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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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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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Hjelmér, Carina – Education Inquiry, 2020
The aim of this article is to acquire knowledge regarding children's influence and the construction of gender during free play situations in preschools in different local contexts. Attention is focused on both children's choices and pedagogical practices in which free play takes place. The research draws on ethnographic studies based on…
Descriptors: Play, Gender Differences, Preschool Children, Sex Stereotypes
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Knauf, Helen – Education Inquiry, 2020
Over the past 200 years, early childhood provision in Germany has primarily been oriented towards the goal of work-care reconciliation. Even though there is a long tradition in Germany of education-oriented approaches, the primary goal has always been care. The extensive development of early childhood centres for children under three years of age…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Child Development
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Birbili, Maria; Myrovali, Alexandra – Education Inquiry, 2020
In this paper, we explore how professional and policy contexts can mediate early childhood teachers' relationship with the official curriculum. Using their assessment practices as an impetus for discussion, we probed 28 Greek kindergarten teachers to talk about their engagement with the prescribed curriculum and explain how they construct its…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Curriculum Implementation
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Lambrev, Veselina; Kirova, Anna; Prochner, Larry – Education Inquiry, 2020
This article examines how early childhood educators, as policy implementers, perceive reforms in Bulgaria's education system that occurred between 2008 and 2018. Both Roma and non-Roma educators participated in this project that compares perceptions of Bulgarian teachers in public schools and Roma educators in informal educational settings…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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