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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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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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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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Zambrana, Imac Maria; Ogden, Terje; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Low academic achievements are predicted by early disadvantages. Because achievement gaps typically escalate with age, early efforts to prevent future academic disadvantages are called for. The current study examines whether exposure to structured pre-academic activities in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) play a compensatory role for the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children
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Opdal, Pål Anders – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
In this paper, I discuss the concepts "teaching" and "learning" and investigate the connections between them. Starting from the perspective on teaching and learning expressed in "The European Qualifications Framework" ("EQF"), I analyse three theses on the concept of teaching: the Dewey-thesis, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Educational Philosophy, Correlation
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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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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Tholin, Jörgen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Swedish compulsory school, students can choose to study a modern language in addition to English, i.e., French, Spanish, or German. Since 1994, instruction time for modern languages has been extended, the learning objectives have been made more attainable, and national assessment materials have been introduced. The government made these changes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), French
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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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Hultin, H.; Eichas, K.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Dimitrova, R.; Karlberg, M.; Galanti, M.R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Previous studies indicate that school climate is important for student health and academic achievement. This study concerns the validity and reliability of the student edition a Swedish instrument for measuring pedagogical and social school climate (PESOC). Data were collected from 5,745 students at 97 Swedish secondary schools. Multilevel…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Test Validity
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Lerang, Maren Stahl; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K.; Havik, Trude – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aimed to investigate students' perceptions of classroom interaction and goal orientation in association with academic achievement, school non-attendance, and disobedience among students in lower-secondary schools. The sample contained 1975 students from grades 8-10 (age 14-16) in 11 Norwegian lower-secondary schools. The results…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Sezer, Baris; Abay, Ece – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of the flipped classroom method on the academic achievement of medical students in the Good Medical Practice Program, collect data on the students' opinions of this method, and offer solutions to some of the most commonly cited problems in the literature regarding its use. The research design…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Medical Students
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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Blömeke, Sigrid – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim is to describe the development of achievement in compulsory school in the Nordic countries from the 1960s. The study relies on published results concerning literacy and numeracy from the international large-scale assessments between 1964 and 2012. Among others, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) for most countries, a small but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Educational Development, Educational Trends
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Virtanen, T. E.; Lerkkanen, M.-K.; Poikkeus, A.-M.; Kuorelahti, M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Self-ratings of behavioural engagement, cognitive engagement and school burnout were used in person-centred analyses to identify latent profiles among 2,485 Finnish lower-secondary school students. Three profiles were identified: high-engagement/low-burnout (40.6% of the sample), average-engagement/average-burnout (53.9%), and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Burnout, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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