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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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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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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Graham, Alison; Marsham, Sara – Education Inquiry, 2018
Research in higher education has revealed that only a small proportion of students complete assigned reading during semester. The current studies examined students' reading practices, and sought to explore potential factors underlying these practices. Three studies were conducted. Study 1 utilised a questionnaire to examine how long students spend…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Biology
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Klette, Kirsti; Sahlström, Fritjof; Blikstad-Balas, Marte; Luoto, Jennifer; Tanner, Marie; Tengberg, Michael; Roe, Astrid; Slotte, Anna – Education Inquiry, 2018
In this article, we approach large questions regarding justice and equality in the Nordic classrooms. A substantial body of previous research emphasises the importance of student engagement in teaching and learning. Drawing on video data from Norway, Sweden and Finland, we focus on whole-class teaching, i.e. situations in which the teacher…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Ramma, Yashwantrao; Bholoa, Ajeevsing; Watts, Mike; Nadal, Pascal Sylvain – Education Inquiry, 2018
Even though its importance is underscored in many research pursuits, attention to the affective domain in learning is often neglected at the expense of the cognitive development of students studying science, in particular physics. In this paper we propose a framework, the pedagogical technological integrated medium (PTIM) founded on the TPACK…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Solbue, Vibeke; Helleve, Ingrid; Smith, Kari – Education Inquiry, 2017
Focus of this article is immigrant youth and Norwegians-born to immigrant parents in upper secondary school in Norway. The study was conducted in a first year of a general study class in upper secondary school, where 11 of 24 students were immigrants. Previous research on immigrants in school tends to show a picture of a marginalized group in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Immigrants, Intercultural Communication, Disadvantaged
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Holmberg, Linnéa – Education Inquiry, 2017
The focus of this article is to analyze the systematic quality management of educational settings the way it is present in Swedish leisure-time centers. The study explores how the production of both systematic reporting and documentation works through self technologies in this discursive practice. The analysis will illustrate and discuss how the…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Educational Quality, Educational Administration, Discourse Analysis
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Niemi, Pia-Maria – Education Inquiry, 2017
The question of how students' sense of membership and connectedness to their school can be supported through school practices concerns educational contexts internationally. According to the Programme of International Student Achievement test, students' experiences of school belonging have decreased and polarized in many of the participating…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Student School Relationship
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Fleischer, Håkan – Education Inquiry, 2017
The research on one-to-one computer learning settings shows what students do while using computers and how much they use them. It is believed that students are highly motivated by having computers of their own and show improved grades, but few studies can confirm this belief. This study investigated the experience of knowledge formation amongst…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Secondary School Students, Computer Use, Student Motivation
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Torkildsen, Lisbeth Gyllander; Erickson, Gudrun – Education Inquiry, 2016
The focus of the current study is students' perceptions of assessment and assessment practices. Assessment is understood as practices closely connected to the planning, enactment and evaluation of teaching and learning activities. The data derive from focus group interviews and dialogical meetings with students at a Swedish comprehensive school.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods
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Rönnerman, Karin; Kemmis, Stephen – Education Inquiry, 2016
This article reports on the experiences of 104 doctoral candidates who participated in six offerings (2008-2015) of an intensive 5-day course for doctoral candidates associated with the research programme of an international research network. The purpose of the article is to demonstrate how higher education practices, like those of this course,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Course Descriptions, Student Research
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Ibrahim, Nayr – Education Inquiry, 2016
Where adults go, children follow. The reality of a globalized, interconnected world, characterised by the mobility of people, goods and knowledge, across physical and virtual spaces and time, has had a significant impact on children's early experiences of language, literacy and identity. Children are not peripheral to, but constitute an integral…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Languages, Literacy, Multilingualism
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Economou, Catarina – Education Inquiry, 2015
This article considers the role of reading fiction within the school subject of Swedish as a second language. It examines how a group of advanced second-language learners in a Swedish upper secondary school read and discuss a contemporary Swedish novel, how they interact with the text and with each other in relation to the text. Further, it…
Descriptors: Fiction, Swedish, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Students
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Takala, Marjatta; Wickman, Kim; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Lundström, Agneta – Education Inquiry, 2015
In this article, we discuss the views of 117 special education student teachers related to their oncoming profession in the framework of ecological theory. Together, 68 students from Sweden (26 special teachers and 41 SENCo students) and 49 from Finland responded to a questionnaire. We compared the respondents' thoughts about their future work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Örtegren, Hans – Education Inquiry, 2014
The aim of this article is to deepen the understanding of how different aspects of the implementation of digital media may be related to subject paradigms and practice in the subject of Art in secondary schools in Sweden. The article is based on observations and interviews with teachers and pupils at secondary schools about their conceptions of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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