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Reichenberg, Olof – Educational Studies, 2018
Student behavioural disengagement is a problem in many schools. This paper aims to explain why students' behavioural disengagement occurs and reoccurs in Swedish classrooms in terms of two mechanisms. Mechanisms that explain student disengagement are tested quantitatively and illustrated qualitatively with primary data consisting of 74…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Case Studies
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Achievement
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van der Vleuten, Maaike; Jaspers, Eva; Maas, Ineke; van der Lippe, Tanja – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explain why boys and girls in secondary education choose different educational tracks. We argue that adolescents internalise gender expectations as to what is "appropriate" male and female behaviour in their gender ideology. Gender ideology can affect educational choices by influencing (1) how adolescents evaluate…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Track System (Education), Longitudinal Studies, Career Choice
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Rorrison, Doreen – Educational Studies, 2010
This paper reports on research that suggests a new view of assessment of the practicum in teacher education. By transcending the stereotypes of "failing" student teachers who do not achieve traditional benchmarks, this new lens highlights the complexity, diversity and inequality of experiences through listening to the voices of the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Practicums, Mentors, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Frisen, Ann; Lunde, Carolina; Hwang, Philip – Educational Studies, 2009
The present study examined the links between children's exposure to peer victimisation, in terms of type and frequency, their body composition and subjective perceptions of body composition. A total of 960 Swedish 10-year-olds (515 girls and 445 boys) completed questionnaires about their peer victimisation experiences, weight and height, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Self Concept, Obesity, Body Composition
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Cabau, Beatrice – Educational Studies, 2009
From the beginning of the 1990s, the Swedish society has been affected by various changes at various levels. This modified social, political and economic context led to several reforms implemented in the educational arena. These reforms dealt with decentralization, choice, use of market forces and privatization. All these aspects had an impact on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Social Change
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Frisen, Ann; Holmqvist, Kristina; Oscarsson, Daniel – Educational Studies, 2008
This study formed the second wave of a longitudinal research project examining bullying from the students' perspective. A sample of 877 Swedish 13-year-olds filled out a questionnaire regarding the definition of bullying, reasons for why some students are bullied and the experience of adults' response to bullying. In their definitions, girls were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Peer Relationship, Antisocial Behavior
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Thornberg, Robert – Educational Studies, 2008
The aim of this paper is to investigate and describe the content in school rules by developing a category system of school rules, and thus making the logic behind different types of rules in school explicit. Data were derived from an ethnographic study conducted in two primary schools in Sweden. In order to analyse the data, grounded theory…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Discipline
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Lindqvist, Per; Nordanger, Ulla Karin – Educational Studies, 2007
This paper presents the argument that education and the teaching profession have been saturated by a new form of risk consciousness and risk consideration. The aim is to shed light on this issue and present a number of empirical examples and questions of interest in educational research. Furthermore, the paper presents some of the central theories…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Educational Research, Risk, Ethics
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Myrberg, Eva – Educational Studies, 2007
This study investigates the influence of teacher competence on 3rd-grade students' reading achievement in public and independent schools in Sweden. The data come from the Swedish participation in PIRLS 2001 (Progress in Reading Literacy Study 2001) and comprise some 10,000 students. Students in independent schools achieved better on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Teacher Certification, Reading Tests
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Lindgren, Ulla – Educational Studies, 2005
Even though teacher education has been successful in preparing students for their future profession, the classroom reality can differ greatly from the inservice training. Many novice teachers therefore find the transition from student teacher to inservice teacher overwhelming To support beginning teachers, mentoring programs--where more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Mentors, Inservice Education
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Heffler, Bo – Educational Studies, 2001
Focuses on the experience learning theory (ELT) that views learning as a process, explaining that it entails a four-stage process that includes four learning modes. Presents the results of a study that used the learning style inventory (LSI) that examines one's approach to learning situations. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Ekehammar, Bo – Educational Studies, 1985
A survey of the socio-political attitudes of Swedish high school students showed that male students were more systematically conservative than female students, except for the religiosity dimension, in almost all political party preference groups. Sex was shown to have a weaker effect on attitudes than political party preference. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Conservatism, Females
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Torestad, Bertil; Magnusson, David – Educational Studies, 1996
Analyzes a broad range of data examining the relationship among basic skill development, behavior problems, and later negative social development. Results strongly corroborate assumptions that low levels of basic skills at an early age are not per se a precursor of later maladjustment. Includes statistical data and tables. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Basic Skills, Behavior Disorders
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Cabau-Lampa, Beatrice – Educational Studies, 1999
Examines why language teaching, including foreign languages, home languages, and Swedish as a second language, holds a prominent position in the Swedish school system. Provides information on teaching home languages and Swedish as a second language to immigrants. Discusses foreign language teaching in Sweden. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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