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Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; von Suchodoletz, Antje – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
The present study aimed to investigate the associations between teachers' observed emotional support and social competence among Finnish pre-schoolers (6-year-olds). The quality of emotional support was observed using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System Pre-K in 47 preschool classrooms twice across the preschool year. Teachers rated children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emotional Response, Classroom Environment, Preschool Teachers
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Ikävalko, Elina; Brunila, Kristiina – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Researchers often find themselves reflecting on either/or questions. This article examines the multiple discursive reality of gender equality, a topic comprising several juxtapositions connected to either/or thinking which also provide the topic its legitimacy. The examples come from the context of gender equality work and gender equality policy,…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Feminism
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Nugent, C. L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Outdoor, and in particular, nature-based pedagogies are distinctive in that the environments where practice is situated, afford opportunities for pedagogues to encourage children to foreground meaning making through engagement with nature's sensory and kinesthetic cues. Observational methods, however, have rarely used approaches sympathetic to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Observation, Natural Resources
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Hordósy, Rita – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
This paper analyses how three European countries produce and use data within a specific educational policy field, that of school leaving and graduation. It compares how stakeholders in England, Finland and the Netherlands know what happens to the leavers from schools and universities. Through gathering evidence about the methodological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Information Systems, Data
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Lanas, Maija – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2011
This paper looks at how emotions in the field move from one context to another and between individuals, and how they change forms in an arctic Finnish village school. During the fieldwork, non-verbalized emotions influenced the events in the field and also penetrated the research. The paper asks how these non-verbalized emotions can be addressed…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Educational Research, Ethnography, Rural Schools
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Vesterinen, Olli; Toom, Auli; Patrikainen, Sanna – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
This article reports methodological aspects of a research study on the reasoning of teachers. The aim is to describe and evaluate the use of the stimulated recall method (STR) when information and communication technologies (ICTs) are involved in terms of educational settings and therefore in the research setting as well. First, we introduce the…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Class Activities, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes