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Pont, Beatriz; Skalde, Annette; Albiser, Etienne; Fraccola, Sylvain – OECD Publishing, 2013
This policy profile on education in Norway is part of the "Education Policy Outlook" series, which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Building on the OECD's substantial comparative and sectoral knowledge base, the series…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Vesterdal, Knut – Human Rights Education Review, 2019
Human rights education (HRE) has been recognised in international educational discourses as a sustainable practice to develop active citizenship and protect human dignity. However, such education has not been fully explored in a broader political context. In addition to contributing to empowering citizens to resist human rights violations, HRE…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Policy, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education
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Stray, Janicke Heldal; Wood, Bronwyn – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
While a number of studies have established the growing role impact PISA has had on national education policy, much less is known about the global-local recontextualization of policy transfer, and the role of national policy officials. Through interviews with key policy officials in Norway and New Zealand, the study revealed a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Cultural Pluralism
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Lunde, Ida M.; Ottesen, Eli – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
Increasingly, school leaders and teachers are being expected to use digital technologies to collect data to analyze, plan and organize teaching and learning. Such expectations can be traced to a number of policy initiatives over the last decade. This study is concerned with how educational policy puts forward ambitions of digital school leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Computer Uses in Education, Leadership
Sanden, Guro R. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This paper examines the use of the two written Norwegian language standards, Nynorsk and Bokmål, by companies in Norway. By adopting a legal perspective on the language policy of Norway as stipulated by the Language Council of Norway (2005) and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church (2008), the paper investigates how 492 of the largest…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Language Variation, Written Language, Standards
Borgonovi, Francesca; Ferrara, Alessandro; Maghnouj, Soumaya – OECD Publishing, 2018
As is the case in most OECD countries, boys in Norway are more likely to have lower levels of academic achievement and attainment than girls. While this phenomenon is not recent, it has become increasingly pronounced in recent years and, as a result, is attracting considerable attention from policy-makers in many countries. This paper develops…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Alstad, Gunhild Tomter; Sopanen, Pauliina – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
This article investigates the language orientations in education policy documents for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Finland and Norway. Finland, an officially bilingual country, and Norway, a predominantly monolingual country, share similar views on ECEC. However, the ECEC field in both countries has undergone major changes in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Child Care, Cross Cultural Studies
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Bjørnsrud, Halvor; Nilsen, Sven – Curriculum Journal, 2014
The article analyses how the intentions of early provision in Norwegian schools have been expressed in the education policy reforms in Norway from the 1970s to the present day. The first area deals with the intentions that most explicitly cover early provision; prevention, early detection and intervention. The second area of analysis relates to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Intervention
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Hall, Jeffrey Brooks – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
State school inspection creates expectations in the interface between transnational ideas and national policy contexts. This article investigates how inspectors and education directors understand and reformulate their regulatory roles in relation to the new framework for school inspection policy in Norway. Using data from the LEX-EL project,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Inspection, Secondary 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
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Hall, Jeffrey Brooks – Education Inquiry, 2018
State school inspection in Norway has undergone multiple reform initiatives from the state level, a system predominantly aimed at controlling legal compliance of school districts and individual schools. Rather than focusing on policy reform, this article draws attention to how enactment of state inspection policy has taken place through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Afdal, Hilde Wagsas – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2013
This article examines policy making processes in the area of teacher education (TE) in Finland and Norway. Particular attention is given to the roles different actors play in these processes and the potential effects of their involvement on the TE programs in the two countries. Contemporary policy processes are analyzed through a set of interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Policy Analysis, Higher Education
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Johansen, Patrick Foss; Green, Ken – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
It has become increasingly apparent, internationally, that childhood is a crucial life-stage in the formation of predispositions towards sports participation and that parents are increasingly investing in the sporting capital of their children via a process of 'concerted cultivation'. It is surprising, therefore, that parents' involvement in the…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Team Sports, Student Participation, Elementary School Students
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
European policies on international mobility of students in initial vocational education and training (IVET) are working but more is needed. Young people in IVET today have more opportunities to do part of their training abroad than their peers of a decade ago. In most European Union (EU) Member States they tend to receive better information,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Study Abroad, Student Mobility
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Elstad, Eyvind; Lejonberg, Eli; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas – Education Inquiry, 2015
Norwegian education authorities pursue the objective that students in upper secondary schools should evaluate teaching. This kind of evaluation scheme has, however, elicited resistance from teachers. The aims of this article are to explain the advent of teaching evaluation policies in Norway and to explore which factors explain teacher resistance…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Students, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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