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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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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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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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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
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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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
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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Brodin, Jane – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Learning in Motion (LIM) was a European project involving seven partners in five countries: Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Germany and Greece. The project focused on inclusion and access to outdoor education and was financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Socrates-Grundtvig Programme. The aim of the project was to explore if and…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Outdoor Education, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders
Schutz, Gabriela; West, Martin R.; Wobmann, Ludger – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
School systems aspire to provide equal opportunity for all, irrespective of socio-economic status (SES). Much of the criticism of recent school reforms that introduce accountability, autonomy, and choice emphasizes their potentially negative consequences for equity. This report provides new evidence on how national features of accountability,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Galtry, Judith; Callister, Paul – Journal of Family Issues, 2005
Parental leave is a complex area of public policy. Concerns include health protection for working mothers, equal employment opportunities for women, access to adequate antenatal and birthing care, maternal recovery, optimal nutrition for infants, and gender equality within families. Given this complexity, the design of parental leave schemes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Public Policy, Birth
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Cuesta, Marta; Eklund, Monica; Rydin, Ingegerd; Witt, Ann-Katrin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2016
Students' cultural capital plays a major role in their success in higher education. In Sweden today, many students come from diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds. Knowledge of requirements in academic systems differs widely. Some students feel insecure about how to interpret academic codes, thus weakening these students'…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Communities of Practice, Higher Education
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