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Segerholm, Christina; Hult, Agneta – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Throughout Europe, school inspection has become a visible means of governing education. This education and inspection policy is mediated, brokered, interpreted, and learned through networked activities where the global/European meet the national/local, giving national and local "uptake" a variety of characteristics. We explore the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Case Studies, Observation
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Sahlin, Johannes S.; Tsertsidis, Antony; Islam, M. Sirajul – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
During recent years, many schools have started to implement information and communication technologies (ICTs)-based learning devices (such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and active boards) in the classroom settings in order to increase learning outcomes. The aim of this study is to find which activities and outcomes are evident in the usages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Ferm Almqvist, Cecilia; Christophersen, Catharina – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Previous studies indicate that ideas related to special education could influence the way arts education is performed and motivated in schools. Further investigation is therefore required in order to raise awareness of how perspectives on inclusion can serve as a starting point for arts education, and vice versa. This article takes it starting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Art Education, Elementary Schools
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Wennergren, Ann-Christine; Blossing, Ulf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Students represent the majority of the people in a school organisation, but are rarely considered as participants in literature on professional learning communities (PLC). This article explored a PLC with the legitimate participation of students in the classroom. Data was based on interviews with 11 teachers. Community of practice theory provides…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Gidlund, Ulrika; Boström, Lena – International Education Studies, 2017
Including students with emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD) in general education is one of teachers' greatest challenges and make the dilemma of inclusion displays its most difficult side. This article contributes to the understanding of how teachers in Swedish mainstream schools understand the concept of inclusive didactics for students…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Focus Groups
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Eriksson, Inger; Jansson, Anders – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
The issue of this article is to identify and discuss what conditions may be necessary to build into tasks to make it likely for students to be involved in an algebraic Learning Activity inspired by Davydov. Data from a pilot study was used in which a group of students (N = 28) in grade 1 (7-year-olds) were invited to participate in discussions and…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Young Children, Pilot Projects
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Sandberg, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article reports and discusses findings from an ethnographic case study, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of how different children perceive their learning environment in the first grade of primary school, with regard to social as well as academic aspects. The theoretical framework is based on an interactional perspective, where…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Inclusion
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Wedin, Åsa; Wessman, Anneli – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this article, language policy is analysed in relation to multilingual practices in primary school through an understanding of the policy on different levels--as management, perception and practice. The article is based on longitudinal ethnographic action research that was conducted parallel to local school development. Here we draw on material…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Second Language Learning, Power Structure
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Dávila, Liv T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
The field of heritage language (HL) education is a rapidly growing area of educational linguistics research and pedagogy. While considerable research has looked at identity in relation to HL learning in adolescents and adults, this article focuses on the identities and language attitudes of young HL learners of Arabic and Somali at an elementary…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Language Usage
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Silfver, Eva; Sjöberg, Gunnar; Bagger, Anette – Ethnography and Education, 2016
This article draws on data from a bigger project where we explore what is taking place in the daily life of classrooms during the national testing period in mathematics for 9-10-year-old children in Sweden. Data were produced by observations, video-recordings and interviews with children. The article shows on a micro level how assessment trends,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Testing, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Education
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Liljenberg, Mette – School Leadership & Management, 2016
As the limitations of individual leadership have become evident, distributed leadership has attracted increased interest. Since the early 1980s, school principals in Sweden have distributed responsibility for improving pedagogical practices to teacher leaders, and the legal scope for such delegation has further expanded since 2010. Nevertheless,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Teacher Leadership
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Ehrlin, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Music activities can have a positive impact on pupils' schooling. It is therefore interesting to obtain more knowledge about pupils' perceptions of different kinds of music activities in school and how these activities affect their schooling. The study was conducted in Sweden at a municipal elementary school where pupils are offered choral lessons…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Singing, Student Attitudes
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Palmér, Hanna – Teacher Development, 2016
The results presented in this article are taken from a case study of novice primary school mathematics teachers' professional identity development from the perspective of the teachers themselves. The empirical material was collected through self-recordings, observations and interviews. The results show how the professional identity development of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Professional Identity, Faculty Development, Case Studies
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Öqvist, Anna; Malmström, Malin – School Leadership & Management, 2016
Teachers' leadership plays a critical and central role in students' educational motivations. This indicates that, in the school context, a teacher's leadership can have both positive and negative impacts on students' educational motivation and performance. This article explores these assumptions, building on the path-goal theory, more specifically…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ahlquist, Sharon – Education 3-13, 2015
In the Storyline approach, a fictive world is created in the classroom, with learners working in small groups, taking on the role of characters in a story. The story develops as they work on a range of tasks which integrate the practical and theoretical content of the curriculum. This article reports on a study based on the syllabus for English,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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