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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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Mäkelä, Marja-Liisa; Kalalahti, Mira – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This article concentrates on the transition from comprehensive school to the upper secondary level from the viewpoint of migrant background girls. Emphasis is on understanding the "bounded agency" and the ways in which gender and family background are expressed in the modalities of the agency. Previous studies show that ethnic minorities…
Descriptors: Females, Immigrants, Secondary School Students, Student Adjustment
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Jenset, Inga Staal – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Worldwide, scholars and policymakers emphasise the importance of basing teacher education in practice. Scholars have therefore suggested to extend the amount of fieldwork. Still, research has shown that the fieldwork component in teacher education of variable quality. During the last 10 years, an increasing body of research has thus emphasised…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Cross Cultural Studies, Course Descriptions
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Hakvoort, Ilse; Larsson, Kristoffer; Lundström, Agneta – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Scholars in the field of conflict resolution in schools theoretically argued that minor distractions and disturbances are conflicts. In the present study, we refer to them as emerging conflicts. The study has been carried out within the phenomenographic research tradition and used semi-structured interviews. We addressed the professionals -- the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Rissanen, Inkeri – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study examines negotiations on Muslims' inclusive citizenship in Finnish and Swedish comprehensive schools. The data include interviews with Muslim parents and Muslim teachers (n = 8 in both countries), who serve as cultural brokers in public schools and mediate negotiations on the terms of inclusion. The study utilizes the notion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Citizenship, Public Schools
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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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Hennerdal, Pontus; Malmberg, Bo; Andersson, Eva K. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Based on the wide-ranging liberal reforms introduced in the early 1990s, Sweden has become one of the most prominent realizations of Milton Friedman's proposal for market-based schooling. From 1991 to 2012, the percentage of Swedish ninth-grade students attending independent, voucher-financed, private schools increased from 2.8% to 14.2%. A recent…
Descriptors: Competition, Academic Achievement, Individual Differences, Foreign Countries
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Vallberg Roth, Ann-Christine – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This paper addresses national concern about teaching in preschool, building on the challenges, opportunities, and requirements facing today's preschools due to the higher expected level of preschool assignments. The aim is to build knowledge of how preschool teachers and managers from 10 Swedish municipalities characterise preschool teaching. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Dannow, Maria Cabo; Esbjørn, Barbara Hoff; Risom, Sophie Wollny – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
School absenteeism is an understudied field, and little is known about youths' and parents' perceptions of the problem. We examined the experiences of three youths with anxiety-related school absenteeism and their parents using a qualitative phenomenological approach. Results highlight the overarching domains consisting of the contribution of…
Descriptors: Attendance, Anxiety, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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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Boysen, Mikkel Snorre Wilms; Jansen, Lena Højgaard; Knage, Mathilde – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Within both society and education, economic and social entrepreneurship is considered to be of great importance. However, there appear to exist different and contradictory principles regarding the essence of this entrepreneurship. On the one hand, entrepreneurship is associated with economical concepts like competition, individual achievement and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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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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Hallsén, Stina; Nordin, Andreas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Since WWII, Sweden has had an international reputation for being modern and progressive, with schooling that provides equal opportunities for all children. Analysing local enactment of the national pursuit of modernisation in two contrasting municipalities, this paper offers new perspectives on Swedish education history beyond the image of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
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Mjelve, Liv Heidi; Ulleberg, Inger; Vonheim, Kristin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The aim of the study is to explore and develop knowledge about how educational psychological counsellors' personal and private experiences appear in their counselling practice. We conducted four focus group interviews with twelve counsellors from Educational Psychological Counselling Service. Through Thematic Analysis four themes emerged. The…
Descriptors: Educational Counseling, School Counseling, School Counselors, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Sandberg, Gunilla; Norling, Martina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The aim of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of teachers' perspectives on promoting reading and writing for pupils with various linguistic backgrounds in grade 1. Focus group interviews were conducted with 17 teachers who work in preschool classes and in grade 1. The teachers' perspectives on reading and writing can be characterised as…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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