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ERIC Number: EJ842079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Centralized Decentralization or Decentralized Centralization? A Review of Newer Norwegian Research on Schools and Their Communities
Kvalsund, Rune
International Journal of Educational Research, v48 n2 p89-99 2009
In this paper, Norwegian research on the relationship between the school and the local community during the past 30 years is reviewed. The Norwegian context of schooling is briefly described, pointing out the rural-urban conflict. The review is organized into two phases: research in the expansive and contractive phases of the Norwegian welfare state. Substantial research results are summarised. The challenge is how to raise the quality of research on the relationship between the school and the community. Themes discussed are the role of research--legitimizing or critical--based on an independent database of research knowledge, research designs and the dimension of time, research questions and choice of conceptual perspectives, local agency and children's voice in research and the importance of comparative research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway