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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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Rosvall, Per-Åke – Education Inquiry, 2020
Mental health problems are increasingly common risk factors for chronic pain, while stressors in school are associated with persistent and recurrent pain among students, and negatively associated with educational achievements. Clearly, it is important to identify elements that influence frequencies or intensities of mental health problems. To…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Educational Environment
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Stenberg, Katariina; Maaranen, Katriina – Education Inquiry, 2020
Teacher education (TE) plays a pivotal role in fostering student teachers' teacher identity development, and furthermore, their readiness and motivation for continuous professional development. In this article, we explore the differences in student teachers' teacher identity during TE. For this purpose, we investigated personal practical theories)…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Professional Identity, Novices, Elementary School Teachers
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Grek, Sotiria – Education Inquiry, 2020
This paper focuses on the role of the OECD as a boundary organisation in Swedish education policy during the last 10 years. This has been a critical period of the transformation of the Swedish education system. Post-PISA, Swedish education moved from a position of confidence and relative strength to one of crisis and slow recovery. So far, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Organizations, Governance, Educational Policy
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Fuentes, Ana-Lucía; Entezari, Maria – Education Inquiry, 2020
Undergraduate biology education has changed over the past decade, incorporating an iterative and evidence-based approach. Many educational assessments have confirmed the effectiveness of integrating authentic research and open-ended inquiry into introductory biology courses, demonstrating a significant positive impact on students' learning and…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Biology
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Laukaityte, Inga; Rolfsman, Ewa – Education Inquiry, 2020
Decreasing performance in several core subjects among students in Sweden and the increasing segregation of schools are urgent issues in relation to equity in education, which has been a long-term goal in Sweden. The aim of this study is to identify factors in the school environment associated with student performance in PISA in mathematics at…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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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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