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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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Nylund, Mattias; Virolainen, Maarit – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article analyses and compares the evolving role of general subjects in the curricula of initial upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) in Finland and Sweden during the 1990s and 2010s. The research illustrates how Bernstein's concept of 'pedagogic code' supports comparative studies on principles guiding changes to curricula…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, General Education
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Lappalainen, Sirpa; Nylund, Mattias; Rosvall, Per-Åke – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Educational equality has been a central tenet framing educational policy in Nordic welfare states and stimulating school reforms in the 1960s and 1970s. However, the conceptualisation of equality has fluctuated, reflecting the changing economic and political climate within which policy statements have been made. In this article, we analyse policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Equal Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan; Rantatalo, Oscar – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Learning through scenario training and live simulation in vocational education is generally regarded as an effective tool for developing professional knowledge. However, previous research has largely overlooked the learning of students in secondary roles in scenario training. The objective of this study is to explore learning for students…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vignettes, Simulation, Police Education
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Jönsson, Julia; Maltestam, Malin; Tops, Anita Bengtsson; Garmy, Pernilla – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
The aim was to describe school nurses' experiences working with students with mental health problems. In this inductive qualitative study, interviews were conducted with 14 school nurses in Sweden. The content analysis revealed three themes: (1) sense of worriedness about working with students with mental health problems, (2) taking care of…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Coping
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2019
This mixed methods study explores instructor motivations for offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) as well as the instructional innovations used to enhance the MOOC design. The researchers surveyed 143 MOOC instructors worldwide and then interviewed 12 of these instructors via Zoom. They also extensively reviewed the MOOCs of the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Motivation, Design, Teacher Surveys
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Rönnqvist, M.; Larsson, H.; Nyberg, G.; Barker, D. – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
There is a substantial body of physical education scholarship focusing on movement learning. The question of how pupils themselves make sense of movement learning has however, largely escaped attention. Answers to such a question would seem to be highly germane if educators are to engage in pupil-centered pedagogies. In light of this absence, the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Motion, Student Centered Learning, Secondary School Students
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Lago, Lina; Elvstrand, Helene – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This article focuses on how pupils' everyday transitions constitute a condition for pupils' activities and relationships, and how pupils understand and give meaning to their everyday transitions between different school settings (school and Leisure Time Centre). To examine this, we made participant observations in three different educational…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Educational Environment, Student Experience, Peer Relationship
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Schenker, Katarina; Linnér, Susanne; Smith, Wayne; Gerdin, Göran; Mordal Moen, Kjersti; Philpot, Rod; Larsson, Lena; Legge, Maureen; Westlie, Knut – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
The paper explores the concept of social justice in Health and Physical Education (HPE) as constituted and addressed across three different countries -- Sweden, Norway and New Zealand -- and how HPE teaching practices for social justice may be understood from regulative, normative and cultural/cognitive perspectives. Although much has been written…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Health Education, Physical Education, Foreign Countries
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Hansson, Lena; Arvidsson, Åsa; Heering, Peter; Pendrill, Ann-Marie – Physics Education, 2019
It has long been argued that nature of science (NOS) is an important part of science teaching. In the literature, many different approaches to NOS have been suggested. This article focuses on a storytelling approach, and builds on data from audio recordings from three middle-school (school year 6) classrooms. The three science classes are run by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Scientific Principles, Story Telling, Science Instruction
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Norberg, Katarina; Gross, Steven Jay – Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, 2019
In the last decade war, social conflicts, and environmental catastrophes in Asia, the Middle East and Africa have contributed to an increased stream of refugees to Europe. Sweden was no exception and the increased number of asylum seekers made heavy demands on municipalities, including school systems. School leaders and teachers in Europe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Student Diversity, Principals
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Sandahl, Johan – Journal of Social Science Education, 2019
Purpose: This article examines high school students' understanding of the welfare state as a political issue and discusses how it can be approached in the classroom. The study was conducted within a social-science educational context and departs from a perspective from which educational goals can be seen as intrinsic (goals closely connected to…
Descriptors: Political Science, Teaching Methods, Social Systems, Welfare Services
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Henry, Alastair – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Digital technologies are increasingly common in language learning. Online media creation provides scope for agency and spaces for identity construction, but empirically grounded conceptualizations of the influences on learners' motivation are lacking and the digital technology--second language motivation interface remains largely unexplored. Using…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ståhle, Ylva; Aspán, Margareta – Journal of Education, 2019
This article explores Swedish students' perspectives on being new to teacher education and what challenges they meet. Nineteen students were interviewed in three focus groups. The analytical framework draws on the theory of situated learning and the concept of enculturation, and the empirical data have been categorized through a thematic content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Novices
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Magnell, Marie; Geschwind, Lars – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The purpose of this article is to challenge the idea of incompatibility between links to research and links to professional practice in engineering education. The concept of 'academic drift' is introduced, both related to drift towards theory and towards research links in the curriculum. Empirical data were collected through a case study conducted…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Foreign Countries
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