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Elofsson, Jessica; Englund Bohm, Anna; Jeppsson, Catarina; Samuelsson, Joakim – Education 3-13, 2018
In order to give all children equal opportunities in school, methods to prevent early differences are needed. The overall aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two structured teaching methods: Math in Action, characterised by physical activity and music, and common numerical activities. Children (28 girls, 25 boys) were…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Preschool Education, Physical Activities, Music Activities
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Hallström, Jonas; Elvstrand, Helene; Hellberg, Kristina – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2015
In the new Swedish curriculum for the preschool (2010) technology education is emphasized as one of the most significant pedagogical areas to work with. The aim of this article is to investigate how girls and boys explore and learn technology as well as how their teachers frame this in free play in two Swedish preschools. The study is inspired by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Hjörne, Eva – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Access to public education that provides equal opportunities for all is a democratic right for every person living in Sweden. In addition, every child should as far as possible be included in the mainstream school. An official story that is taken for granted in Sweden is that an extremely low proportion of children are in need of special support,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Brodin, Jane – Improving Schools, 2010
Opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in school on equal conditions as others are often stressed, while reality shows that many children with disabilities are still segregated. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been highlighted as a tool for communication and inclusion for children with disabilities but from…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Assistive Technology, Special Needs Students
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Westling Allodi, Mara – European Journal of Education, 2007
Education is stated as a basic right, but school attendance can become a burden for pupils experiencing school failure or difficulties. The aim of this article is to reflect about general and specific factors of the Swedish educational system and to identify facilitators and obstacles to the possibility to offer equal opportunities to all pupils.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
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Erixon Arreman, Inger; Dovemark, Marianne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Under a recent national curriculum reform in Sweden within a highly decentralised, competitive, and marketised education system, access to post-16 education is restricted. In this study, we map and analyse the early onset of new preparatory programmes. We draw on interviews with local politicians and school staff in six different municipalities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Interviews, School Statistics
Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – Online Submission, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Employment Potential
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Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Employment Potential
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Jeppsson, Cecilia; Lindgren, Monica – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article explores the social stratification of the Swedish Community School of Music and Arts, which offers voluntary extra-curricular arts education to children in Sweden, and children's experiences of attending the school. A survey was executed where sixth-graders in Sweden were asked about their experiences of the school and about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Extracurricular Activities, Grade 6
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Cote, Isabelle; Sundstrom, Malena Rosen; Sannerstedt, Anders – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2013
Over the last decades, many liberal democracies have experienced a tension between the education system's expressed requirement to foster citizenship norms and the liberal (sub-)ideal of norm neutrality. This dilemma has been accentuated by, on the one hand, increased ethnical and cultural diversity and, on the other hand, liberalization of…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Citizenship Education
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Wilhsson, Marie; Svedberg, Petra; Högdin, Sara; Nygren, Jens M. – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
Stress among adolescents in Western societies is becoming an issue of increasing concern of adolescent's health. The aim of this study was to gain greater knowledge about how girls and boys perceive and cope with school-related stress. Participants were 14- to 15-year-old adolescents from a medium-sized municipality in southern Sweden. The data…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Stress Management, Focus Groups
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Varjo, Janne; Lundström, Ulf; Kalalahti, Mira – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
As one of the key elements of the Nordic welfare model, education systems are based on the idea of providing equal educational opportunities, regardless of gender, social class and geographic origin. Since the 1990s, Nordic welfare states have undergone a gradual but wide-ranging transformation towards a more market-based mode of public service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, School Choice, Equal Education
Jackson, Sonia; Cameron, Claire – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
Across Europe young people in public care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. This book provides a comprehensive account of why this shocking discrepancy exists and outlines ways to address the imbalance. Drawing extensively on new original research, the book examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Sellerberg, Ann-Mari – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
The article draws on the reports by 12 guest professors--all women--who participated in an EU-financed pedagogical project within a Swedish university's postgraduate studies course, the purpose of which was to address equal opportunities in academia. It has been established that women with doctoral degrees are not being absorbed into the research…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Females, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty
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Sataøen, Hogne Lerøy – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015
Branding has become an important issue within higher education. The use of core value statements and visions are expressions of this. To be a successful brand, organisations must also make sure they are different from others. However, in both the scholarly discourse and in political rhetoric, the Nordic model highlights equal access to education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Values, Advertising
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