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Zehner, Fabian; Goldhammer, Frank; Lubaway, Emily; Sälzer, Christine – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2015, the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) introduced multiple changes in its study design, the most extensive being the transition from paper- to computer-based assessment. We investigated the differences between German students' text responses to eight reading items from the paper-based study in 2012 to text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Dodillet, Susanne; Lundin, Sverker; Krüger, Jens Oliver – Education Inquiry, 2019
This article studies the meaning of professionalism in current attempts to professionalise teachers by means of education. The point of departure for our analysis is a small-scale survey among Swedish and German student teachers on their perception of the meaning of professionalism with regard to teachers' work. The article presents two…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Becker, Carmen; Roos, Jana – Education Inquiry, 2016
The main focus of early foreign language learning in Europe is on the development of oral skills. In the classroom, speaking is usually reproductive and imitative and activities aim at the production of closely supported accurate output. Opportunities for young learners to experiment with the language and to use it productively outside of fixed…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Speech Communication, Language Fluency, Second Language Learning
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Gogolin, Ingrid – Education Inquiry, 2011
Children and youth at risk are a major challenge facing education systems in Europe. Some systems seem to be mastering this challenge better than others. Observations of the educational fate of immigrant minority children can shed light on the efficiency and performance of European education systems with respect to their ability to deal with…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Children