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Luukka, Emilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Although the number of studies on literature in language education has increased in the past two decades, the subject is still in need of empirical research. This case study examines literary texts, their selection, frequency, and functions in Finnish general upper-secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education. The data was collected…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aydin, Utkun; Özgeldi, Meriç – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this mixed methods study was to investigate the difficulties prospective elementary mathematics teachers have in solving the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 released items. A mathematics test consisting of 26 PISA items was administered, followed by interviews. Multiple data were utilized to provide rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Lindfors, Maria; Winberg, Mikael; Bodin, Madelen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research on how epistemic beliefs influence students' learning in different contexts is ambiguous. Given this, we have examined the relationships between students' scientific epistemic beliefs, their problem solving, and solutions in a constructionist computer-simulation in classical mechanics. The problem-solving process and performance of 19…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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Xu, Lihua – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The relationship between teaching and learning is a most central issue in education research, but it is yet to be fully understood. Variation Theory provides an explanatory account for teaching and learning and offers a specific view on what it means to learn: to discriminate and to discern critical aspects of the object of learning. This paper…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Correlation, Case Studies
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Solem, Marit Skarbø; Skovholt, Karianne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines teacher formulations in teacher-fronted whole class interactions. Using conversation analysis (CA), we have analysed topic talk between teachers and students (12-16 years old) in Norwegian classrooms. We have identified three sub-groups of teacher formulations-transforming, challenging, and summarising formulations. We show…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Hoff, Hild Elisabeth – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The work presented here is a qualitative study of socio-cultural approaches to literary texts in a selection of upper secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms in Norway. The article explores opportunities and challenges related to the fostering of competent "intercultural readers" in foreign language (FL) educational…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Lind, Tommy – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Governmental reforms since the early 1990s have acted as a push factor for starting new schools in Sweden and have created options for pupils to choose a school irrespective of municipal borders. This study highlights the upper secondary school system in small municipalities in northern Sweden since the late 1990s. The analysis shows that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Organization, Municipalities
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Gisslevik, Emmalee; Wernersson, Inga; Larsson, Christel – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to explore conditioning factors influencing learning opportunities in food-related education taught from a perspective of sustainable development. Over the course of the eighth-grade school year, data were derived from field studies of two classes taught in Home and Consumer Studies with an exploratory case-study design.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Consumer Science, Food, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Hultin, H.; Eichas, K.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Dimitrova, R.; Karlberg, M.; Galanti, M.R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Previous studies indicate that school climate is important for student health and academic achievement. This study concerns the validity and reliability of the student edition a Swedish instrument for measuring pedagogical and social school climate (PESOC). Data were collected from 5,745 students at 97 Swedish secondary schools. Multilevel…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Test Validity
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McIntosh, James – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines whether the way that PISA models item outcomes in mathematics affects the validity of its country rankings. As an alternative to PISA methodology a two-parameter model is applied to PISA mathematics item data from Canada and Finland for the year 2012. In the estimation procedure item difficulty and dispersion parameters are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Stenseth, Tonje; Strømsø, Helge I. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
When navigating through the vast amount of information that we encounter in our everyday lives, we constantly make decisions concerning what information to read more closely and what information to disregard. Consideration of the relevance and trustworthiness of information sources facilitates those decisions. In the present study, we interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Critical Reading, Information Sources
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Sivenbring, Jennie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present article is concerned with how Swedish students in the last year of comprehensive school make sense and use of educational assessments of their school performance. Based on interviews with 28 students in Year 9, "talk about assessments" is analysed using a discourse analytical approach inspired by Michel Foucault's theories.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes
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Lerang, Maren Stahl; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K.; Havik, Trude – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aimed to investigate students' perceptions of classroom interaction and goal orientation in association with academic achievement, school non-attendance, and disobedience among students in lower-secondary schools. The sample contained 1975 students from grades 8-10 (age 14-16) in 11 Norwegian lower-secondary schools. The results…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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