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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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Råde, Anders – Education Inquiry, 2019
This paper deals with possibilities and difficulties involved in the integration of academic and professional goals in two final thesis models in European teacher education, the thesis model and the portfolio model. The methodology used is a review of relevant research articles. The thesis model was identified in 19 articles and the portfolio…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Journal Articles, Goal Orientation
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Dodillet, Susanne; Lundin, Sverker; Krüger, Jens Oliver – Education Inquiry, 2019
This article studies the meaning of professionalism in current attempts to professionalise teachers by means of education. The point of departure for our analysis is a small-scale survey among Swedish and German student teachers on their perception of the meaning of professionalism with regard to teachers' work. The article presents two…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Leeman, Yvonne; van Koeven, Erna – Education Inquiry, 2019
This study was inspired by an inclusive intercultural perspective on education, and developed empirical knowledge concerning the intercultural professional development of in-service teachers. The study was conducted during the first year of a newly-designed master's programme that focused on "education for refugees". In the Netherlands…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Incentives, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication
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Odenbring, Ylva – Education Inquiry, 2019
During the first decades of the twenty-first century, adolescents' perceived stress has been reported to be an important factor in explaining the health problems among students in Swedish schools. Based on interviews with key professionals working in the student welfare team in three secondary schools, the present article aims to contribute new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Mental Health
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Jonsson, Kristina; Lillvist, Anne – Education Inquiry, 2019
Swedish leisure time centres (LTCs) are included in the Swedish Education Act and are used by almost every pupil in the age range of 6--9 years. They are governed by national policy documents with a certain emphasis on social learning. This article aims to highlight the LTC staff's perspectives on their work of promoting social learning in the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Leisure Time, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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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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