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Prøitz, Tine S.; Nordin, Andreas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Discursively learning outcomes have been embedded within an education-policy context characterised by a shift from teaching to learning. In the dominant education policy discourse, learning outcomes have come to play an important role in education whose emphasis is more on product than process, which by its critics have been characterised as…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Learning Processes, Educational Philosophy
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Stray, Janicke Heldal; Wood, Bronwyn – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
While a number of studies have established the growing role impact PISA has had on national education policy, much less is known about the global-local recontextualization of policy transfer, and the role of national policy officials. Through interviews with key policy officials in Norway and New Zealand, the study revealed a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Holen, Solveig; Lødding, Berit; Helgøy, Ingrid; Homme, Anne Dåsvatn – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Despite great attention and numerous efforts across countries to reduce school dropout, it remains a persistent challenge. One such initiative, named New Possibilities, launched by the Norwegian Ministry in 2010, was a nationwide, flexible program aimed at providing intensive training to poor achievers during the last months of 10th grade, before…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Educational Attainment
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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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Nielsen, Mathias Wullum – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study investigates how Denmark, Norway, and Sweden approach issues of gender equality in research differently. Based on a comparative document analysis of gender equality activities in six Scandinavian universities, together with an examination of the legislative and political frameworks surrounding these activities, the article provides new…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research
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Hall, Jeffrey Brooks – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
State school inspection creates expectations in the interface between transnational ideas and national policy contexts. This article investigates how inspectors and education directors understand and reformulate their regulatory roles in relation to the new framework for school inspection policy in Norway. Using data from the LEX-EL project,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Inspection, Secondary Education
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Imsen, Gunn; Blossing, Ulf; Moos, Lejf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The Nordic Education Model was an important part of the social democratic welfare state for many years in the second half of the 20th century. Since the millennium, transnational agencies have drawn education from the realm of politics into a global market place by advocating strategies such as efficiency, competition, decentralisation, governing…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Efficiency
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Garthus-Niegel, Kristian; Oppedal, Brit; Vike, Halvard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Education has continuously been regarded as a vital tool in Norwegian policymakers' immigrant integration agendas. This study analyzes semantic structures substantiating the policy language of historical Norwegian immigrant education policies from their inception in 1973 until today (2013). The analysis is framed by Kronenfeld's linguistic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Social Systems, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Prøitz, Tine Sophie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Learning outcomes can be considered to be a key concept in a changing education policy landscape, enhancing aspects such as benchmarking and competition. Issues relating to concepts of performance have a long history of debate within the field of education. Today, the concept of learning outcomes has become central in education policy development,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Budgets
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Krumsvik, Rune Johan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This position paper focuses on how the new national curriculum for school and the new general plan for teacher education in Norway change the underlying premises for teaching and learning in today's teacher education. This has become particularly pressing as a result of the new educational reform "Knowledge Promotion" in schools, whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competencies
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Baeck, Unn-Doris Karlsen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Sociology of education in Norway has traditionally been preoccupied with the classic problems related to education and the reproduction of social inequality. As the general social scientific and political focus on inequality decreased, the sociology of education also became less visible. At the same time, the sociology of youth evolved, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Sociology, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Opheim, V. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
In 2002 the student finance system in Norway went through a major restructuring. The changes included an increase in student support and an introduction of progression-dependent grants. Using two student welfare surveys conducted in 1998 and 2005, the paper analyses the effect of the changes on the students. The analysis compares the risk of study…
Descriptors: Incentives, Student Welfare, Social Differences, Loan Repayment
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Haugen, Cecilie Ronning – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
Nationally and internationally equity in education has become a key goal. In Norway, a White Paper has been tabled to address how equity can be improved through education. In this paper the pedagogic and knowledge orientation of the initiatives are analyzed and discussed in relation to two models of equity: "equity through equality" and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Cultural Pluralism
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Hansen, Hanne Foss – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Current educational evaluation is institutionalized as an element in national educational policy in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. This article analyses how higher education and primary and lower secondary education have adopted and institutionalized educational evaluation. The analysis shows similarities and differences in organizing and practicing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment, Educational Research
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