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Caiman, Cecilia; Jakobson, Britt – Science & Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the role of aesthetic practice in elementary school and the consequences for children's meaning-making in science. More specifically, we intended to scrutinise what science learning emerges within the process, to target the consequences of adopting art practice in science class and to explore these two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Aesthetics, Teaching Methods
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Burlingame, Katherine – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The standardization of writing styles and formats and the use of jargon in the social sciences have had considerable consequences on the quality of academic work. Due to the emphasis on method, theory, and empirical rigor, creativity, personal narrative, and storytelling no longer play a large role in academic writing. Addressing the growing…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Geography, Foreign Countries, Writing Strategies
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Oliver, Kevin M.; Cook, Michael P.; Wiseman, Angela – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Two cohorts of teachers participated in a professional development program in summer 2016 and 2017 focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program required teachers to plan and carry out a global project with an international classroom as a means to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Global Approach, International Education
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Nygren, Thomas; Haglund, Jesper; Samuelsson, Christopher Robin; Af Geijerstam, Åsa; Prytz, Johan – Education Inquiry, 2019
Critical thinking is brought to the fore as a central competence in today's society and in school curricula, but what may be emphasised as a general skill may also differ across school subjects. Using a mixed methods approach we identify general formulations regarding critical thinking in the Swedish curriculum of school year nine and seven more…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, National Competency Tests, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Dahlstedt, Magnus; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to analyse the ways in which migration plays out in adult students' narratives about their occupational choice and future, focusing on three individual narratives of adult students with various experiences of migration to Sweden. Drawing on Sara Ahmed's conception of orientation, our results show how the adult students'…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Immigrants, Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries
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Dahlström, Helene – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Along with digital development, new possibilities for communicating have emerged. The younger generation has adopted these new possibilities to a great extent. In order to be able to utilise the opportunities offered by digital tools when writing, access to digital tools is essential. Schools need to develop a writing education that meets…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Writing (Composition), Affordances, Foreign Countries
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Raabe, Isabel J.; Boda, Zsófia; Stadtfeld, Christoph – Sociology of Education, 2019
Individuals' favorite subjects in school can predetermine their educational and occupational careers. If girls develop weaker preferences for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), it can contribute to macrolevel gender inequalities in income and status. Relying on large-scale panel data on adolescents from Sweden (218 classrooms,…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Social Influences, Career Choice, STEM Education
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Jansson, Maria; Carle, Jan; Gunnarsson, Andreas; Ekbrand, Hans – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The study shows how experience changes the way examiners assess students' essays. Using a large number of written assessments, 192 examiners were followed over a period of five years, and the contents of their assessments were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Multilevel regression analysis revealed that, with experience, examiners…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Essays, Longitudinal Studies, Student Attitudes
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Karlsson Sjögren, Åsa; Larsson, Esbjörn; Rimm, Stefan – History of Education, 2019
This article aims to analyse how the emerging Swedish school system in the early nineteenth century can be understood within the context of a gradual break-up of the estate society and its replacement with a class society in which citizenship was an important foundation. This is done through the discussion of the conceptions of citizenship on two…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Social Class
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Ring, M.; Kristén, L.; Klingvall-Arvidsson, B. – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Many understandings about norms and norm criticism are based on imaginations of inclusion and exclusion as if values about right and wrong, and acceptable and non-acceptable behaviors belong to a world of relations that can be separated from embodied and physical things and practices. This preparatory study is based on interviews conducted with…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Inclusion, Children, Disabilities
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Karlsson, Yvonne – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2019
The overall aim of this article is to analyse how a school's special needs unit in Sweden deals with children's agency and category work as they negotiate and categorise the problems that are encountered there. The data derive from an ethnographic study conducted in a Swedish special educational needs unit (SENU) attended by a group of five boys…
Descriptors: Males, Socialization, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Peer Relationship
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Sjöberg, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2011, new teacher education programmes were introduced in Sweden. This policy case study examines the outcome of the reform, focusing on the pedagogic discourses in the examination practise of the primary teacher education programme, but also on the possible effects of dividing teacher education for primary teachers into two specialisations:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Heikkilä, Mia – Education Inquiry, 2019
The focus of this study is to examine seven municipalities that, in different ways, are working to recruit more men to work in preschools. The aim of the study is to identify different ways of working to recruit more men to work in preschools and to effect a change in the gender imbalance among the working staff in preschools. Relational agency is…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Males
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Hedlin, Maria; Åberg, Magnus; Johansson, Caroline – Education Inquiry, 2019
Many countries call for more men to be teachers in early childhood education and care (ECEC). In Sweden, the issue has been discussed since the early 1970s, but despite these discussions there is little Swedish research that examines the notions and expectations associated with male teachers. International research has found that perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Males
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Hirsh, Åsa; Segolsson, Mikael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
The current study reported here is one within a research project aimed at the identification of enabling and constraining factors in a two-year school-development project at a large secondary school in Sweden, where all teaching staff were involved in improving the quality of instruction through collaborative analyses. In this project a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Quality
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