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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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Wermke, Wieland; Prøitz, Tine S. – Education Inquiry, 2019
National and regional variations in school systems, have often been explained in comparative school governance research in the Nordic countries with variations in long-standing traditions in curriculum development, characterised by a dichotomy between an Anglo-American curriculum tradition and a German/European continental tradition of Didaktik.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Role
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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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Nolgård, Olle; Nygren, Thomas – Education Inquiry, 2019
In this study, we analyse 126 secondary pupils' responses to national test questions designed to make them think and care about the history of national minorities in Sweden. Using a mixed method approach we find that historical thinking and empathy as caring are tightly interlinked in the responses. In particular, the cognitive act of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Caring, Social History
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Wiberg, Marie – Education Inquiry, 2019
The aim of this paper was to examine the relationship between Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) mathematics achievement and the two school achievement measures of grades and national test results in Sweden. A further aim was to examine the association of TIMSS mathematics achievement with different subgroups of students. The results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Zehner, Fabian; Goldhammer, Frank; Lubaway, Emily; Sälzer, Christine – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2015, the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) introduced multiple changes in its study design, the most extensive being the transition from paper- to computer-based assessment. We investigated the differences between German students' text responses to eight reading items from the paper-based study in 2012 to text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Nygren, Thomas; Haglund, Jesper; Samuelsson, Christopher Robin; Af Geijerstam, Åsa; Prytz, Johan – Education Inquiry, 2019
Critical thinking is brought to the fore as a central competence in today's society and in school curricula, but what may be emphasised as a general skill may also differ across school subjects. Using a mixed methods approach we identify general formulations regarding critical thinking in the Swedish curriculum of school year nine and seven more…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, National Competency Tests, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Cassar, Joanne – Education Inquiry, 2019
This article explores a number of ethical implications that could arise in classroom situations when tackling the topic of intimate partner violence and femicide prevention with adolescent students. Due to their disturbing nature these topics might cause distress to students. The elimination of these topics from school curricula aimed at avoiding…
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Intimacy, Violence
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Wise, Steven L. – Education Inquiry, 2019
A decision of whether to move from paper-and-pencil to computer-based tests is based largely on a careful weighing of the potential benefits of a change against its costs, disadvantages, and challenges. This paper briefly discusses the trade-offs involved in making such a transition, and then focuses on a relatively unexplored benefit of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Cheating, Test Wiseness, Scores
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Brown, Gavin T. L. – Education Inquiry, 2019
This paper identifies important technological, financial, and equity challenges to the development and implementation of online or onscreen educational testing. The insights are based on the author's experiences in New Zealand of being the senior project manager for the Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning (asTTle) computer-based…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Testing, Test Construction, Foreign Countries
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Maniatis, Panayiotis; Angelides, Panayiotis – Education Inquiry, 2019
Globalisation, migration and super diversity have urged teachers to cultivate their intercultural competence so as to work more successfully in their culturally diverse schools. Previous literature argues that teacher professional development for building intercultural competence plays a pivotal role in improving the intercultural school. For…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Stereotypes
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Sjöberg, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2011, new teacher education programmes were introduced in Sweden. This policy case study examines the outcome of the reform, focusing on the pedagogic discourses in the examination practise of the primary teacher education programme, but also on the possible effects of dividing teacher education for primary teachers into two specialisations:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Varjo, Janne; Kalalahti, Mira – Education Inquiry, 2019
Since the 1980s, numerous education reforms in Europe and beyond have sought to dismantle centralised bureaucracies and replace them with devolved systems of schooling that emphasise parental choice and competition between diversified types of schools. Despite this general trend, Finland continues to emphasise the municipal assignment of school…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Educational Change, School Choice, Administrative Organization
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Heikkilä, Mia – Education Inquiry, 2019
The focus of this study is to examine seven municipalities that, in different ways, are working to recruit more men to work in preschools. The aim of the study is to identify different ways of working to recruit more men to work in preschools and to effect a change in the gender imbalance among the working staff in preschools. Relational agency is…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Males
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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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