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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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Gabrielsen, Egil; Sabatini, John – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This article focuses on low-performing adult readers in the Scandinavian countries, seeking to identify and describe some of the literacy-related problems that they face. Following a presentation of the Reading Components Assessment (RCA) used in PIAAC (Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies), we provide profiles for those…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Low Achievement, Adults, Reading Skills
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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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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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Jølle, Lennart; Skar, Gustaf B. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This paper reports findings from a project called "The National Panel of Raters" (NPR) that took place within a writing test programme in Norway (2010-2016). A recent research project found individual differences between the raters in the NPR. This paper reports results from an explorative follow up-study where 63 NPR members were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Validity, Scoring, Program Descriptions
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Maelan, Ellen Nesset; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Baklien, Børge; Thurston, Miranda – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
A qualitative study conducted in four lower secondary schools in Norway explored teachers' and school principals' experiences of collaboration with a variety of extended services (ES). Particular attention was directed to the ways (if any) they perceived collaboration to be relevant to helping teachers support pupils with mental health problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Principals
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Zambrana, Imac Maria; Ogden, Terje; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Low academic achievements are predicted by early disadvantages. Because achievement gaps typically escalate with age, early efforts to prevent future academic disadvantages are called for. The current study examines whether exposure to structured pre-academic activities in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) play a compensatory role for the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children
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Opdal, Pål Anders – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
In this paper, I discuss the concepts "teaching" and "learning" and investigate the connections between them. Starting from the perspective on teaching and learning expressed in "The European Qualifications Framework" ("EQF"), I analyse three theses on the concept of teaching: the Dewey-thesis, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Educational Philosophy, Correlation
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Takala, Marjatta; Silfver, Eva; Karlsson, Yvonne; Saarinen, Minna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the different support systems used by teachers in compulsory education. Class and subject teachers and special educators from Finland (N = 57) and Sweden (N = 57) participated in the study, in which both qualitative and quantitative methods were used. Participants completed an electronic questionnaire…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Compulsory Education
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Hofverberg, Anders; Winberg, Mikael – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Achievement goal theory is one of the most widespread motivation models within education research. Strong empirical support exists for the trichotomous model, comprising mastery-approach, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance goals. However, research also indicates problems with model transferability between contexts. In this study,…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Pennanen, Matti; Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; Tynjälä, Päivi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study investigated participants' conceptions of the ideal mentor and mentee in the Finnish model of peer-group mentoring (PGM). Existing mentoring research emphasises dyadic practices, yet there is a lack of investigation of participants' roles in group mentoring. The main concepts of this inquiry were "dispositions"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Personality Traits
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Krulatz, Anna; Iversen, Jonas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This paper presents an action research project that aimed to increase opportunities for multilingual literacy engagement and identity investment for newly-arrived immigrant students in Norway. A language teacher and a researcher jointly developed a cross-curricular, multilingual module focusing on identity texts written in three languages:…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Norwegian
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Brosens, Dorien; De Donder, Liesbeth; Smetcoren, An-Sofie; Dury, Sarah – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
To gain insight into the educational opportunities for European foreign national prisoners, an online survey was distributed among educational providers and prison managers (N = 108). The results demonstrate that courses for learning domestic languages are most frequently offered. Other educational courses mostly relate to primary education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Nationals, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Administrator Attitudes
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Vehkakoski, Tanja M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study offers detailed observational analyses of how teachers use optimism as an instructional resource when responding to students' failure expectation displays in classroom situations. The results were based on video-recordings of 25 lessons in two Finnish part-time special education settings, analysed by means of applied conversation…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Negative Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Positive Attitudes
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Löfström, Erika; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine ethics in doctoral supervision, and to analyse whether ethical issues in doctoral supervision relate to doctoral experience, and if they do, how. It focused on doctoral students and explored the relationships between ethical issues in doctoral supervision and attrition intentions, research engagement,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Doctoral Programs
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