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Chinn, Pauline W. U. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
Maria Andree focuses on an immigrant student whose error in a laboratory activity leads to a novel, colorful outcome that she excitedly shares with peers. After engaging in class activities for a few weeks she returns to her earlier dislike of science, saying: "I hate science, particularly Chemistry." The classroom activity system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Class Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Learning Theories
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Grek, Sotiria – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
This paper suggests that the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) education policy work of the last 20 years has achieved a paradigmatic shift in the thinking and framing of education; however, this process was not exclusively based and dependent upon the cold rationality of numbers. Crucially, as the article will show, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, International Organizations, Educational Policy
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Andersson, Kristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Marie Ståhl and Anita Hussénius have defined what discourses dominate national tests in chemistry for Grade 9 in Sweden by using feminist, critical didactic perspectives. This response seeks to expand the results in Ståhl and Hussénius's article "Chemistry inside an epistemological community box!--Discursive exclusions and inclusions in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Gender Differences, Science Instruction, National Competency Tests
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Schlosser, Kolson; White, George; Leib, Jonathan; Dalby, Simon; Algeo, Katie; Jansson, David; Zimmerman, Jackson – Journal of Geography, 2011
This set of essays is based on a panel session convened at the 2009 meeting of the Association of American Geographers, which sought to explore the many challenges and pitfalls involved with teaching nationalism as a topic in geography classrooms. The authors offer different but complementary insights into the practical difficulties and potential…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Critical Theory, Nationalism, Geography
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Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm; Georgii-Hemming, Eva – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2012
This chapter takes into account and discusses innovative learning in the 21st digital and communicative century based on life-world-phenomenology and Hannah Arendt's view of democracy. From this point of view, the authors address and discuss how democratic practices can offer innovative musical learning in relation to what is taking place in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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Macbeath, John – Educational Review, 2006
The term "pupil voice" has, in recent years, become part of a wider discourse but tends to refer to a limited conception of young people "having a say" within the bounds of school convention. This article is about what Henry Giroux terms "border crossings," in which voice develops through a physical and intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Cross Cultural Studies, Interviews
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Bohlin, Henrik – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
One of the most fundamental questions that can be asked about education is what it is for. Why do we need education? Which are its most fundamental purposes? The most obvious and generally accepted answer is that education aims at providing students with knowledge and skills which match the demands of employers, thus enabling students to find jobs…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Payne, Phillip G. – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This response article written from "outside" the Swedish-Danish contexts of this special issue considers how we might highlight and make additional ecocentric meaning of some of the terms most frequently used in this collection. In the first instance my focus is on "meaning" but this is expanded to include other terms such as…
Descriptors: Democracy, Ecology, Climate, Sustainable Development
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Booth, Shirley – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
In this article, the author comments on two highly cited articles and how they link to wider trends in higher education research. The two papers in question, Angela Brew's article from 2003, "Teaching and research: New relationships and their implications for inquiry-based teaching and learning in higher education" and Gerlese Akerlind's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Research, Models
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Wikstrom, Christina – Educational Research, 2009
In this commentary, the author discusses some of the issues she finds interesting from a Swedish perspective, and also makes some comparisons between the systems. The English and Swedish education and assessment systems have some fundamental differences, but also similarities. Some are becoming even more evident after learning about the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kimbell, Richard – Design and Technology Education, 2011
In this article, the author relates his experience in a recent trip to Sweden. He was assigned to supervise a research student who is preparing a very interesting PhD about the role of the many different kinds of knowledge that have relevance to people in technology. His latest tutorial paper included a fascinating account of some examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students
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Paltto, Kirsti – Studies in American Indian Literatures, 2010
Publishing in the Sami languages has always been difficult. The Sami are currently spread across four countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. There are nine different Sami languages, some of them with only a few speakers. The Sami publishing industry is entirely dependent on government funding as it does not have its own funds nor is there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Finno Ugric Languages, Publishing Industry, Financial Support
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Doig, Brian – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
In this paper, I will argue that it is possible to use data from large-scale international and national mathematics assessment programmes, whose attention is on summative achievement, to provide formative information that informs teachers about the effects of their classroom practice. However, to have impact on, and be useful for, classroom…
Descriptors: Measurement, Mathematics Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
McCallion, Alison – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2009
In this article, the author describes how to bring Paulo Freire (or his ideas) into a learning group that visits the Botanic Gardens as part of a horticultural course and how her experiences at an art exhibition on two different occasions (both in Ireland and Sweden) impacted on her work as a teacher. As a result of working with students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Horticulture, Educational Practices, Reflection
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Fejes, Andreas – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
This article focuses on the idea of the educable adult subject in Sweden and the ways this idea has re-emerged in different practices during the twentieth century. It's a policy analysis where official documents from the twentieth century and early twenty-first century concerned with adult education in Sweden are analysed based on the Foucauldian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, Policy Analysis, Lifelong Learning
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