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Pásztor, Adél – European Journal of Education, 2018
Focusing on Hungarian minority youth in a rural Slovakian setting, this article analyses their higher education aspirations and choices amidst significant economic, political and educational reforms. Relying on mixed methods and a longitudinal design, the research follows a cohort of high school students from their last year of secondary school…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Mixed Methods Research, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
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Alegre, Miquel Àngel; Benito, Ricard – European Journal of Education, 2014
This article examines how certain contextual factors explain levels of education attainment and participation amongst youths in 30 European countries, whilst also exploring the scope for action of education policy when dealing with these issues. Through simple OLS regressions, we first evaluate the impact of a group of contextual indicators on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Regression (Statistics), Educational Indicators
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van Alphen, Stan – European Journal of Education, 2012
Previous research suggests that the ongoing educational expansion is a negative development for early school leavers (ESLrs) in the European labour market, since it increases the level and educational attainment of their competition, and in the worst case creates credential inflation. Findings from the 2005 cross-sectional EU-SILC data show,…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Ballarino, Gabriele; Perotti, Loris – European Journal of Education, 2012
Italy was among the promoters of the Bologna Process and the early adopters of the reform. If one looks at its impact on the formal structure of curricula and study programmes, the reform undertaken under the Bologna banner seems to have been one of the major educational reforms ever achieved in Italy. This article describes how the Bologna…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ping, Wang – European Journal of Education, 2009
More and more British secondary schools start to offer Mandarin Chinese and some have already implemented it into the school timetable. However, the provision of Mandarin Chinese still faces many problems, which are discussed in this article from five perspectives based on the data collected.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Mandarin Chinese, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Brooks, Rachelle L.; Heiland, Donna – European Journal of Education, 2007
This article opens with an overview of the pressures that have led to heightened calls for accountability in higher education, both in the US and Europe. Noting that doctoral programmes have, to date, drawn minimal attention in the accountability debates, the authors note that these programmes cannot stay forever on the sidelines. Drawing on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accountability, Doctoral Programs