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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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Elvstrand, Helene; Lago, Lina – Education Inquiry, 2020
This article investigates the question of making choices at Swedish LTCs. The theoretical framework draws on symbolic interactionism and the concept of "inhabited institutions" analysing teachers' meaning-making and interactions between teachers and pupils at the LTCs. Because of changing policies, a tension between new demands and an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Teacher Student Relationship, Selection
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Brännlund, Annica; Edlund, Jonas – Education Inquiry, 2020
This article elaborates on previous research showing that educational achievement is negatively related to poor mental health during adolescence and positively related to the family's socioeconomic resources. We examine (i) the potential moderating effects of family resources on the negative relationship between educational achievement and poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Socioeconomic Influences, Correlation
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Economou, Catarina; Hajer, Maaike – Education Inquiry, 2019
In autumn 2016, Malmö University started two "fast track" trajectories for teachers with refugee backgrounds. The participants were offered an education of 26 weeks as an introduction to the Swedish school system, consisting of content courses, professional Swedish and workplace learning. The aim of this small explorative study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Cultural Background, Workplace Learning
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Kirsten, Nils – Education Inquiry, 2019
This study examined how teachers relate literacy teaching to their ordinary subject teaching in professional development settings. The study is conducted within the large Swedish professional development program the Literacy Boost (in Swedish "Läslyftet"), which can be viewed as an example of an international focus on reading ability…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy Education, Faculty Development, Program Descriptions
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Wermke, Wieland; Prøitz, Tine S. – Education Inquiry, 2019
National and regional variations in school systems, have often been explained in comparative school governance research in the Nordic countries with variations in long-standing traditions in curriculum development, characterised by a dichotomy between an Anglo-American curriculum tradition and a German/European continental tradition of Didaktik.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Role
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Toropova, Anna; Johansson, Stefan; Myrberg, Eva – Education Inquiry, 2019
This study explores how aspects of teacher quality are related to student achievement and students' perceptions of instructional quality on the basis of eighth grade TIMSS 2011 data for Sweden. Indicators of teacher quality are coursework in mathematics as measured by the number of semesters of studying mathematics, years of teaching experience…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Nolgård, Olle; Nygren, Thomas – Education Inquiry, 2019
In this study, we analyse 126 secondary pupils' responses to national test questions designed to make them think and care about the history of national minorities in Sweden. Using a mixed method approach we find that historical thinking and empathy as caring are tightly interlinked in the responses. In particular, the cognitive act of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Caring, Social History
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Wiberg, Marie – Education Inquiry, 2019
The aim of this paper was to examine the relationship between Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) mathematics achievement and the two school achievement measures of grades and national test results in Sweden. A further aim was to examine the association of TIMSS mathematics achievement with different subgroups of students. The results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Zehner, Fabian; Goldhammer, Frank; Lubaway, Emily; Sälzer, Christine – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2015, the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) introduced multiple changes in its study design, the most extensive being the transition from paper- to computer-based assessment. We investigated the differences between German students' text responses to eight reading items from the paper-based study in 2012 to text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Nygren, Thomas; Haglund, Jesper; Samuelsson, Christopher Robin; Af Geijerstam, Åsa; Prytz, Johan – Education Inquiry, 2019
Critical thinking is brought to the fore as a central competence in today's society and in school curricula, but what may be emphasised as a general skill may also differ across school subjects. Using a mixed methods approach we identify general formulations regarding critical thinking in the Swedish curriculum of school year nine and seven more…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, National Competency Tests, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Cassar, Joanne – Education Inquiry, 2019
This article explores a number of ethical implications that could arise in classroom situations when tackling the topic of intimate partner violence and femicide prevention with adolescent students. Due to their disturbing nature these topics might cause distress to students. The elimination of these topics from school curricula aimed at avoiding…
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Intimacy, Violence
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Wise, Steven L. – Education Inquiry, 2019
A decision of whether to move from paper-and-pencil to computer-based tests is based largely on a careful weighing of the potential benefits of a change against its costs, disadvantages, and challenges. This paper briefly discusses the trade-offs involved in making such a transition, and then focuses on a relatively unexplored benefit of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Cheating, Test Wiseness, Scores
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