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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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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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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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Saloviita, Timo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Positive teacher attitudes are essential for success when children with special educational needs (SEN) are placed into mainstream classrooms. The present study surveyed teachers' attitudes towards inclusion by using a large national sample and Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusion Scale (TAIS). A total of 1,764 Finnish basic-school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Jølle, Lennart; Skar, Gustaf B. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This paper reports findings from a project called "The National Panel of Raters" (NPR) that took place within a writing test programme in Norway (2010-2016). A recent research project found individual differences between the raters in the NPR. This paper reports results from an explorative follow up-study where 63 NPR members were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Validity, Scoring, Program Descriptions
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Maelan, Ellen Nesset; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Baklien, Børge; Thurston, Miranda – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
A qualitative study conducted in four lower secondary schools in Norway explored teachers' and school principals' experiences of collaboration with a variety of extended services (ES). Particular attention was directed to the ways (if any) they perceived collaboration to be relevant to helping teachers support pupils with mental health problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Principals
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Hofverberg, Anders; Winberg, Mikael – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Achievement goal theory is one of the most widespread motivation models within education research. Strong empirical support exists for the trichotomous model, comprising mastery-approach, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance goals. However, research also indicates problems with model transferability between contexts. In this study,…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Pennanen, Matti; Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; Tynjälä, Päivi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study investigated participants' conceptions of the ideal mentor and mentee in the Finnish model of peer-group mentoring (PGM). Existing mentoring research emphasises dyadic practices, yet there is a lack of investigation of participants' roles in group mentoring. The main concepts of this inquiry were "dispositions"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Personality Traits
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Krulatz, Anna; Iversen, Jonas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This paper presents an action research project that aimed to increase opportunities for multilingual literacy engagement and identity investment for newly-arrived immigrant students in Norway. A language teacher and a researcher jointly developed a cross-curricular, multilingual module focusing on identity texts written in three languages:…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Norwegian
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Vehkakoski, Tanja M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study offers detailed observational analyses of how teachers use optimism as an instructional resource when responding to students' failure expectation displays in classroom situations. The results were based on video-recordings of 25 lessons in two Finnish part-time special education settings, analysed by means of applied conversation…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Negative Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Positive Attitudes
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Lidström, Helene; Hemmingsson, Helena; Ekbladh, Elin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The aim of this study was to investigate student-environment fit and perceived need of adjustments for students in the regular upper secondary school, with and without a diagnosis. The students (n = 419) were interviewed with the assessment School Setting Interview. The results showed that for seven of the 16 items, 60% or more of the students…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Secondary School Students
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Makransky, Guido; Wandall, Jakob; Madsen, Simon Ryberg; Hood, Michelle; Creed, Peter – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Abundant research has pointed to the importance of non-cognitive skills for success in life. This paper describes the development and validation of the "UiL", designed to measure 19 non-cognitive skills that have been identified as being important for school children in Denmark. First, we describe the development of the scales, and then…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Daily Living Skills, Skill Development
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Havik, Trude; Westergård, Elsa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The current study examined the associations between students' perceptions of classroom interactions and students' emotional and behavioral engagement. Given the nested structure of the data, multilevel analyses were employed to examine these associations. A total of 1769 Norwegian fifth to tenth graders from 100 classes and 10 schools participated…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Interaction, Classroom Environment, Emotional Response
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Luukka, Emilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Although the number of studies on literature in language education has increased in the past two decades, the subject is still in need of empirical research. This case study examines literary texts, their selection, frequency, and functions in Finnish general upper-secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education. The data was collected…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dodillet, Susanne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A global demand for excellence programs and elite education for pupils identified as specially gifted has emerged in recent decades. This article provides preliminary insights into the ongoing efforts to integrate special tracks for "the best" with the egalitarian ideal of A School for All, which remains highly influential in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Secondary Schools, School Culture
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