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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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Arneback, Emma; Blåsjö, Mona – Education Inquiry, 2017
With a focus on resources for learning through writing, this paper compares the interdisciplinary framings of two teacher education programmes. What are the implications of these framings and resources for students' possibilities when they write independent projects/bachelor theses? The paper presents a case study with data (interviews, texts,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Writing (Composition)
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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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Levinsson, Magnus; Prøitz, Tine S. – Education Inquiry, 2017
The push for evidence-based practice in education has led to a range of initiatives aimed at bridging the gap between research, policy and practice. Among these are the establishment of brokerage agencies with a mission to synthesise the findings of educational research. This development has been the subject of extensive controversy over the last…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Jonsson, Anna-Carin; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2017
Upper-secondary schooling in Sweden is organised for pupils aged 16--19 in 17 different national study programs. Of these 3 are theoretical programs with mainly academic content. They prepare for further (higher education) studies. The present investigation looks at the influence from these programs on 845 upper-secondary students' implicit…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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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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Helstad, Kristin; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Wittek, Anne Line – Education Inquiry, 2017
Living in complex knowledge societies requires citizens who master multiple literacies involving both cognitive and social skills. Thus, all individuals should be offered relevant educational opportunities and teachers capable of integrating subject expertise with relational aspects. This paper demonstrates a teaching design for mathematics that…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Andersson, Catarina; Palm, Torulf – Education Inquiry, 2017
An earlier study showed that the changes in teachers' classroom practice, after participation in a professional development program in formative assessment, significantly improved student achievement in mathematics. The teachers in that study were a random selection of Year 4 teachers in a Swedish mid-sized municipality. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Mathematics Achievement
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Petersson, Jöran; Norén, Eva – Education Inquiry, 2017
The present study investigated test responses from 259 immigrant and non-immigrant school year 9 students in Sweden with the focus on how they solved two problems on fractions, one of them halving a fraction, in a test. The authors report three observations. Newly arrived second language immigrants seemed less likely to have the word 'half' in…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Swedish, Second Language Learning
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Hjalmarsson, Maria; Löfdahl Hultman, Annica; Warin, Jo – Education Inquiry, 2017
This article aims to gain knowledge on how gender and profession are accounted for and expressed in leisure-time teachers' (LtTs) work in Sweden, with a specific focus on the caring aspects of the profession. Our results show that LtTs take up various positions in navigating between aspects connected to managerialism and external auditing as well…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Leisure Time, Caring, Trust (Psychology)
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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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Isaksson, Cristine; Larsson, Anna – Education Inquiry, 2017
This article describes how school social workers and teachers perceive their cooperation with each other with regard to pupils' well-being in Swedish schools. A total of 23 qualitative interviews were conducted with a strategic sample of teachers and school social workers. The analysis of the interview data was based on Andrew Abbott's theory of…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Teachers, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Arneback, Emma; Englund, Tomas; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal – Education Inquiry, 2017
This study focuses on a selection of student teachers' experiences of academic writing in different disciplines in teacher education. By studying two different learning and writing environments at a Swedish university -- teacher education for preschool teachers and for secondary school teachers -- we distinguish different forms of writing ideals…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Academic Language, Writing (Composition), Secondary School Teachers
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Lindgren, Lena; Hanberger, Anders; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
Evaluation systems of various types are an integral part of a country's education policy space, within which they are supposed to have the basic functions of enhancing accountability and supporting school development. Here we argue that in a crowded policy space evaluation systems may interfere with each other in a way that can have unintended…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, School Effectiveness
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Ramstedt, Madeleine; Hedlund, Tomas; Björn, Erik; Fick, Jerker; Jahnke, Isa – Education Inquiry, 2016
A range of factors can lead to situations where university courses have to be taught with a very small number of students. In this paper, we report on our experiences of a chemistry course that was especially designed to encourage learning in small groups of students (four to five per course). The course design included inquiry-based approaches,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Higher Education, College Science
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