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Midtsundstad, Jorunn H.; Langfeldt, Gjert – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This paper is designed to contribute to the discussion on how to conceptualise and study contextual influence in local school development. We propose a theoretical framework and an empirical illustration to supplement former research on rural school research. Focusing on what the school perceives as important in its community may explain why…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Municipalities, Foreign Countries
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Helakorpi, Jenni; Lappalainen, Sirpa; Mietola, Reetta – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The article examines policies intended to promote the basic education of Roma and Traveller minorities in Finland, Sweden, and Norway by analysing key national Roma and Traveller policy (n = 5) and education policy documents (n = 3). Analysis shows how the Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian Roma policies translate the general policy aims of improving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Educational Policy
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Karseth, Berit; Møller, Jorunn – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The paper aims to analyse how pupils' equal educational opportunities are warranted. We focus on how regulations of adapted education and the right to special needs education provide school leaders' and teachers' room for discretionary decision-making, how it is interpreted and how discretionary power is justified. The paper draws on findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Selvik, Sabreen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Worldwide, domestic violence forces many mothers with their children into refuges for abused women. Some children experience multiple residential relocations and continual schooling disruption. Limited research exists exploring these children's school experiences. This article examines their strategies at school. Data were collected in qualitative…
Descriptors: Females, Family Violence, Mothers, Grounded Theory
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Hansson, Åse; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The aim was to investigate the effects of school mobility on achievement in compulsory school in Sweden for children in out-of-home care (OHC) and not in OHC (NOHC). Register data on background variables from four birth cohorts in the cohort-sequential longitudinal project ETF was relied upon, along with student performance on a test of cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Academic Achievement, Foster Care
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Takala, Marjatta; Silfver, Eva; Karlsson, Yvonne; Saarinen, Minna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the different support systems used by teachers in compulsory education. Class and subject teachers and special educators from Finland (N = 57) and Sweden (N = 57) participated in the study, in which both qualitative and quantitative methods were used. Participants completed an electronic questionnaire…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Compulsory Education
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Svensson, Malin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines challenges experienced by teachers of asylum-seeking pupils in Sweden, where the right to education is part of a policy of promoting "normal life" during the asylum process. A theoretical framework contributed a deepened understanding of the teachers' experiences as street-level bureaucrats. Interviews indicated…
Descriptors: Refugees, Public Policy, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Jahnke, Isa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study provides new insights into Swedish teachers' didactical designs when handling two contemporary challenges regarding the new national curriculum and the increasing digitalisation of schools through one-to-one computing initiatives. The research questions consider how teachers organise physical and digital resources in their classrooms as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, National Curriculum, Computer Uses in Education
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Šupule, Inese; Søholt, Susanne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Rural depopulation, decreasing numbers of children, and general centralization, combined with high expectations for education, are factors that challenge rural communities and school structures in both Latvia and Norway. The aim of this article is to compare the role of the municipality and other levels of governance in making decisions on school…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Municipalities, Comparative Analysis, Public Officials
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Volckmar, Nina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
It has been a key goal to achieve equity in education in Australia and Norway over the last 50 years. This article offers a historical case-oriented comparative analysis of the promotion of equity in education in these 2 countries. While equity in education is primarily understood as students' learning outcomes in national and international tests,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Comparative Education, Case Studies, Educational Practices
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Strietholt, Rolf; Scherer, Ronny – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The present paper aims to discuss how data from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) can be utilized and combined, even with other existing data sources, in order to monitor educational outcomes and study the effectiveness of educational systems. We consider different purposes of linking data, namely, extending outcomes measures,…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Group Testing, Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures
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Hultén, Magnus; Larsson, Bo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to contribute to an increased understanding of the flipped classroom movement. A total of 7 teachers working in school years 4-9 and who both actively flipped their classrooms and had been early adopters in this movement were interviewed. Two research questions were posed: "What characterizes flipped classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Classroom Techniques, Interviews
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Gerrevall, Per – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Induction programmes including assessments of suitability were introduced in Sweden 2011 and were in use for three years. The purpose of this study is to examine the conditions for and the consequences of giving the induction programme a gatekeeper function to the teaching profession. The empirical basis consists of a web-based survey, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Online Surveys, Teaching (Occupation)
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Chong, Pei Wen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Borrowing the lens of Finnish education policymakers, this article aims at dissecting the Finnish conception of inclusion and its approach in constructing an inclusive "special" education system as set against the wider debates and practices that shed different lights on the meaning and viability of inclusion. The discussion explores the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Lytje, Martin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In the 1980s, Norwegian researchers pioneered efforts towards developing school support for bereaved children. Eighteen years later, a Danish approach was created based on these foundations. This article explores the Danish school bereavement response plans (b-plans) and investigates their ability to support both teachers and bereaved children.…
Descriptors: Grief, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Individual Needs
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