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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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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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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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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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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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Korp, Helena; Sjöberg, Lena; Thorsen, Cecilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Swedish compulsory school, individual development plans (IDPs) are mandatory for all students up to 6th grade. The purpose is to summarize and facilitate pupils' learning and tune instruction to national standards. In this study, 233 IDPs drawn up for 5th grade pupils were analyzed with focus on qualities that have been found to impact…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Høgheim, Sigve; Reber, Rolf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to examine gender differences in mathematics interest. In a sample of middle school students (N = 366), we examined mathematics interest as a trait (i.e., individual interest) and as a current state (i.e., situational interest) during a learning activity in mathematics. Assessment of perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Middle School Students, Student Interests, Mathematics
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Kikas, Eve – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study examined the longitudinal associations between children's perceptions of parental involvement in math homework (control and support) and their math performance and motivation (task-persistent homework behavior and math self-concept). Children (n = 512) reported their perceptions concerning parental involvement in sixth-grade math…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Foreign Countries
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Lundberg, Erik; Abdelzadeh, Ali – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
School is often ranked highly among social agents that are central to the development of various citizenship values and norms in younger members of society. In this paper, we examined the impact of two dimensions of school climate on changes in social trust among adolescents over time, namely relationships and safety. Using a series of latent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Attitude Change, Trust (Psychology), Adolescents
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Smedsrud, Jørgen; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Idsøe, Ella Maria; Ulvund, Stein Erik; Idsøe, Thormod; Lang-Ree, Ole Christian – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research regarding highly intelligent adolescents in Scandinavia is scarce. We know little about highly intelligent adolescents' experiences with the school-system and how they experience their social relationships and relationships with their teachers. We used survey and test data from approximately 16,000 respondents from the Norwegian Armed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intelligence, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Elklit, Ask; Michelsen, Liv; Murphy, Siobhan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The association between child maltreatment (CM) and educational outcomes have been well documented. However, there is a paucity of research that explores the association between different types of maltreatment and other school problems that may affect the educational outcomes of maltreated children. This study examined the association between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Abuse, Correlation, Attention
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Wedman, Jonathan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Gender fairness in testing can be impeded by the presence of differential item functioning (DIF), which potentially causes test bias. In this study, the presence and causes of gender-related DIF were investigated with real data from 800 items answered by 250,000 test takers. DIF was examined using the Mantel-Haenszel and logistic regression…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Entrance Examinations, Test Items, Vocabulary
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Li, Shupin; Hietajärvi, Lauri; Palonen, Tuire; Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Hakkarainen, Kai – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of the study was to assess adolescents' participation in various socio-digital activities by using a self-report questionnaire, a social networking questionnaire, and interviews. The participants (n = 253) were grade 6-9 students from a multicultural lower-secondary school in Finland. Three profiles of socio-digital participation were…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Questionnaires, Friendship, Gender Differences
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Aune, Tore Kristian; Pedersen, Arve Vorland; Ingvaldsen, Rolf Petter; Dalen, Terje – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The relative age effect (RAE) refers to that children born early in their year of birth show higher performance compared to children born late in the same cohort. The present study evaluated whether RAE exists within non-competitive physical education (PE) attainments, change in RAE magnitude with age, and possible gender differences. The results…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers
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Berisha, Anna-Kaisa; Seppänen, Piia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The Finnish comprehensive school system is regularly referred to as a uniform and "no-tracking". In this article, we show with novel urban case data in Finland that school performance differed significantly between schools, most strikingly between school classes, and was connected to the school's selectiveness in pupil admission. A…
Descriptors: Urban Education, School Choice, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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