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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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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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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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Johannesson, Ingolfur Asgeir; Lingard, Bob; Mills, Martin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Recognising that there is now a globalised educational discourse about "failing boys" circulating in the privileged nations of the global north, this article provides a comparative perspective on educational policy responses to the "boy turn" in Australia and Iceland. Specificities of the responses to the boy turn in the two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Educational Policy, Males
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Johnson, Lauri; Moller, Jorunn; Jacobson, Stephen L.; Wong, Kam Cheung – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This article provides a cross-national perspective on successful school principalship in three countries derived from an analysis of case studies in the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP). The ISSPP aims to investigate the characteristics, processes and effects of successful school leadership across eight countries (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Meyer, Jan H. F.; Shanahan, Martin P.; Laugksch, Rudiger C. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2007
This study explores variation in postgraduate students' and supervisors' conceptions of research. Based on earlier work, a Conceptions of Research Inventory (CoRI) was trialled on a mixed sample of postgraduate students and supervisors (n = 251). Exploratory factor analyses of resultant data yields a five-dimensional empirical model, the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Models