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Lo, Mun Ling; Chik, Pakey Pui Man – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In this paper, we aim to differentiate the internal and external horizons of "fusion." "Fusion" in the internal horizon relates to the structure and meaning of the object of learning as experienced by the learner. It clarifies the interrelationships among an object's critical features and aspects. It also illuminates the…
Descriptors: Schematic Studies, Correlation, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Inquiry
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Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Caleon, Imelda Santos – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study marries collaborative problem solving and learning study in understanding the onset of a cycle of teacher professional development process within school-based professional learning communities (PLCs). It aimed to explore how a PLC carried out collaborative problem finding--a key process involved in collaborative problem solving--that…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Problem Solving, Meetings, Teacher Collaboration
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Klausen, Trond Beldo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This paper investigates whether social origin has an impact on graduation age among university students. A large number of social background factors are applied on a large data set of 4 successive cohorts of Danish university graduates born 1960-1975. These are cohorts for whom university attendance increased steeply. Contrary to recent findings…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Social Differences, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background
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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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Göransson, Kerstin; Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina; Axdorph, Eva – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Swedish compulsory school for students with intellectual disability (ID) has been criticized for focusing on care and not presenting the students with enough knowledge-related challenges. The purpose of this study is to investigate how a conceptually-based mathematics curriculum can be interpreted and constructed for students with ID. A total of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tønnesson, Johan Laurits; Sivesind, Kirsten – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
National Day, or Constitution Day, in Norway, May 17, is often referred to as Children's Day. On this day, thousands of young Norwegian students march in parades and participate in celebrations in schoolyards and similar meeting places. Some students are selected to give speeches, performed in front of family members, neighbors, classmates, and…
Descriptors: Holidays, Speeches, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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Garvik, Margit; Idsoe, Thormod; Bru, Edvin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The present study aimed to investigate changes in school functioning, including motivation, intentions to quit school and social relations in school, following an early group based CBT intervention implemented for depressed adolescents. The "Adolescent Coping with Depression Course" (ACDC) is such an early group intervention. The primary…
Descriptors: Coping, Depression (Psychology), Student Motivation, Intervention
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Christophersen, Knut A.; Elstad, Eyvind; Turmo, Are; Solhaug, Trond – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on how different educational programmes contribute to student teachers efficacy for classroom management and their abilities to provide learning opportunities and good classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 491 student teachers attending different teacher education programmes in Norway and analysed via structural equation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Garthus-Niegel, Kristian; Oppedal, Brit; Vike, Halvard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Education has continuously been regarded as a vital tool in Norwegian policymakers' immigrant integration agendas. This study analyzes semantic structures substantiating the policy language of historical Norwegian immigrant education policies from their inception in 1973 until today (2013). The analysis is framed by Kronenfeld's linguistic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Social Systems, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Gulliksen, Marte S.; Hjardemaal, Finn R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study is aimed at generating knowledge on how faculty teachers reflect and justify their choice of subject content logic in teacher education, exemplified by a concurrent pre-service Subject Teacher Education in design, art, and crafts. Focus-group interviews generated data. Three topics were discussed: too many choices, different logics, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Interviews, Teacher Educators
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Gamst-Klaussen, Thor; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari P.; Svartdal, Frode; Strømgren, Børge – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales (SSIS-RS) is a multi-informant instrument assessing social skills and problem behavior in children and adolescents. It is a revised version of the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS). A Norwegian translation of the SSRS has been validated, but this has not yet been done for the Norwegian…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Measures (Individuals)
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Rønberg, Louise Flensted; Petersen, Dorthe Klint – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study explores the incidence of poor comprehenders, that is, children identified as having reading comprehension difficulties, despite age-appropriate word reading skills. It supports the findings that some children do show poor reading comprehension, despite age-appropriate word reading, as measured with a phonological coding test. However,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition, Reading Difficulties, Coding
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Svanbjörnsdóttir, Birna María; Macdonald, Allyson; Frímannsson, Gudmundur Heidar – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The focus of the action research reported here is on how leaders and teachers used teamwork in developing a professional learning community in a new compulsory school in Iceland. Collaboration is a critical issue in schools as it can improve practice that supports student achievement. Results from the TALIS 2008 study show that Icelandic teachers…
Descriptors: Action Research, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Teamwork
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Siivonen, Päivi; Komulainen, Katri; Räty, Hannu; Korhonen, Maija; Kasanen, Kati; Rautiainen, Riitta – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Finland has been celebrated as a country where everyone has the possibility to educate themselves and to get ahead in life through education. However, social differences of educability continue to persist and social differences of employability are further construed in the neo-liberal market economy. In this article we will examine 2 adult…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Academic Education, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries
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Trostek, Jonas R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Previous research on how students' acceptance of emotionally charged theories relates to their understanding is based on the measurement of acceptance and understanding as two separate variables. As an alternative, the present study takes a qualitative approach with the aim of exploring what 24 upper-secondary school students accept when they come…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Gender Issues, Emotional Response, Predictor Variables
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