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Alstad, Gunhild Tomter; Sopanen, Pauliina – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
This article investigates the language orientations in education policy documents for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Finland and Norway. Finland, an officially bilingual country, and Norway, a predominantly monolingual country, share similar views on ECEC. However, the ECEC field in both countries has undergone major changes in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Child Care, Cross Cultural Studies
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Larsson, Christer; Sjöberg, Lena – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
A key concern in international educational policy during the 21st century has been the impact of teacher professionalism on outcomes of schooling. Sweden makes for an interesting case because of the country's initiatives to improve the quality of education through an academization of the teachers. The aim of this study is to analyse how Swedish…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Teachers, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Liljestrand, Johan – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
There is a tension in Swedish preschool policy when it comes to a subject curriculum and a child-centred curriculum. This article examines how Swedish preschool teachers have dealt with this relationship by focusing on the purpose of the preschool and how preschool teachers become part of the enacted preschool policy. The purpose of the study is…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Policy, Student Attitudes, National Curriculum
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Aursand, Leah; Rutkowski, David – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
In recent years, exclusion rates in PISA have risen in many countries, including a sharper-than-average rise in Norway. This article focuses on Norway's experience with exclusion rates in PISA, including an analysis tracking this increase between 2000 and 2018. Through interviews with key stakeholders, this article explores several ideas that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Ruutiainen, Ville; Alasuutari, Maarit; Karila, Kirsti – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
In accordance with the Nordic welfare model, the Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) system has traditionally been based on public provision and the idea of universalism. However, over the last twenty years the ECEC system has undergone market-oriented reforms. As a result, the share of private for-profit ECEC provision has grown…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers
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Dieudé, Alessandra – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
Researchers are increasingly emphasizing the importance of international actors' influence on defining education policy in different contexts. The article argues that referencing international organizations is a way of legitimizing changes to private school policy. Using Norway as an example, the article investigates how international references…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Policy, Content Analysis, Educational Policy
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Mathias, Gro – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
In this article, I explore the central characteristics of the "psychosocial" as a field of knowledge in Norwegian education policy and the ways in which these characteristics are conditioned by their constituting social structures and historical contexts. This is achieved through a policy document analysis. Even though the psychosocial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Schaffar, Birgit – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
This article considers the concept of Competence as applied to educational theory and policy, and illuminates the possibility of significant variations in meaning. Referring to Wittgenstein's distinctions between transitive and intransitive uses of notions and Holland's description of mastery, the article argues in favour of two senses in which…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Theories, Educational Policy, Value Judgment
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Smedegaard Nielsen, Asta – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
This article uses Danish media discourses on racialized children's schooling as a lens through which to analyse how issues of kinship and family play into nation-building processes through representations of 'the child'. The article addresses the question of the distribution of racialized children, mostly termed 'bilingual pupils', at Danish…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Minority Group Students, Family Role, Family Relationship
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Li, Jin Hui – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
In recent years, the Danish education context has seen an increased concern about underperforming students with migratory histories (particularly students perceived as non-Western descendants) in the political and pedagogical discourses. There seem to be some historical tensions between the societal expectation of class mobility through education…
Descriptors: Foreign Workers, Educational Experience, Social Differences, Racial Bias
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Yang, Ahrong – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
Is it possible to address racism without mentioning race? Based on two cases from an ethnographical field study conducted in a Danish elementary school, this article investigates how students of colour (aged 10-13) predict future encounters with racism and share their concerns with how to deal with these potential encounters. Inspired by Sara…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Race, Ethnography, Elementary School Students
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Mustonen, Sanna – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
This article discusses raciolinguistic ideologies in the Finnish educational context. Ethnographic interviews and observational data gathered during 2015-2020 from two young males who came to Finland from the Middle-East in autumn 2015 as unaccompanied minors were analysed applying the small stories approach. The research questions were: 1) What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Language Usage, Student Diversity
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von Brömssen, Kerstin – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
Research about race and racism(s) has helped to explain power relations and differences in education. However, it has been difficult to have a theoretical lens using the concept of race and racism(s) accepted in areas of education, as well as in educational research in Sweden. Issues formulated in terms of race and racism(s) are controversial and…
Descriptors: Race, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, War
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Vertelyte, Mante; Staunaes, Dorthe – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
Antiracist pedagogies have long been conceptualized and developed by scholars, public intellectuals, teachers and pedagogues in Danish education contexts. By analysing Danish knowledge production on antiracist education from the 1980s to the present, this article traces changing understandings of race and racism in Danish education, as well as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Prosocial Behavior, Racial Bias, Correlation
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Ennser-Kananen, Johanna – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
This article analyzes experiences of racialization in stories of adult learners with refugee experience who attend a basic education program at a Finnish community college. Throughout a two-year ethnographic study, several students shared stories and thoughts on racialization and racism with the white researcher on site (the author). This article…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Resistance (Psychology), Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination
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