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Shohel, M. Mahruf C. – Education Inquiry, 2022
The Rohingya is a stateless minority group in Myanmar, suffering from ethnic and religious armed conflicts, state persecution, and displacement. Since the escalation of violent conflicts in the early 2010s, they have fled the country and sought refuge in neighbouring countries, and in the biggest numbers, in Bangladesh. Living in densely populated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Refugees
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Ho, Ka Lee Carrie – Education Inquiry, 2022
Despite the prevalence of aesthetic education as one of the main developmental objectives in curricular worldwide, the mainstream philosophical discourse on its definition is predominately framed by western philosophy due to a paucity of cross-cultural studies on the subject. The article aims to achieve a contemporary understanding of aesthetic…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetics, Religion, Buddhism
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Löfgren, Håkan; Aman, Robert – Education Inquiry, 2022
The aim is to contribute knowledge about the ways in which Swedish pupils with a migrant background speak about school performances and their first experiences of being graded. The results describe pupils and parents as positioned as being lower down in a top-down relationship vis-à-vis school. The separation between home and school is best…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Student Experience
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Karlsson, Linn – Education Inquiry, 2022
This paper analyses the associations between computer use in schools and at home and test scores by using TIMSS data covering over 900,000 children in fourth grade. When controlling for school fixed effects, pupils who use computers at school, especially those who use them frequently are found to achieve less than students who never use computers.…
Descriptors: Scores, Elementary School Students, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Straszer, Boglárka; Rosén, Jenny; Wedin, Åsa – Education Inquiry, 2022
The aim of this article is to generate knowledge about an MTT classroom in a Swedish elementary school and how MTT is positioned as a safe space for translanguaging. By studying a school context as a potential translanguaging space, our focus is mainly on two dimensions of space: the physical, including the material space of MTT, and the social,…
Descriptors: Native Language, Elementary School Students, Swedish, Code Switching (Language)
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Hirsh, Åsa; Nilholm, Claes; Roman, Henrik; Forsberg, Eva; Sundberg, Daniel – Education Inquiry, 2022
The purpose of this study is to discern and discuss issues with relevance to the tension between contextuality and generalisation, which recurrently are identified over time in research reviews of teaching methods. The 75 most cited reviews on teaching methods listed in the Web of Science from 1980 to 2017 were analysed. Since our interest is the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Theory Practice Relationship
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Mausethagen, Sølvi; Prøitz, Tine S.; Skedsmo, Guri – Education Inquiry, 2021
In this article, we explore how values in education are negotiated and partly redefined by teachers, school leaders and local administrators with data use and accountability. Two dilemmas are prominent for the teachers: 1) Testing and data use are perceived as important to meet the needs of the students and to create transparency and initiating…
Descriptors: Values, Data Use, Accountability, Problems
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Yoon, Junghyun; Rönnlund, Maria – Education Inquiry, 2021
Drawing on a cross-cultural, qualitative study in Finnish and Korean comprehensive schools, we explore how teacher control and student agency are manifested and exercised in the teaching and learning practices of the "official school" and in the student-teacher interactions of the "informal school". We also elaborate on how…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes
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Bartholdsson, Åsa – Education Inquiry, 2021
With focus on teachers' experiences and understandings of manual-based programmes, this article explores the implications for teacher professionalism. It locates teachers' use of manual-based programmes in the intersection of two currents of ideas in contemporary society and within education: therapy culture and the evidence movement. The article…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Preschool Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Social Emotional Learning
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Hirsh, Åsa; Segolsson, Mikael – Education Inquiry, 2021
The current study -- guided by the overarching research question "What aspects of successful teaching unfold in students' descriptions of the teachers that they perceive as being really good teachers?" -- is situated within a larger research project aimed at extending knowledge about successful teaching and teachers. It builds on 20…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers
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Sundqvist, Karin; Korhonen, Johan; Eklund, Gunilla – Education Inquiry, 2021
This survey-based study (N = 161) investigates the direct and indirect effects of teacher- and school-level factors on subject-teachers' use of ICT in Home Economics (HE). Structural equation modelling was used to test the hypothesised relationships between perceived usefulness of ICT in Home Economics, age, digital competence, ICT infrastructure,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Family and Consumer Sciences
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Victoria, Konidari – Education Inquiry, 2021
This paper argues that the consideration of educational disadvantage should go beyond the micro-scale contextual level of individual students, and explore eventual connections with hybrid forms of disadvantage in the social field. The paper draws on the capability approach and the concept of dwelling to introduce dwelling in time as functioning.…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Vocational Education, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Sundqvist, Christel; Björk-Åman, Camilla; Ström, Kristina – Education Inquiry, 2021
Co-teaching has been highlighted as a possible response to classroom diversity. This study investigated the use of co-teaching by general education teachers and special teachers in Swedish-speaking schools in Finland. The data consisted of special teachers' (N = 126) responses to a questionnaire. On average, the respondents co-taught for 13% of…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Team Teaching, Swedish, Foreign Countries
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Liljenberg, Mette; Andersson, Klas – Education Inquiry, 2021
This study addresses a fundamental but neglected aspect of efforts to ensure quality and improvement in a decentralised school system: the relationship between the local education authority (LEA) and local school principals. Empirically, it is based on analysis of relevant documents and interviews with key actors in a Swedish LEA (a municipality),…
Descriptors: Correlation, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Educational Quality
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Beinert, Cecilie; Palojoki, Päivi; Åbacka, Gun; Hardy-Johnson, Polly; Engeset, Dagrun; Rudjord Hillesund, Elisabet; Selvik Ask, Anne Merete; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Nordgård Vik, Frøydis – Education Inquiry, 2021
Current curriculum guidelines emphasise the importance of both nutrition education and the development of practical cooking skills in the school subject Food and Health (FH). This study aimed to explore teachers' and students' perspectives and experiences of current classroom practices in FH. Focus group discussions (FGDs) with teachers and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Family and Consumer Sciences, Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction
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