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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Rundgren, Carl-Johan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Based on the EU FP 7 project, PROFILES, this article presents our findings from a three-round Delphi study conducted in Sweden that aimed at establishing a consensus on how science education should be developed for citizens to enhance civic scientific literacy. A total of 100 stakeholders (9th graders, school teachers, scientists, and science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Delphi Technique, Science Education
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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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Peterson, Helen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This article highlights the multifaceted character of the Swedish higher education sector and investigates senior academic management positions from a gender perspective using theories about an academic prestige economy and academic capitalism. The focus is on an aspect often overseen in research on Swedish academia: the distinction between…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Social Status, Foreign Countries, College Administration
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Svartdal, Frode – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Procrastination has been defined in different ways. Two instruments--the Irrational Procrastination Scale (IPS) and the Pure Procrastination Scale (PPS)--focus on a core problem in procrastination--the irrational delay of intended behavior. The present paper examined the psychometric properties of the Norwegian translations of these scales. In…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Correlation, Factor Structure, Translation
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Näykki, Piia; Järvenoja, Hanna; Järvelä, Sanna; Kirschner, Paul – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this process-oriented video-observation study is to explore how groups that perform differently differ in terms of the number, quality, and temporal variation of their content-level (knowledge co-construction) and meta-level (monitoring) activities. Five groups of teacher education students (n = 22) were observed throughout a 3-month…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Cooperative Learning, Pretests Posttests, Video Technology
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Wennergren, Ann-Christine; Blossing, Ulf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Students represent the majority of the people in a school organisation, but are rarely considered as participants in literature on professional learning communities (PLC). This article explored a PLC with the legitimate participation of students in the classroom. Data was based on interviews with 11 teachers. Community of practice theory provides…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Brekke, Idunn; Reisel, Liza – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This article examines the relationship between birthweight, adolescent health (general health and psychological distress) and high school completion in Norway, using survey data linked to longitudinal registry data (n = 5,354). The findings show that the positive association between birthweight and high school completion can be attributed to…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Adolescents, Correlation, Graduation
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Brevik, Lisbeth M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This qualitative study examines a reading comprehension strategy use in English as a second language in upper-secondary schools one year after teachers participated in a professional development course. The data comprises observations, teacher narratives, and student interviews. A key finding is that the teachers used a repertoire of strategies…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language)
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Knekta, Eva – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study investigated changes in reported test-taking motivation from a low-stakes to a high-stakes test and if there are differences in reported test-taking motivation between school classes. A questionnaire including scales assessing reported effort, expectancies, perceived importance, interest, and test anxiety was administered to a sample of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Test Wiseness, Grade 9, Tests
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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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Hyytinen, Heidi; Löfström, Erika; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The present study aimed to identify difficulties in writing at the beginning of educational science programmes in the Finnish Open University by analysing the students' written argumentation and use of sources at the textual level. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. The results showed that many students began their…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Academic Discourse, Open Universities, Qualitative Research
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Volckmar, Nina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The children's parade, the use of national flags and school banners are key features in the celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day. This article provides a historical analysis of the origin of the school banner and its emergence and development into a living and popular tradition from the late-nineteenth century. This article shows how the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Institutional Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Holidays
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From, Tuuli; Sahlström, Fritjof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Finland is a bilingual country with 2 national languages, Finnish and Swedish. The Swedish-speaking school institution aims to protect the minority language by maintaining a monolingual school space. In this article, the construction of linguistic and ethnic difference in educational discourse and practice related to the national languages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Swedish, Finno Ugric Languages
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Ahlholm, Maria; Grünthal, Satu; Harjunen, Elina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
On the basis of one teaching project carried out in a school, this article discusses collaborative writing in wiki platforms. It aims to find out what wiki reveals about pupils' knowledge construction, creation, and division and their collaborative writing skills. In this project, wiki is treated as a useful tool for analyzing these processes…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Writing Skills
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Quinto Romani, A.; Klausen, T. B. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
It has been claimed that physical activity has a positive effect on not only health but also on school performance. Using data from a randomised school-intervention study, this paper investigates whether different interventions promoting physical activity affect school performance in primary school children. The results indicate that on average,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Academic Achievement, Intervention
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