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Dubbeld, Anneke; Hoog, Natascha de; den Brok, Perry; de Laat, Maarten – European Education, 2019
This study focuses on teachers' general and diversity-related burnout in relation to teachers' attitudes toward multiculturalism. Results are based on the responses of 120 teachers working at five different urban, ethnically diverse junior vocational high schools in the Netherlands. Analyses indicated that teachers with assimilative attitudes…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Diversity, Teacher Burnout, Urban Schools
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Baumeler, Carmen – European Education, 2019
This article addresses the question of whether the concept of competence-based vocational education and training (VET) is transferable from one cultural context to another. Drawing on theoretical concepts of comparative education and sociological neo-institutionalism, the competence-based VET is defined as a new paradigm and situated within its…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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McIntosh, James – European Education, 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 logistic model is applied to PISA mathematics item data from Italy and Spain for the year 2009. In the estimation procedure, item difficulty and dispersion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Boyadjieva, Pepka; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya – European Education, 2019
This article explores how the horizontal differentiation of upper secondary education affects students' transitions after graduation. It builds upon the institutional perspective on education and draws on data from a nationally representative survey. The analysis shows a considerable variation in graduates' patterns of transition according to the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Track System (Education), High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education
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Kindelan, Paz; Ayuga-Téllez, Esperanza; Martin, Deborah; Valiente, Mercedes – European Education, 2019
The Bologna Process affects the academic community, particularly faculty members who have to implement the process. This study is an initiative by a group of lecturers to evaluate the perception of faculty members in the implementation of the Bologna Process. The aim was to assess the evolution of their opinion on the process since a 2011 survey,…
Descriptors: International Education, International Cooperation, College Faculty, Educational Change
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Campbell, Anne C. – European Education, 2019
Many international scholarship programs expect that graduates will return home to apply their education for socioeconomic development, yet national contextual factors shape these anticipated outcomes. Through comparing Georgia and Moldova, this research examines how one contextual factor--the home government's reforms--influenced U.S. higher…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Graduates, Foreign Countries, Social Action
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Laalo, Hanna; Kinnari, Heikki; Silvennoinen, Heikki – European Education, 2019
In this article, we examine how the ideal university graduate is constructed in the European Commission's documents on entrepreneurship education (EE). Our analysis illustrates how persuasive policy language determines the standards for educating entrepreneurial graduates to optimally meet the needs of the liberal market economy. We argue that the…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, College Graduates, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Beresniova, Christine – European Education, 2019
This article examines how broader cultural practices influence teachers teaching the Holocaust in Lithuania. This article uses the concept of the "cultural curriculum" to examine how community "stories" intersect with formal education. It finds that teachers feel they have become responsible for challenging long-standing…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Jews, Death, European History
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Boeren, Ellen – European Education, 2019
This article demonstrates that foreign-born adults in Europe tend to participate less in adult education activities compared to native-born adults living in the same country. However, this is mainly explained through the job-related nature of nonformal education. Foreign-born adults tend to participate more in formal adult education than…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Nationals, Adults, Adult Education
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Norozi, Sultana Ali – European Education, 2019
This article explores the perceptions and experiences of the professionals about integrational and academic programs for newly arrived minority language pupils in elementary reception classes in two Norwegian municipalities: Oslo and Trondheim. The data were collected through interviews, field conversations, and available relevant documents. The…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Municipalities, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Antoniou, Marios; Loukaidis, Loizos – European Education, 2019
This article examines what resources religious education teachers draw upon, in what ways, and under what conditions, to navigate between national religious/confessional ideology and interreligious values in education. The article is based on a year-long ethnographic research project on religious education in Greek-Cypriot schools. It shows the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Resources, Ideology, Values
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Whitsel, Christopher M.; Junisbai, Barbara; Junisbai, Azamat – European Education, 2019
This article investigates the contours of inequality in the context of institutional decline and polarization in educational attainment. Using household survey data collected in 2005-2006 by UNICEF, we conduct synthetic cohort analyses estimating the likelihood of transitioning to secondary and higher education for men and women; urban and rural…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Attainment, Cohort Analysis, Urban Areas
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Naujokaitiene, Justina; Passey, Don – European Education, 2019
This article explores influences on the development of collaborative learning practices in schools. Evidence from three cases in three countries is detailed and analyzed, using a theoretical framework concerned with school curricula: aims and intended learning outcomes; syllabus, learning and teaching methods; and assessment. In each of the three…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Course Descriptions
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Larsen, Marianne A. – European Education, 2018
This article provides background on Kazamias' historical comparative education work. Transnational history as means to respond to Kazamias' call to "reinvent the historical" is introduced. The article demonstrates how the logics of transnational history differ markedly from the logics of comparison and transfer. The argument advanced is…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Comparative Education, Educational History, Comparative Analysis
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Cowen, Robert – European Education, 2018
Emphasizing the important role of "history" within comparative education is the classic way, much celebrated in the writings of Andreas Kazamias, to treat this theme. This article uses a different perspective. The argument is that "comparative education" and "history" use two words as professional identifiers of a way…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Reflection, Educational History, Context Effect
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