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Korp, Helena; Sjöberg, Lena; Thorsen, Cecilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Swedish compulsory school, individual development plans (IDPs) are mandatory for all students up to 6th grade. The purpose is to summarize and facilitate pupils' learning and tune instruction to national standards. In this study, 233 IDPs drawn up for 5th grade pupils were analyzed with focus on qualities that have been found to impact…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Samuelsson, Johan – Education 3-13, 2019
The development a standard-based curriculum in History can be related to the school reforms where 'performance' are crucial principles. The aim is to analyse pupils' perspectives on the relation between their views on historical knowledge and the national test in History and grading. When the pupils in this study -- directly after taking a…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Lind, Johan; Pelger, Susanne; Jakobsson, Anders – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Technology is a compulsory subject at Swedish elementary schools and, according to the syllabus, helps students develop their ability to examine different technological solutions and reason how these solutions affect society, environment, and humans. An important challenge for educational research is to analyse and understand the consequences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Information Technology, Technological Literacy
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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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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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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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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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Melander Bowden, Helen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This article explores children's development of problem-solving practices through multimodal engagements in digital activities. The study is based on analyses of a video recorded peer group activity in which two children, within the context of a project on computational thinking using the software "Scratch," collaboratively work to solve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Problem Solving
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Hammarsten, Maria; Askerlund, Per; Almers, Ellen; Avery, Helen; Samuelsson, Tobias – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Today, cities become more dense, green spaces disappear and children spend less time outdoors. Research suggests that these conditions create health problems and lack of ecological literacy. To reverse such trends, localities are creating urban green spaces for children to visit during school time. Drawing on ideas in ecological literacy, this…
Descriptors: Ecology, Literacy, Outdoor Education, Gardening
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Hermansson, Carina; Jonsson, Bert; Levlin, Maria; Lindhé, Anna; Lundgren, Berit; Norlund Shaswar, Annika – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This quasi-experimental intervention study examines the effect of genre-based instructional practices on 90 primary students' narrative writing achievements and is a result of six teachers' action to meet the educational goals of the Swedish national curriculum. Specifically, the authors examine the effects of Joint Construction, the phase in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literary Genres
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Myrberg, Eva; Johansson, Stefan; Rosén, Monica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between teacher specialization and the reading achievement of fourth-grade students in Sweden. The empirical base is data from PIRLS 2011. The main method of analysis is a two-level regression. Results revealed a positive relationship between reading achievement and teacher education relevant for subject…
Descriptors: Correlation, Specialization, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience
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Johansson, Stefan; Myrberg, Eva – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
At an international level, teachers' work is increasingly circumscribed and regulated. Notions of accountability have shifted from primarily inputs to primary outcomes, and investment in strengthening teacher performance evaluation has expanded. At the same time, investment in enhancing the quality of teacher education programs is contested in…
Descriptors: Specialization, Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Reading Achievement
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Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Jeronen, Eila; Eloranta, Varpu; Pakula, Heini-Marja – Education Sciences, 2019
Children explore their environment through experiences and each experience is meaningful in developing their environmental consciousness and identity. On the basis of the drawn landscape experiences, the present qualitative study set out to find out what landscapes the participating students deemed worth conserving. The data consisted of the…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Freehand Drawing, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Forsman, Hilma – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The book-gifting programme, the Letterbox Club, was developed as a response to the increased interest in ways of improving the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care. By reporting quantitative and qualitative findings from a Swedish trial, and compiling findings from previous British evaluations, the purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Foreign Countries, Books, At Risk Students
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Hong, Jun Sung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The aim of the current study was to longitudinally investigate the bi-directional relationship between moral disengagement and bullying perpetration in a sample of 1,354 students from 108 elementary classes in 69 public schools. Students participated in the study both at Time 1 (fourth grade) and around one year later at Time 2 (fifth grade).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Bullying, Elementary School Students
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