Dataset: Learning Regions - Bilingualism, 2014

Abstract

The introduction of national tests from 2006 has made differences between the counties in pupil attainment apparent. The project "Learning Regions" represents an alliance of 4 counties, 3 of which perform below average, according to what is expected, and one who performs among the top three, without being too different from the others. Understanding of regional differences the project builds on the work of Rokkan (1985) and the post-rokkanists. The basic assumption of the project is that regional variances in attainment can be explained by variation in local culture, better than being seen as a statistical oddity. Differences in regional culture should not be seen as stemming from variations at the regional level only. All studies in the project aims to help explain variances in basic skills as measured by national tests. The project is linked to the practice-field first by already organized project groups. The project will strengthen the teaching of basic skills in teacher education, move colleges and practice field together and develop new knowledge. "Learning Regions" includes several subprojects. This dataset includes data on bilingualism, and studies whether nynorsk contributes to the good results on national tests in Sogn og Fjordane.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Learning Regions - Bilingualism, 2014

Identification Number

NSD2198

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Söderlund, Göran Sogn og Fjordane University College

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Söderlund, Göran Sogn og Fjordane University College HiSF Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2014 Göran Söderlund, HiSF

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 218282

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2015-10-28

Notes

Original data from Göran Söderlund, HiSF are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Learning Regions - Bilingualism, 2104". Data collected by Göran Söderlund, HiSF. First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2012 2014

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2012-05-01 2014-12-31

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

County

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Söderlund, Göran, Sogn og Fjordane University College  (HiSF)

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Location

Availability Status

NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from ”Learning Regions - Bilingualism, 2014” available when ordered.

Extent of Collection

Two data files; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from "Learning Regions - Bilingualism, 2014" available when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Learning Regions - Bilingualism, 2014". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Göran Söderlund, Sogn og Fjordane University College and prepared and made available by NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Göran Söderlund, Sogn og Fjordane University College, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here."

Deposit Requirement

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Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Göran Söderlund, Sogn og Fjordane University College, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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