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Linda Maria Laaksonen; Sonja Kosunen – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2024
We examine private supplementary tutoring within the context of Finnish general upper secondary education. Specifically, we focus on profit-driven private preparatory course providers who cater to individual students and their families, aiming to improve applicants' prospects of gaining access to higher education. We examine this during a time…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Secondary School Students, College Admission, Educational Policy
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Samira Harjula; Mira Kalalahti – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2024
Young people in the Nordic countries have many options and face obligations to participate in career guidance and counselling (guidance). In Finland, young people are subjected to multiple institutionalized guidance practices especially in educational transition phases. Guidance has various objectives as a public policy, thereby setting a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Stina Jerdborg – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2024
The importance of school leaders' work for the development of schools is often highlighted in the research literature. However, school leadership is enacted in a social setting influenced by political, cultural, historical, and economic factors across societal as well as national settings. In Sweden, the turnover rates of school principals are…
Descriptors: Principals, Novices, Foreign Countries, Labor Turnover
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Anna Kristiina Kokko; Maiju Paananen; Laura Hirsto – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2024
This study contributes to the discussion of children's participation in educational practices. In particular we are interested from the moments that reach beyond formal modes of participation. For this purpose, we use the concept of micropolitics and examine happenings in which children's actions collide with everyday school practices and larger…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Ethnography
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Elisabeth Tenglet; Håkan Löfgren – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2024
This article explores emotional aspects of national grade policies in Sweden as they are enacted in feedback practices at middle school level. Policy measures such as standardized testing and grades have over the last decades put emphasis on academic outcomes in Sweden. However, research suggests that this emphasis can impact students' emotions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Grades (Scholastic)
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Diana Holmqvist; Per Andersson; Karolina Muhrman – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2024
National policy states that Swedish adult education should be flexible and individualized, based on students' needs. However, adult education in Sweden is a municipal responsibility with a high level of decentralization. Drawing on national policies, this study focuses on how the concepts of flexibility and individualization are enacted locally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Holmén, Janne; Ringarp, Johanna – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
In the past few centuries, an accelerating process of legalization and classification have moulded the diverse range of earlier institutions into a limited number of isomorphic organizational forms. Today, institutions of higher education, with their roots in the corporate forms of medieval universities, can also have the legal status of, for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Cross Cultural Studies, Laws
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Karran, Terence; Beiter, Klaus; Mallinson, Lucy – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
The Scandinavian states have international reputations for promoting social democratic ideals, which have long been manifest in Nordic universities, e.g. legal protection for academic freedom and university studies free of charge. However, Nordic governments have made new h.e. laws, thereby changing university autonomy and management structures,…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Democratic Values, Universities, College Faculty
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Andreadakis, Zacharias E. – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
In response to the persistent indeterminacy -- and the salient discontents -- surrounding the innovation-centred reporting in the global university-industry collaborations, this study seeks to investigate the reporting of innovation results in Norwegian centres for research-based innovation (SFIs). Based on a large amount of recent public-access…
Descriptors: Innovation, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship, Universities
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Musial, Kazimierz – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
The article deals with the validation of the internationalization imperative in higher education institutions (HEIs) of the Nordic countries. I focus on both the goals and motives behind activities supporting internationalization, but also on the manner of their habitualization and institutionalization in the practice of academic administration…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Strategic Planning
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Buskqvist, Ulf; Johansson, Emelie; Hermansson, Carina – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
This article is an empirically grounded contribution to the understanding of how digitalization in education is interpreted and made into being by actors in everyday lives, in this case children and teachers in Swedish early childhood education. The focus is on interactions in an early childhood classroom upon and around a digital interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Preschool Children
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Forsell, Joni; Mankki, Ville – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
A major admissions reform was carried out in Finnish higher education at the end of the last decade. This paper focuses on three main policy papers connected to the reform and examines the use and production of evidence therein. Drawing on bibliometric research and research on educational policy, we aim to provide insight into how to utilize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bibliometrics, Higher Education, College Admission
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Jensen, Ruth; Ottesen, Emerita Eli – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
The purpose of this study is to contribute insights into strategic work in an educational reform context. Empirical data were collected from four cases in Norway, where the national educational authority recently initiated a renewal of the national curriculum for primary and secondary education. The theory of strategy as practice was the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Municipalities, Elementary Schools
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Axelsson, Tobias K. – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
During the last decade, the notion of norm-critique has had an impact on Swedish educational policymaking, including the gender-equality mission of the Swedish preschool. The aim is to better understand and problematize the relationship between gender equality, as formal curricular content, and norm-critique, as informal curricular content, in…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Preschool Education, Educational Policy, Epistemology
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Kronqvist Håård, Malin – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2023
This article focuses on the co-operation between the Swedish National Agency for Education and school actors at the municipal level, examined from the latter's perspective, within the context of a state-initiated school improvement programme, namely Co-operation for the Best School Possible (CBS). Co-operation between different levels of the…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Government Role, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
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