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Mendonça, Marta; Popov, Oleg; Frånberg, Gun-Marie; Cossa, Eugénia – Education Inquiry, 2012
The Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique is introducing new participative forms of pedagogical practices into the process of its current curriculum reform. This article presents a case study of the introduction of a student-centred approach at one department and discusses some of the lecturers' perceptions and experiences concerning the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Centered Learning, Curriculum Development
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Mehdinezhad, Vali – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study examines university teaching and aims to understand more about university faculty members' sense of teaching efficacy criteria in the hope of providing insights for future strategies in faculty development training programme universities and colleges. This study uses a descriptive and correlational survey. The population of this study…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Lindgren, Joakim; Hult, Agneta; Segerholm, Christina; Rönnberg, Linda – Education Inquiry, 2012
This paper reports on an analysis of how school inspection in Sweden -- its aims, directions and procedures -- is portrayed in texts produced by the responsible national authorities. The study involves a textual analysis of official annual accounts and plans (texts directed to the government, municipalities, schools and the public) produced by the…
Descriptors: School Visitation, Inspection, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Nordbø, Anne Lise – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article is based on an inquiry into the framing of artistic effects in space and addresses the interactions between two-year-old children and adult performers. I discuss how the traditional communication gap between actor and audience can be surmounted. My study is a crossover between performance art and drama pedagogy, which I describe as an…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Adults, Audiences, Interpersonal Communication
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Nordtømme, Solveig – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study explores how kindergarten spaces and materiality can be vital for children's exploration of participation and how the physical environment enables children to interact and position themselves in play and meaning making. Methodologically this study is based on ethnographic fieldwork with two groups of 2- to 5-year-old children in two…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Classroom Environment, Interaction, Play
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Jonsson, Anna-Carin; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2012
This investigation concerns feedback praise (person and process praise) and how it relates to implicit theories of intelligence (entity and incremental theories) among pre-service teachers. In the first study 176 pre-service teachers participated, while in the second study 151 of such teachers participated. Two new measures, one of feedback praise…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Intelligence
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Asplund, Stig-Börje – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article explores how four male vehicle engineering students at an upper secondary school in Sweden engage in literature discussion. The study combines a Conversation Analysis (CA) approach with a reception theory perspective and shows that the boys use direct reported speech (DRS) in their interaction as a technique to handle intimate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Secondary School Students, Males
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Hultman, Glenn; Löfgren, Ragnhild; Schoultz, Jan – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study concerns teachers' professional knowledge. Sixteen teachers, all with more than 25 years' experience in the profession, participated in the study in which they were given three different opportunities to show and formulate their professional skills. We initially asked the teachers to answer questions via e-mail. In the second part, the…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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Oterkiil, Constance; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Education Inquiry, 2012
The literature reveals that up to half of all evidence-based programmes introduced in schools will fail to reach their expected outcomes due to poor implementation. Addressing the reasons why school change works in some schools and not in others is therefore important. It is argued in this article that if a school's readiness and capacity for…
Descriptors: Readiness, Educational Improvement, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change
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Bergqvist, Kerstin – Education Inquiry, 2012
What picture of schoolwork do we obtain if we take a close look at everyday classroom activities and consider what students and teachers do and say about them? This is the basic focus of the study reported here which examines a teaching and learning practice called "own work" ("eget arbete") in the context of primary classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Player-Koro, Catarina – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study investigates teachers' attitudes to and beliefs about using ICT in education and proposes a model of how different variables are related to teachers' use of ICT in classrooms. The model suggests that positive attitudes related specifically to ICT as a useful tool for teaching and learning and a strong sense of self-efficacy in using…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes
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Pons, Xavier – Education Inquiry, 2012
Based on a comparison of school external evaluation processes in three countries (England, France and Switzerland), this article questions the possible quality turn in the governance of European educational systems. Using materials collected through qualitative methods (91 interviews, surveys of literature and observations) during a sociological…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Policy
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Erixon, Pe-Olof – Education Inquiry, 2011
This article explores the perceptions of active senior researchers from different scientific and scholarly areas about scientific and scholarly writing, specifically that associated with research. The study comprises interviews with 12 researchers in four different faculties at a Swedish university: Arts, Social Sciences, Science and Technology,…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Epistemology, Universities, Art
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Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2011
Drawing on a study of a Swedish secondary school with a heterogeneous intake, this article provides an analysis of the social relations and segregation within an individual school. As shown in the analysis, young people from different socio-economic backgrounds were largely separated in school, differently positioned and in conflict with each…
Descriptors: Social Class, Secondary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Social Differences
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Aström Elmersjö, Henrik – Education Inquiry, 2011
This article explores the different meanings of "Europe" in Swedish history textbooks over the course of the 20th century. Utilising the concept of myth, this textbook analysis looks at how the older history of Europe, and Sweden in relation to Europe, had changed by the end of the century. In particular, it examines the way in which…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Educational History, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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