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Traetteberg, Håkon – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Democratic user control is a hallmark of Scandinavian schools, but also of other services of the Scandinavian welfare states. This article studies variations in parental control and influences in public and non-public schools. In addition, how the use of different governance tools inspired by markets affects user control is analyzed. The empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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Asplund, Stig-Börje; Kilbrink, Nina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This article focuses on vocational learning in technical vocational education in upper-secondary school, with a special focus on the object of learning to weld. A concrete teaching situation where the learning object to weld is the focus of the interaction between a vocational teacher and an upper-secondary student was documented by a video camera…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary Education, Welding, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Agevall, Lena; Broberg, Pernilla; Umans, Timurs – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This paper explores whether and in what way "dual learning" can develop understanding of the relationship between structure/judgement and explores audit student's perceptions of the audit profession. The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) module, serving as a tool of enabling dual learning, represents the context for this exploration. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Accounting
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Björklund, Camilla – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This is an empirical inquiry concerning children's concept development and early mathematics teaching. The intention is to broaden the understanding of preschool children's perceptions of the concept "half" (as 1 of 2 equal parts of a whole), in designed mathematics teaching settings. Three teachers working with 4-5-year-old children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Instruction
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Frost, Jørgen; Ottem, Ernst – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The Myself-As-a-Learner scale (MALS) has been constructed to assess academic self-concept (Burden, R. L. [2000]. "The Myself As a Learner Scale." Birmingham: Imaginative Minds; Burden, R. L. [2012]. "The Myself As a Learner Scale" [2nd ed.]. Cognitive Education Development Centre, Graduate School of Education, University of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Control Groups, Vocabulary Development, Experimental Groups
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Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria; Korppi, Aino; Moate, Josephine; Nyman, Tarja – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Teaching is recognised as an emotional practice. Studies have highlighted the importance of teachers' emotional literacy in the development of pupils' emotional skills, the central position of emotions in teachers' ways of knowing, and in their professional development. This longitudinal study draws on a dialogic understanding of emotion to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Emotional Development
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Kultti, Anne; Pramling, Niklas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study investigates how 6- to 7-year-old children in a bilingual preschool together with their teachers take on the challenge of translating the lyrics to a children's song from Finnish to English. With an interest in how translation activities can engage children in communication and metacommunication, and facilitate the development of…
Descriptors: Singing, Metalinguistics, Translation, Bilingualism
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Reichenberg, Olof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this article is to identify the mechanisms behind the occurrence of teaching practices of seatwork and recitation across lessons. The study is based on an analysis of 74 video recorded lessons from 4 school classes in Swedish comprehensive schools during 2013. Firstly, the results suggest that teaching practices such as seatwork…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Regression (Statistics), Video Technology
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Skovholt, Karianne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This article reports a case study on classroom interaction in teacher education in Norway. It addresses how teacher students in the school subject Norwegian constitute scientific talk in a student-led discussion. First, the analysis reveals tension in the classroom conversation between "mundane talk"--that is, where students make claims…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication
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Alemanji, Aminkeng Atabong; Mafi, Boby – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In doing antiracism education there is a risk that it can in effect reinforce the very racialisation it is supposed to fight against. This paradox becomes a formidable challenge given the ubiquity of race in contemporary ways of knowing and ways of being for both its subjects and its objects: more so in an era of "racism without race," a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Multicultural Education, Racial Attitudes
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With, Mari Lande – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Concerns about the status of the teaching profession are widespread. In this paper, the social selection to teacher education is compared with the social selection to other higher education courses in Norway from 1975 to 2010. This comparison can shed light on changes in the status of teaching relative to other types of higher education. Using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Analysis, Student Recruitment
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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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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Yang Hansen, Kajsa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The main aim of this study was to investigate the development of the correlation between family education and student achievement in Sweden, which previous research has found to be stable, in spite of increasing school segregation and widening differences in levels of achievement between schools. Based on register data for populations of graduates…
Descriptors: Educational History, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Holen, Solveig; Waaktaar, Trine; Sagatun, Åse – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
There is increasing awareness of the challenges that young people who do not complete upper-secondary school may encounter. The aim of the current study was to investigate teacher-student relationship as a possible mechanism to reduce the associations between mental health problems, grades, and subsequent noncompletion. Mental health problems and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Prevention, Teacher Student Relationship, Mental Disorders
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