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Tillborg, Adriana Di Lorenzo – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The aim of this paper is to investigate the discourses that emerge when Sweden's Art and Music School leaders talk about the inclusion of pupils with disabilities in relation to policy. A starting point is that both earlier studies and policy documents have revealed inclusion problems within Art and Music Schools. The research question is: how are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Music Education, Students with Disabilities
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Stigberg, Henrik; Stigberg, Susanne – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Programming and computational thinking have emerged as compulsory skills in elementary school education. In 2018, Sweden has integrated programming in mathematics education with the rationale that it fosters problem solving and logical thinking skills and motivates students to learn mathematics. We investigated how teachers introduce programming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computation, Mathematics Instruction
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Olofsson, Jonas; Panican, Alexandru – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
What is the significance of regulations of job contracts and wages when it comes to young people's access to labour market? This is an issue that has attracted and continues to attract a great deal of interest in both research and politics. Proposals for deregulated employment protection and reduced entry-level pay recur regularly in public…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Apprenticeships, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Youth
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Lopez, Jose Adan Cardona; Nordfjell, Ole Bredesen; Gaini, Firouz; Heikkinen, Mervi – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This case study examines a Nordic on-line course on gender equality promotion in education, in which principals, teachers, school staff and gender equality activists engaged in dialogue regarding contents and practices. The on-line course was designed with reference to promising practices identified in a previous Nordic network project. The…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Haapakoski, Jani; Pashby, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper examines the main rationales for and possible implications of the policy of increasing international student numbers in higher education (HE). Drawing on critical discourse analysis, we map key themes emerging from two sets of data--university strategy documents and interviews with staff--collected at eight universities in four national…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Universities
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Angervall, Petra – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The neo-liberal university not only changes systems of governance but also impacts on how subject positions are valued. These changes justify critical questions on how academics manoeuvre in academia. In this study focus is on the told experiences of 18 researchers who describe how they made an excellent career in academia. The results show that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Educational Researchers, Career Choice
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Nordin, Andreas – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
In the European neo-liberal policy context, there has been an increase in pressure on teachers to exercise a type of professional responsibility that contributes to the development of a competitive knowledge-based economy. From a communication theory perspective, this paper examines if it is at all possible to talk of professional responsibility…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Teacher Responsibility
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Forssell, Anna – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
To Govern in the name of the future is considered to be an essential part of policy-making in education. In Sweden, this is particularly evident in the political and public rhetoric used in debates on modern schooling and educational reform. However, this is not merely a national phenomenon; rather, educational governance in the name of the future…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Rönnström, Niclas – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to discuss recent Swedish teacher education investments and reforms, and the work of teachers in response to globalisation within the context of modern social imaginaries. I briefly outline Charles Taylor's concept of modern social imaginaries, and I examine the character of recent Swedish teacher education, teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Global Approach, Teacher Responsibility
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Thomasson, Adrian – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Different representations of "Swedishness," as expressions of altered kinds of imagined kinship in the Swedish educational system during the first half of the 20th century, are discussed. It is argued that even though the curriculum changed, from a more religious one focusing on fostering loyalty and moral commitment to "God, the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Religious Education
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Roth, Klas – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the value and importance of examples in Kantian terms, and how students can cultivate their moral disposition through the use of examples in education. It is argued that students should not just copy or imitate examples automatically, nor appraise them unreflectively and uncritically. They should instead be enabled to think…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Teacher Education Programs, Instructional Design, Morale
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Scheja, Max – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This study aimed to explore student teachers' experiences of learning in teacher education, with a focus on how students describe their ways of thinking about their own learning in relation to their future professional role as teachers and how these descriptions relate to emerging cosmopolitan visions for student learning in teacher education.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Learning Processes
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Loeb, Ingrid Henning; Wass, Karin Lumsden – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This article concerns the development of education for young students in Sweden who do not attend regular pathways in upper secondary education, and analyses the changes of educational policy and the organizing of teaching for this group of students. The centre of interest is the upper secondary educational reform carried out in 2011. With this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Nontraditional Education
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Lilja, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Taking the latest reform of Swedish teacher education as a point of departure, the aim of this article is to analyse the way Swedish teacher unions construct a knowledge base for teaching as a strategy of professionalisation. The analysis shows that the unions construct such a knowledge base from opposing points of departure. Their professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Politics of Education, Political Issues
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Ljunggren, Carsten – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The article is concerned with issues of national identity in a multicultural society (Sweden) and the role of citizenship education in creating a national identity. After having witnessed the terrorist attack and the traumas from Oslo and Utøya (22 July 2011), and the suicide bombing in Stockholm on 11 December 2010, certain words, such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Nationalism, Patriotism
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