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Karlberg, Martin; Klang, Nina; Andersson, Filip; Hancock, Kirsten; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Kearney, Christopher; Galanti, Maria Rosaria – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
While individual and family factors behind students' school absenteeism are well-researched, fewer studies have addressed school climate factors. This study investigated the association between school climate in Swedish schools and students' absenteeism. A multi-informant survey of school climate was conducted in 101 schools and analysed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Educational Environment, Correlation
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Bakke, Ingrid Bårdsdatter; Hooley, Tristram – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
Norway is reforming its career guidance system. This article explores how these reforms are experienced in schools around Norway, and attends to the way in which the concept of "career" is understood. There is a difference between an "everyday" and a scholarly understanding of the concept, between seeing it as hierarchical, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Careers, Adolescents
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Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Hautamäki, Jarkko – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
Finland is known for its high-performing educational system, but local assessments have shown that performance has declined during the past decade. We report the results of nationally representative learning to learn assessments in which 15-year-olds took an identical test in the same schools in 2001, 2012 and 2017. The results show that the level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Learning Processes, Student Evaluation
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Virinkoski, Riitta; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Eklund, Kenneth; Aro, Mikko – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
This study investigated special educational needs (SEN) teachers' (n = 29) assessment practices and the accuracy of their ratings of the students' (M age = 12.75 years, n = 55) skill levels in reading fluency and reading comprehension. Teachers rated their sixth grade students' fluency and comprehension on a three-point scale, and the students…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Identification, Reading Difficulties, Grade 6
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Leite, Lais Oliveira; Go, Wooryeon; Havu-Nuutinen, Sari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
This work investigated the processes of teacher informal learning focused on building positive teacher-pupil interaction. The conceptual framework "Teacher professional agency for learning" was merged with the "Teaching through interaction" model to compound the exploratory framework of this study: "Teachers learn by…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Informal Education
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Walldén, Robert – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
This contribution explores how subject positions and perspectives are negotiated in the discursive practices of teaching social studies. The study involved a teacher and a group of second-language learners in Grade 6, the data being gathered by observations, voice recordings, and collection of teaching materials throughout seven weeks. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Minorities, Grade 6, Second Language Learning
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Goldschmidt-Gjerløw, Beate – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
This article explores teaching practice concerning sexual harassment and abuse in Norwegian upper secondary schools based on phone interviews with 64 social studies teachers. This study portrays great variation in what extent teachers address these issues and discusses how this variation can be understood considering teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Sex Education, Teaching Methods
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Nordholm, Daniel; Nihlfors, Elisabet; Arnqvist, Anders – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
The aim of this article is to analyze the perceptions on the local school and further education in the local community from a school leader's perspective. Another aim is to explore characteristics of sparsely populated rural areas. Data were derived from a survey on Swedish school leaders (n = 1,270). The results show significant variances between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Rural Schools, Rural Areas
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Arensmeier, Cecilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
In Sweden, compulsory school grades determine admission to upper-secondary school. The article maps grading outcomes in compulsory school for 1990-2017, when three different grading scales were used, in terms of students' distribution across grading steps. Statistics of grades for all Swedish grade 9 students (all school subjects) are used.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Academic Failure, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Maaranen, Katriina; Afdal, Hilde Wågsås – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
In this study, we explore teachers' professional space as an alternative to, and/or expansion of earlier conceptualizations of teacher autonomy. Professional space is here understood both as an objective space with e.g., physical, juridical, economic features, and as the teachers' subjective negotiation of this objective space, where teachers are…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Professional Autonomy, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
Tracking pupils based on their abilities or other aptitudes is a common practice in many countries. In Finland, selective classes with a special emphasis have become popular. The societal and individual effects of tracking are a topic of ongoing educational discussion. Tracking has been seen to increase educational inequality, but still it has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Track System (Education), Foreign Countries
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Rissanen, Inkeri – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
This study explores head teachers' and cultural brokers' views of school-Muslim parent collaboration in Finland and Sweden. The data includes semi-structured interviews with school heads (n = 20) and Muslim cultural brokers (n = 16). The theoretical background leans on the theorizing of cultural capital originating from Bourdieu and on more recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Parent School Relationship, Principals
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Vinterek, Monika; Winberg, Mikael; Tegmark, Mats; Alatalo, Tarja; Liberg, Caroline – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
Even though the importance of extensive reading practice is well documented, as are students' changing leisure-time reading habits, knowledge of how much students read at school is still limited. Therefore, this study investigates how many pages of continuous text, nonfiction as well as fiction, students in middle (Grades 4-6) and lower secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Educational Trends, Reading
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Magnusson, Camilla Gudmundsdatter – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
We know from previous research that teacher questions can influence reading comprehension development; however, we know less about the reading processes that are required of students through the use of questions. The present study examines teacher questions on texts reviewed during whole class reading comprehension instruction across 51 lessons in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Video Technology, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Teachers
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Pechmann, Philipp; Haase, Sanne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
Quality in higher education (HE) can be considered a floating signifier that lacks a stable meaning due to the many possible interpretations different actors may ascribe to it in different contexts. We investigate how policy makers employ the term quality in HE policymaking attempting to legitimize policy reforms and find that it is employed in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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