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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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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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Larsson, Joakim; Löfdahl, Annica; Pérez Prieto, Hector – Education Inquiry, 2010
As Sweden drew nearer to the 2006 national election, two themes emerged in the educational debate: a concern for order and discipline in schools, and the ambition to raise educational levels of achievement. The objective of this article is to locate these two themes within a broader framework of understanding by: 1) discussing examples of how the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy