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Nordin, Andreas; Sundberg, Daniel – Comparative Education, 2021
Competence-based approaches (CBAs) in education have become an internationally important educational policy concept in recent decades. However, a substantial body of research has suggested that in order to understand and explain the evolution of CBAs, there is a need to analyse curriculum-making as a complex and multi-layered practice. To…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Berggren, Caroline; Olofsson, Anders – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
European Union policies emphasise the importance of entrepreneurship and self-employment to maintain economic growth, a solution influenced by the USA and research from schools of business. There are expectations of higher education graduates that they are innovative, will start businesses and will employ others. However, transferring a solution…
Descriptors: Self Employment, Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses, Gender Differences
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McIntyre, Joanna; Neuhaus, Sinikka; Blennow, Katarina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Within the current global refugee crisis this paper emphasises the fundamental role of education in facilitating the integration of young new arrivals. It argues that a humanitarian problem of such scale requires a commensurate humanitarian response in the form of socially-just educational policies and practices in resettlement contexts within…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Role of Education, Humanism
Karlsson, Susanna; Karlsson, Tom S. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This article examines Language Policy documents within higher education institutions in Sweden. Its main focus is on how national language policies and policies for internationalization of the higher education are reinterpreted as local language policy. The analysis of ideologies surrounding the prescribed language(s) in meetings of decision…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Swedish
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Tanner, Marie; Pérez Prieto, Héctor – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The aim is to analyse how policy decisions about assessment practices influence what it means to be a student in a performative system. We examine an occasion where a previously mandatory national test became optional, and how students took the opportunity to try to change the school's decision about this. The study is based on student group…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Performance Based Assessment, Neoliberalism
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Ruschkowski, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Youth recreation centres have been a key institution in providing young people with meaningful activity after school, going back to the mid-twentieth century in Sweden. These centres have been the focus of research, but very few studies have paid attention to the youth recreation leader, the person working in these centres. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Youth Leaders, Reflection, Foreign Countries, Folk Schools
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Iosava, Lela; Roxå, Torgny – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
The policy making in internationalisation of higher education is shaped at the national level, and influenced by regional policy debates and globalisation trends, but it tends to obscure the perspectives of academics. Much of what has been written in the scholarly literature in this area has focused on institutional strategies and national…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Helgøy, Ingrid; Homme, Anne; Lundahl, Lisbeth; Rönnberg, Linda – Comparative Education, 2019
Low completion rate in upper secondary education is seen as a big problem in the Nordic countries. School failure has shown to dramatically increase the risks for unemployment and labour market exclusion with severe consequences for both society and the young person. This paper analyses national policy measures to combat low upper secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Welfare Services, Secondary School Students, Academic Persistence
Kotzmann, Jane – Oxford University Press, 2018
A human right to higher education was included in the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which came into force in 1976. Yet the world has changed significantly since the ICESCR was drafted. State legislation and policies have generally followed a neoliberal trajectory, shifting the perception of higher…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, State Policy
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Persson, Bo – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
In the past decade, the number of EU policy activities in research and higher education has increased greatly. The governance processes in these areas are increasingly characterized as multilayered, involving actors with a variety of roles, functions and loyalties. This article focuses on the forces shaping the policy positions and strategies of…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries
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Tveit, Sverre – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
This article promulgates a conceptual framework for researching various roles of educational assessment emphasised in governments' assessment policies as a basis for comparing policy-making related to national testing in primary and lower secondary education in Norway and Sweden from 2000-2017. The study analyses policy documents and expert…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Interviews, Public Officials, National Competency Tests
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Tveit, Sverre; Lundahl, Christian – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
Identifying three "modes of policy legitimation" in education, illustrated by shifts in Swedish educational assessment and grading policies over the past decades, the paper demonstrates significant trends with regard to national governments' policymaking and borrowing. We observe a shift away from "collaboracy" -- defined as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Information Utilization
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Lundin, Mattias; Torpsten, Ann-Christin – European Journal of Education, 2018
In Sweden, the anti-discrimination initiatives and the efforts against degrading treatment are promoted by two laws indicating self-regulatory and transparent actions toward preventing both. To be successful, it is important that everybody involved in the work has the same understanding of the task and that everybody understands written…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Social Discrimination, Foreign Countries
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Breyer, Lisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
According to globalisation theories, the importance of international organisations such as UNESCO and EU regarding processes of policy-making is increasing and it is no longer the nation state alone that is regulating policy. Focusing on equity and social justice as central topics of the global discourse, the article raises the question of how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Vera-Toscano, Esperanza; Rodrigues, Margarida; Costa, Patricia – European Journal of Education, 2017
Empirical evidence suggests that educational attainment nurtures people's social outcomes and promotes active participation in society and stability. However, it is unclear to what extent other types of human capital also correlate with social outcomes. Hence, we explored the opportunity offered by the PIAAC survey through its provision of…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Lifelong Learning, Correlation, Outcomes of Education
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