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Country overview

...Country overview In Norway early childhood education is the first voluntary step in a long educational pathway. The Norwegian educational system is centralized, egalitarian, and has a small private sector. T. Sprague , Education in Non-EU...

Learning Sciences: Reconfiguring Authority in Teacher Education

The Struggle for Teacher Education : International Perspectives on Governance and Reforms

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction: Norwegian teacher education and pedagogikk Over the last two decades Norway has carried out three teacher education reforms (1998, 2003, 2010); a fourth reform cycle implements...

Norway

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Overview Alongside its Nordic counterparts, Norway has a leading Adult Learning System (ALS). Lifelong learning is a major pillar embedded within the Norwegian educational structure. The state...

Learning from experience as a continual process of design

Learning Teaching from Experience : Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction This chapter conceptualizes teachers’ learning from experience as a lifelong and continuous process rooted in practice. Taking part in various classroom-based activities, the teacher (or student teacher) engages...

Teachers’ storied experience

Learning Teaching from Experience : Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction In the autumn of 2009 I was invited to ‘sit in’ on three workshops in a primary school. As a response to the requirements of the new national curriculum in Norway, the municipality required teachers to participate...

Norway: New approaches to governance and leadership

Education in Non-EU Countries in Western and Southern Europe : Education Around the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction The Norwegian education model entails equal opportunities and access to the educational system regardless of social background, gender, ethnicity or geographical location. The role of educational institutions...

Norway: Formal education and its role in education and development

Education in Non-EU Countries in Western and Southern Europe : Education Around the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction Norway was established as a separate nation-state with its own Constitution in 1814, after an almost 400-year union with Denmark. Denmark ceded Norway as part of the Kiel Treaty following the Napoleonic wars...

Norway: Educational progress or stasis on the outskirts of Europe?

The Origins and Foundations of Music Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...When looking back at ideas and developments in music education, we sometimes wonder about the quality of ideas appearing at a moment so different from our own time. Sometimes our reflection might seem to be of a different kind, focusing...

Multi-Dimensional Sámi Education: Towards Culture-Sensitive Policies

Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction The content of indigenous education is constructed by the attempts of research and professional practice to meet the challenges of the present situation that are due to historical processes...

International Perspectives on Play

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To explore features of international curricula from a New Zealand, Northern Italy, North America, Wales and Scandinavia perspective.To discuss the role and status of play within each country.To consider the role of the adult and different...