ERIC Number: EJ1203284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Individual Development Plans in the Swedish Comprehensive School: Supporting High Quality Learning and Equity, or Rote Learning and Social Reproduction?
Korp, Helena; Sjöberg, Lena; Thorsen, Cecilia
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v63 n2 p229-244 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 students' learning and learner identities. The results show that the IDPs rarely display the qualities that would make them effective as tools for enhancing students' learning, and that there is a gender difference in the quality of the documents, as well as differences regarding the pupils' academic background.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Compulsory Education, National Standards, Self Concept, Gender Differences, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Individual Development, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Immigrants, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden