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Kang, Jingoo; Hense, Jonathan; Scheersoi, Annette; Keinonen, Tuula – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Gender disparities in STEM fields have been under extensive study, the focus of which has been on future career aspirations. However, the primary phases in gender differences are still ambiguous when examined from this perspective, possibly due to the fact that most of the studies have targeted samples of upper secondary school or college…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Correlation, Science Interests, Foreign Countries
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Luukka, Emilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Although the number of studies on literature in language education has increased in the past two decades, the subject is still in need of empirical research. This case study examines literary texts, their selection, frequency, and functions in Finnish general upper-secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education. The data was collected…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Nikula, Tarja; Moore, Pat – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
After reviewing the concepts of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Translanguaging, this article presents an exploratory study of translanguaging in CLIL contexts. Employing illustrative extracts from a collection of CLIL classroom recordings in Austria, Finland and Spain, we argue that both pedagogic and interpersonal motivations…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Native Language, Classroom Communication, Language Usage
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Tahirsylaj, Armend – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The primary objective of the study was to empirically test theoretical claims made about differences between Didaktik and curriculum traditions concerning teacher autonomy (TA) and teacher responsibility (TR). It tests the hypothesis that TA and TR are higher among Didaktik than curriculum countries. The second objective was to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility, Comparative Education
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Hwang, Jihyun – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
The purpose of this research is to gather empirical evidence for attribution theory (Weiner in J Educ Psychol 71(1):3-25. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0663.71.1.3, 1979) to explain students' feelings of helplessness when learning mathematics. The relationships between mathematics literacy in PISA 2012 and learned helplessness were also observed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Vainio, Seppo; Pajunen, Anneli; Häikiö, Tuomo – First Language, 2019
The current study examined how morpho-semantic processing of derivational morphology develops from later childhood through adolescence to adulthood in Finnish. Finnish is a synthetic language rich both in derivation and inflection. It has been suggested that children gradually acquire the ability to process morphologically complex word structures.…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Finno Ugric Languages, Semantics, Morphemes
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Molin-Karakoc, Linda; Ikola, Minna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Engagement is considered key in measuring student development, offering valuable clues into the adaptation, motivation and participation of students. This article sheds light on the multifaceted construct of engagement and its implications for first-generation migrant adolescents. Participant interviews and observations were conducted to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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Jakonen, Teppo – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The notion of content and language integration has recently become a key topic of inquiry in research on content and language integrated learning and other kinds of bilingual educational programmes. Understanding what integration is and how it happens is of fundamental importance not only for researchers interested in gauging the possibilities and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Secondary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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Ferreira, Juliene Madureira; Soini, Tiina; Kupiainen, Reijo; Salum, Ana Claudia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In the present study, learning in school was studied from the students' perspectives in two different national contexts. The aim was to explore students' learning experiences in school by identifying what are the core elements of learning for secondary school students. We conducted the study with a qualitative approach in which photos taken by the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Helms Jørgensen, Christian; Järvinen, Tero; Lundahl, Lisbeth – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
In recent decades, a range of policy measures to support young people's school-to-work transitions has been initiated across Europe. However, these transition policies have rarely been studied systematically, particularly from a comparative perspective. Thus, the aim of this article is to compare Swedish, Danish and Finnish policies for supporting…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Cross Cultural Studies, Classification, Social Responsibility
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Kurki-Kangas, Leena; Marttunen, Mauri; Fröjd, Sari; Kaltiala-Heino, Riittakerttu – Journal of School Violence, 2019
We analyzed the associations between sexual orientation and subjection to/perpetration of bullying at school, taking into account confounding by psychiatric symptom dimensions and involvement in the other role. Survey data among 25,147 boys and 25,257 girls in comprehensive school, and 33,231 boys and 36,765 girls in upper secondary education in…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Bullying, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Reimer, David – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This article provides an overview of the main sociological approaches applicable to the study and analysis of teaching, teachers and teacher education. Analytical perspectives from sociology are then compared to research on teachers from two other disciplines, education economics and educational psychology, which have produced the lion's share of…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Teacher Education, Economics, Educational Psychology
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Lasanen, Maarit; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study focused on the peer support group activities organized in two northern-Finnish places for children with hearing loss and their experiences of it. This was an ethnographic child research, in which the research participants were 16 (12 girls, 4 boys, aged 7-17 years) northern-Finnish children with hearing loss. The main research data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups
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Marfan, Javiera; Pascual, Javier – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article reports the results of a cross-country educational research project that uses quantitative methods to identify school leadership practices and contextual characteristics that contribute to explain student achievement in Chile, considering international comparisons. The results question previous evidence about a common repertoire of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cross Cultural Studies, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Leadership
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