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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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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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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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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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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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Kirsten, Nils – Education Inquiry, 2019
This study examined how teachers relate literacy teaching to their ordinary subject teaching in professional development settings. The study is conducted within the large Swedish professional development program the Literacy Boost (in Swedish "Läslyftet"), which can be viewed as an example of an international focus on reading ability…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy Education, Faculty Development, Program Descriptions
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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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Hedlin, Maria; Åberg, Magnus; Johansson, Caroline – Education Inquiry, 2019
Many countries call for more men to be teachers in early childhood education and care (ECEC). In Sweden, the issue has been discussed since the early 1970s, but despite these discussions there is little Swedish research that examines the notions and expectations associated with male teachers. International research has found that perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Males
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Maapalo, Pauliina; Østern, Tone Pernille – Education Inquiry, 2018
In this article, researchers from the perspectives of post-humanism and new materialism investigate the methodological possibilities and challenges offered by multisensory interviews with Norwegian Art and Crafts teachers regarding their practice theories connected to woodwork with primary school children. Author 1 has visited eight different…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts
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Münger, Ann-Charlotte; Markström, Ann-Marie – Education Inquiry, 2018
Although domestic violence takes place in the private domain, preschool and school professionals are confronted with its consequences in the intermediate domain between home and school when they encounter children who have been exposed to violence. This article investigates whether and how Swedish professionals in pre/school identify children who…
Descriptors: Identification, Family Violence, Child Abuse, Preschool Teachers
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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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Erixon, Per-Olof; Erixon Arreman, Inger – Education Inquiry, 2017
This study explores the extended demands for writing in the Swedish public service sector of early childhood and how academic writing in the higher education programmes aimed at professional work in that sector is perceived to be of value for early childhood practice among practitioners. Empirical data was collected in individual interviews and…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Early Childhood Education, Academic Language, Unions
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Maeland, Kjellfrid; Espeland, Magne – Education Inquiry, 2017
This article is based on a qualitative case study of teachers' conceptions of improvisation in teaching. Empirical data are master student teachers' texts (transcripts, reflections) based on observations and interviews of practising teachers. The texts were analysed in an abductive process. We can identify four specific characteristics of how…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Creative Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies
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