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Adaptation and resistance: washback effects of the national test on upper secondary Swedish teaching
Dalarna University.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2872-4102
2020 (English)In: Curriculum Journal, ISSN 0958-5176, E-ISSN 1469-3704, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study examines the washback effects of a national test in Swedish at upper secondary schools. The test consists of three parts-reading, writing and speaking-and this study specifically focuses on the washback effects in relation to Stephen Ball's theory of policy enactment. The study draws on qualitative data from a total of 21 interviews conducted with five teachers of Swedish in upper secondary education in a series of four individual interviews and a concluding group interview. The results indicate that the reading comprehension test has had little washback effect on reading instruction whereas the writing and the oral tests seem to have had a substantial washback effect. The teachers also exhibit what Ball refers to as resistance and capitulation in relation to the national test, and to the reading comprehension test in particular.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2020. p. 1-17
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Washback effects, policy, Swedish as a school subject, national tests, upper secondary school
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Pedagogy
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-77095DOI: 10.1002/curj.31ISI: 000512155600001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-77095DiVA, id: diva2:1397182
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2020-03-05Bibliographically approved

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