Gender Differences, Educational Change
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Lairio, Marjatta; Puukari, Sauli; Kouvo, Anne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The study examines how students see their time at university as part of life and identity construction. The research data are based on a questionnaire administered to Finnish-speaking undergraduates at the University of Jyvaskyla on the topic "How do you see your time as a student from the perspective of life construction?" A total of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Prix, Irene – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Within most educational systems, men and women tend to specialize in different fields of study. Comparing Austria and Finland, this article traces the extent and patterns of gender segregation within different educational levels between 1981 and 2005. Relying on official enrollment figures, a logarithmic index is used to measure overall and…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Gender Differences
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