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Frelin, Anneli; Fransson, Göran – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand, from principals' points of view, how a teacher registration reform is enacted by examining the potential changes in the relationships between principals and newly qualified teachers (NQTs). The reform entailed principals performing an aptitude assessment of new teachers in their probationary…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Magnússon, Gunnlaugur; Rytzler, Johannes – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
European higher education has been highly influenced by the Bologna-process, entailing coordination and standardisation from policy to teaching practices. This led to increased demands on university teachers. Courses in university pedagogy are required as part of competence development and have become decisive for employment. Constructive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Jutengren, Göran; Medin, Eva – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors, with Swedish elementary school students (N = 201), 9-12 years old, examined the potential significance to self-perceived academic competence of students' cross-ethnic friendship ties and prosocial behavior to better understand education's minority achievement gap. A crossed-lagged panel model was tested to investigate potential…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Friendship, Prosocial Behavior, Student Diversity
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Göransson, Kerstin; Lindqvist, Gunilla; Klang, Nina; Magnússon, Gunnlaugur; Almqvist, Lena – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Prior research shows that special needs educators (SNEs) have had problems defining their occupational roles and jurisdiction, particularly regarding inclusive education. There are two occupational groups of SNEs in Sweden, namely special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) and special education teachers. In this paper, we use the collective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Professionalism, Governance
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Behtoui, Alireza – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Recent research demonstrates that, along with the family, the peer group and the school environment, extra-curricular activities are important contexts for young people's educational and social development. This article is the result of a survey conducted with a sample of young people in their last year of compulsory school in Sweden and examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, After School Programs, Extracurricular Activities
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Rogers, Alan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper re-examines the position of the Tanzanian Folk Development Colleges, a national network of adult education institutions, at a time when their long-term financial assistance by the Swedish International Development Agency has come to an end and they are being transferred from the Tanzanian Government Ministry of Community Development to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Vocational Education
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Colliander, Helena – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper takes a perspective on professional identity in times of change to explore what societal changes of significance for second language education for adults mean for the teacher's professional identity. It differs, thus, from many other studies on teacher identity, which concentrate on one educational reform. The study, which applies…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Adult Educators, Second Language Instruction, Social Change
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Thunborg, Camilla; Bron, Agnieszka – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
The aim of this article is to examine non-traditional graduates' life transitions before, during, and after higher education (HE) in Sweden. The article builds on a theory called biographical work, which is used for understanding non-traditional graduates' identity formation and transformation. The article is based on the narratives of two…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Nontraditional Students, College Graduates, College Students
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Osbeck, Christina – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article draws on empirical findings from an religious education (RE) test done by 52 pupils in three different classes on two occasions at the beginning and end of the 2011/2012 academic year. The purpose is to examine whether RE knowledge development can be identified generally, whether there are differences between classes, and if so…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Tests, Knowledge Level, Sociocultural Patterns
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Fjelkner, Annika; Hakansson, Andreas; Rosander, Pia – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
What do we need to know about our students to better provide for more equitable outcomes? Who will succeed depends on many factors, and student personality traits constitute one factor that has received less attention in the engagement and teaching literature. The aim of the present study is to add to discussions on teaching in higher education by…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Students, Majors (Students), Preschool Teachers
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Lagerberg, Tove B.; Hellström, August; Lundberg, Erik; Hartelius, Lena – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: Intelligibility is a core concept of speech-language pathology, central both to the assessment of speech disorders and to intervention in such disorders. One purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and usability of a single-word assessment procedure, the Swedish Test of Intelligibility for Children (STI-CH), in a clinical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Skills, Speech Impairments
Lundberg, Adrian – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
This study explores teachers' beliefs about multilingualism and multilingual students in Swedish primary schools. The aim is to support a better-informed discussion about teachers' decision-making in linguistically diverse classrooms in the European nation-state. The use of Q method combines qualitative and quantitative data analyses. Q material…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Reichenberg, Olof – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The purpose of my paper is to describe and explain the probability of staying in temporary work for young people (age 16-27) in Sweden between 1992 and 2011 and its relation to socioeconomic outcomes (low socioeconomic classification and wage). I used panel data from the Swedish Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the longitudinal integration database…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Predictor Variables, Temporary Employment, Wages
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Hörberg, Anna; Lindström, Veronica; Scheja, Max; Conte, Helen; Kalén, Susanne – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore challenging encounters experienced by registered nurses (RN) during their first year in the emergency medical service by using the social learning theory of communities of practice. During the first year in a new professional practice, a new RN experiences a transition during which the new professional identity…
Descriptors: Nurses, Medical Services, Socialization, Communities of Practice
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Dellenborg, L.; Wikström, E.; Andersson Erichsen, A. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
While person-centred care has gained increasing prominence in recent decades as a goal for healthcare systems, mainstream implementation remains tentative and there is a lack of knowledge about how to develop person-centred care in practice. This study therefore aimed to explore what may be required in order for person-centred care programmes to…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Program Implementation, Hospitals, Health Services
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