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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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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Westergård, Elsa; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K.; Rafaelsen, Frank – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Observations seem particularly susceptible to rater error due to the level of subjectivity involved in assessment. Thus, the present paper aims to investigate: (1) inter-rater agreement (IRA) using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System -- Secondary version (CLASS-S) and (2) the CLASS-S factor structure in a Norwegian context. Inter-rater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Secondary School Students
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Thiel, Oliver; Jenßen, Lars – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines the stability of Norwegian prospective preschool teachers' enjoyment of mathematics and their mathematics-related self-efficacy before, during, and after a teacher-education examination. In addition, the stability of the two constructs across countries was examined through a comparison with Germany. The data revealed partial…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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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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Viilo, Marjut; Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita; Hakkarainen, Kai – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This explorative case study longitudinally examines teacher orchestration of an inquiry learning process in a technology-enhanced elementary classroom. A 13-month investigative study on cultural artifacts was conducted on 32 fourth grade students who progressed to the fifth grade during the project. The activities were mediated and documented…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Video Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria; Korppi, Aino; Moate, Josephine; Nyman, Tarja – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Teaching is recognised as an emotional practice. Studies have highlighted the importance of teachers' emotional literacy in the development of pupils' emotional skills, the central position of emotions in teachers' ways of knowing, and in their professional development. This longitudinal study draws on a dialogic understanding of emotion to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Emotional Development
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Hagen, Åste M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the current study is to determine what language activities Norwegian preschool children took part in, and to examine whether these language activities predict children's language comprehension. We tested children (n = 134) with language measures at age 4/5 and age 5/6 and interviewed their teachers (n = 71) about the kinds of language…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development, Language Processing, Learning Activities
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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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Brekke, Idunn; Reisel, Liza – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This article examines the relationship between birthweight, adolescent health (general health and psychological distress) and high school completion in Norway, using survey data linked to longitudinal registry data (n = 5,354). The findings show that the positive association between birthweight and high school completion can be attributed to…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Adolescents, Correlation, Graduation
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Gustafsson, Björn; Katz, Katarina; Österberg, Torun – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In high-income countries, not completing secondary school often entails a high risk of social exclusion. Using data on young adults born in 1985 who grew up in metropolitan Sweden, we study factors associated with not graduating from upper-secondary school at age 21. Our hypothesis is that if a young person sees examples of people who are not able…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, High School Students, Academic Failure
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Ahtola, Annarilla; Björn, Piia Maria; Turunen, Tiina; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Kontoniemi, Marita; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on parents' and teachers' perceptions of practices aimed at easing the transition to formal schooling (e.g., familiarization with the school, discussions about the school entrants). A total of 230 preschool teachers, 131 elementary school teachers, and 2,662 mothers and fathers filled in a questionnaire containing items on how…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Practices, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Niia, Anna; Almqvist, Lena; Brunnberg, Elinor; Granlund, Mats – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This study shows that students, teachers, and parents in Swedish schools ascribe differing meanings and significance to students' participation in school in relation to academic achievement. Students see participation as mainly related to social interaction and not academic achievement, whilst teachers view students' participation as more closely…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Huurre, Taina; Santalahti, Päivi; Kiviruusu, Olli; Solantaus, Tytti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The study investigated whether cuts to school resources made during economic recession contribute to children's psychiatric and economic problems in early adulthood. The cohort consisted of 817 Finnish children. Data was gathered from teachers during a recession (child age 12) and from national registers on children's post-recession use of…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Mental Health, Health Services, Budgets
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