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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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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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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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Tilga, Henri; Hein, Vello; Koka, Andre; Hagger, Martin S. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), this cross-sectional study tested relations of students' perceptions of autonomy-supportive and controlling behaviour from teachers in physical education with students' health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and the potential role of students' perceived need satisfaction and need frustration as a…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Health Behavior, Self Determination, Student Attitudes
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Lorentzen, Marte – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This article studies differences in teachers' and teacher specialists' perspectives of a newly introduced teacher specialist role in Norway. It is known that the emergence of specialised teachers challenges the egalitarian norms of the profession. However, there is a lack of insight into teachers' perspectives of these roles and the nuances of…
Descriptors: Specialists, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Role Perception
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Paulsrud, David; Wermke, Wieland – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This article presents the results from a survey investigating 708 Swedish and 1583 Finnish teachers' perceived autonomy with a focus on the teachers' perceptions of who makes the most important decisions in school. Teacher autonomy is seen as exercised at different levels; by teachers individually in the classroom or by teachers as a collective in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes
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Rajaleid, Kristiina; Brolin Låftman, Sara; Modin, Bitte – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
We assessed whether the level of time-pressure reported by a school's teachers is predictive of student bullying perpetration. We combined data from two surveys conducted in 129 schools in 2016: the Stockholm School Survey performed among students in grades 9 and 11 (n = 10,668), and the Stockholm Teacher Survey carried out among senior level…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Role, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Students
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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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Solem, Marit Skarbø; Skovholt, Karianne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines teacher formulations in teacher-fronted whole class interactions. Using conversation analysis (CA), we have analysed topic talk between teachers and students (12-16 years old) in Norwegian classrooms. We have identified three sub-groups of teacher formulations-transforming, challenging, and summarising formulations. We show…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Englund, Hans; Frostenson, Magnus; Beime, Kristina S. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Critical educational literature suggests that an increased reliance upon neoliberally inspired management technologies transforms the very foundations from which images of the ideal teacher are constructed. The purpose of this paper is to add to this literature by (i) identifying and analysing a number of "theoretical qualities"…
Descriptors: Accountability, Neoliberalism, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Westergård, Elsa; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K.; Rafaelsen, Frank – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Observations seem particularly susceptible to rater error due to the level of subjectivity involved in assessment. Thus, the present paper aims to investigate: (1) inter-rater agreement (IRA) using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System -- Secondary version (CLASS-S) and (2) the CLASS-S factor structure in a Norwegian context. Inter-rater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Secondary School Students
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Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to gain a better understanding of the Finnish national curriculum reform by examining how the educational practitioners, at the district level, orchestrate the shared sense-making concerning the reform work in their school districts. Qualitative focus group data was collected from 12 groups, throughout Finland, that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, School Districts
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Hultin, H.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Eichas, K.; Karlberg, M.; Grosin, L.; Galanti, M. R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study investigated the psychometric properties of a teacher-reported version of a Swedish school climate instrument called the Pedagogical and Social Climate (PESOC), which consists of 95 items covering cultural, structural and social factors. A sample of 348 teachers from 19 Swedish secondary schools was used. Multilevel confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Educational Environment
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Struyve, Charlotte; Hannes, Karin; Meredith, Chloé; Vandecandelaere, Machteld; Gielen, Sarah; De Fraine, Bieke – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Special needs care has taken on a substantial evolution within education. Special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) are no longer considered to provide individual guidance to students but to support and professionalize regular teachers in fulfilling special needs care in their classroom. In doing so, they act as teacher leaders. Many…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Special Needs Students, Administrator Responsibility, Principals
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