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Istance, David – European Journal of Education, 2015
This article is about education and learning for the "retired". In using this term, it is recognised that any such definitions and given age bands cover a wide range of situations and learning needs. Such diversity should closely inform the educational agenda for older adults, and as it is a life phase defined by challenge and change…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Retirement, Adult Learning
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Istance, David; Kools, Marco – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article presents in summary a selection of the work conducted by OECD in the field of technology and education, which has been an on-going focus of OECD work since the 1980s. Recently, much of this has been under the heading of "New Millennium Learners", but it has also included the widening of student achievement surveys towards…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Instructional Innovation, Information Technology
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Istance, David – European Journal of Education, 2011
The aim of this article is to provide an introduction to the work of OECD in the field of education through its recent projects and reports. It makes no pretence to be exhaustive. It relies heavily on published results of international reviews and comparisons where relatively clear messages have been identified, rather than single country…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Outcomes of Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Sliwka, Anne; Istance, David – European Journal of Education, 2006
With the expansion of education, the growth of the middle class and their awareness of the nexus between educational opportunities and socio-economic success, countries have come to perceive parents as stakeholders in, not just the recipients of, education. With the growing stakes involved, the need to have parental agreement on the broad lines of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Parent School Relationship
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Sliwka, Anne; Istance, David – European Journal of Education, 2006
Traditionally, most systems have required that parents send their children to a school within the district of residence and close to the family home, sometimes with an elite private system co-existing alongside. In recent years, this basic model has been modified, with some countries witnessing more extensive changes than others. This article…
Descriptors: School Choice, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Policy, Parent Influence