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Thornberg, Robert – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2014
The aim of this study, conducted in Sweden, was to investigate the cultural barriers between school personnel (teachers and principals) and nonschool personnel (a resource team), who were external to the school system, regarding consultation about challenging or difficult-to-teach students. Focus groups with teachers, principals, and the resource…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultants, Barriers, Elementary School Teachers
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Thornberg, Robert – Urban Education, 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate multiprofessional collaboration as well as collaboration between professionals and challenging students and their parents in which the focus for these collaborations was on handling the challenging students' academic and social behavior. A grounded theory study of collaboration between a prereferral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Social Behavior, Focus Groups
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Thornberg, Robert – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
The aim of the present study is to investigate schoolchildren's social representations on the causes of bullying. Individual qualitative interviews were conducted with 56 schoolchildren recruited from five elementary schools in Sweden. Mixed methods (grounded theory as well as descriptive statistic methods) were used to analyze data. According to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Bullying, Social Cognition, Foreign Countries
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Thornberg, Robert – Elementary School Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate and generate a grounded theory on how and why students behave as they do in school situations in which they witness another student in distress. Fieldwork and interviews were conducted in 2 Swedish elementary schools and guided by a grounded theory approach. The study resulted in a grounded theory of…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Student Attitudes, Moral Issues, Moral Values
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Thornberg, Robert – Research in Education, 2008
This article reports an overview of the findings from an ethnographic research project conducted in two Swedish primary schools with the aim of exploring values education that takes place in day-to-day interactions of teachers and students. Teachers' main concern in their practice of values education is to attempt to teach students to be nice and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Ethnography, Values Education, Student Behavior
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Thornberg, Robert – Children & Society, 2008
Socialisation theories have traditionally focused on how children are socialised in a rather unidirectional manner, according to a transmission model. However, more recent research and theories show that children are not just passive recipients, but active agents in their socialisation process. At the same time, children are subordinated to adult…
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Student Attitudes