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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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Granfeldt, Jonas; Sayehli, Susan; Ågren, Malin – Education Inquiry, 2021
This paper investigates trends in the study of Modern languages or second foreign languages (SFLs) in Swedish lower secondary school between 2000 and 2018. Over the last decades, SFLs, i.e. French, German and Spanish, have been the target of several policy measures as a response to a declining interest. However, few reports on their impact have…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, French, Spanish
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Lundqvist, Eva; Lidar, Malena – Education Inquiry, 2021
Major policy changes make teachers reconsider how they teach. In Sweden, a new curriculum, a grading system, and national tests were introduced in science education in Year 6 (Y6) for the 2012/2013 academic year. After two years, the national tests were made voluntary, and they ended the following year. In this interview study, we investigate what…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Change
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Black, Millie D. – Education Inquiry, 2021
Research shows that despite well-deserved advances and achievements to diversifying and gaining access to higher education institutions in the United States (U.S.), such progress has failed to reduce student perceptions of inferiority and mediocrity towards female teachers and teachers of colour. Most higher education research in the U.S.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Elo, Janne; Kurtén, Berit – Education Inquiry, 2020
Enterprise education is a policy-driven, cross-curricular phenomenon on many Western countries' educational agendas. The expectation is that it will be implemented in different school subjects, but bridging enterprise education and different school subjects has proven to be a challenge. This article explores whether and how open-ended…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education, Secondary School Students, Science Education
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Nouri, Jalal; Zhang, Lechen; Mannila, Linda; Norén, Eva – Education Inquiry, 2020
Teachers around the world have started teaching programming at the K-9 level, some due to the formal introduction of programming in the national curriculum, others without such pressure and on their own initiative. In this study, we attempted to understand which skills -- both CT-related and general -- are developed among pupils in the process of…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Computer Science Education, 21st Century Skills, Thinking Skills
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Rusk, Fredrik; Rønning, Wenche – Education Inquiry, 2020
The relationship between learning and group work is often treated as self-evident, but the finer workings of this relationship require further study into the social organisation of group work. The aim of the research that forms the basis for the current article is to locate, describe, and gain new understanding of how peers organise their group…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Cooperative Learning, Epistemology, Peer Relationship
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