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Hofslundsengen, Hilde; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Hagtvet, Bente Eriksen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aimed to enhance our knowledge of the constituent variables affecting invented writing skills in 5-year-olds by investigating the concurrent relationships among home literacy, underlying language skills, and invented writing. The study comprised 111 Norwegian-speaking children (mean age: 5.7 years; 58 girls) and their parents. The…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family Environment, Language Skills, Preschool Children
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Myrberg, Eva; Johansson, Stefan; Rosén, Monica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between teacher specialization and the reading achievement of fourth-grade students in Sweden. The empirical base is data from PIRLS 2011. The main method of analysis is a two-level regression. Results revealed a positive relationship between reading achievement and teacher education relevant for subject…
Descriptors: Correlation, Specialization, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience
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McIntosh, James – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines whether the way that PISA models item outcomes in mathematics affects the validity of its country rankings. As an alternative to PISA methodology a two-parameter model is applied to PISA mathematics item data from Canada and Finland for the year 2012. In the estimation procedure item difficulty and dispersion parameters are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Stenseth, Tonje; Strømsø, Helge I. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
When navigating through the vast amount of information that we encounter in our everyday lives, we constantly make decisions concerning what information to read more closely and what information to disregard. Consideration of the relevance and trustworthiness of information sources facilitates those decisions. In the present study, we interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Critical Reading, Information Sources
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Williams, P.; Sheridan, S.; Pramling Samuelsson, I. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study explores how group size influences children's conditions for wellbeing, learning and development in preschool in relation to the intentions in the revised (2010) Swedish preschool curriculum. The study is based on qualitative methods generated from interviews and open-ended questions in a questionnaire. Group size is dependent on three…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Child Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Sivenbring, Jennie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present article is concerned with how Swedish students in the last year of comprehensive school make sense and use of educational assessments of their school performance. Based on interviews with 28 students in Year 9, "talk about assessments" is analysed using a discourse analytical approach inspired by Michel Foucault's theories.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes
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Anspal, Tiina; Leijen, Äli; Löfström, Erika – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This paper describes a 2-year follow-up study on teacher identity development in different types of teacher education programmes. Teacher identity development was analysed with a focus on student teachers' views of teacher's roles and tensions experienced during their studies. Student teachers (n = 20) were interviewed at the beginning and end of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Student Teachers, Professional Identity
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Meriläinen, Matti; Kõiv, Kristi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the features of bullying in Estonian universities. In the spring of 2014, 864 faculty members answered our e-mail questionnaire. This questionnaire was based on the Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-R22); eight additional items dealt with sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and work-related malpractice.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Work Environment
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Arnesen, Anne; Braeken, Johan; Ogden, Terje; Melby-Lervåg, Monica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Social functioning and reading proficiency are critical for success in school and society. Therefore, identifying children with such problems is important. This study had 2 parts: first, a random sample of 234 elementary schools was surveyed about which instruments they use to assess reading proficiency and social functioning. Second, a systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
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Böök, Marja Leena; Mykkänen, Johanna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article focuses on parents' construction of and emotions in their everyday lives. The study brings into focus the meanings in the foreground of everyday life, while also revealing new insights into cultural beliefs and prejudices. Interviews were conducted with five nuclear and four divorced families, and each participant (N = 18) was…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Emotional Response, Divorce
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Hoff, Hild Elisabeth – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The work presented here is a qualitative study of socio-cultural approaches to literary texts in a selection of upper secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms in Norway. The article explores opportunities and challenges related to the fostering of competent "intercultural readers" in foreign language (FL) educational…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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van den Bogaart, Antoine C. M.; Mazereeuw, Marco; Hummel, Hans G. K.; Kirschner, Paul A. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A characteristic of being a professional is the internalisation of the collective professional theory (CPT)--the shared insights of professionals. Problems arise when different opinions stemming from professionals' personal professional theories (PPTs) obscure a CPT's content. This study argues that cooperating professionals' CPTs form a so-called…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Correlation, Accounting, Teacher Attitudes
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Nordvall, Henrik; Fridolfsson, Charlotte – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to explore the contemporary role of the folk high school as an educational pathway for Swedish MPs. Statistics from the folk high school register at Statistics Sweden are analysed. In summary, there are still quite a large number of former folk high school participants in the Swedish parliament (27%, 2014). The MPs' folk…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Public Officials, School Role
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Neycheva, Mariya; Joensen, Kári – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study evaluates Mankiw, Romer and Weil's augmented neoclassical growth model with human capital for Iceland. Moreover, we differentiate between the impact of upper-secondary and tertiary education. Both unrestricted and restricted regressions show that human capital stimulates real GDP per capita changes. The value of the elasticity of output…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Human Capital, Foreign Countries
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