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Michel, Alain – European Journal of Education, 2017
The international comparative studies on students' outcomes have initiated analyses that have had a growing influence on national and sub-national education policies in industrialised and developing countries. It is particularly the case of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) which started in 2000 and has organised…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Tests
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Crul, Maurice – European Journal of Education, 2015
Education is often seen as the most important mobility channel for children of immigrants. To what extent is this true? In this article, we look at successful second generation Turkish professionals in Sweden, France, Germany and The Netherlands. What kind of pathways did they take to become a professional? Based on the large quantitative…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Professional Personnel, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Pilkington, Marc – European Journal of Education, 2014
We present a comparative survey between the French and Indian higher education systems. In spite of their respective idiosyncratic features, we show that the two countries have both evolved comprehensively toward a knowledge-based society, in order to ensure the prosperity of their citizens. Secondly, we single out a threefold convergence between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Knowledge Economy
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Mirazchiyski, Plamen; Desa, Deana – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article gives a short overview based on the "EU High Level Group of Experts on Literacy" (HLWG) report to address issues and challenges in Europe on improving literacy competencies in schools. Furthermore, an analysis is conducted focusing on the promotion of reading and early literacy skills in schools taking into account…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading Achievement, Structural Equation Models
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Powell, Justin J. W.; Graf, Lukas; Bernhard, Nadine; Coutrot, Laurence; Kieffer, Annick – European Journal of Education, 2012
In Europe, the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes in higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) are on the agenda, aiming to create a European educational area. Acknowledging important differences between countries, we compare the evolving relationship between HE and VET. We ask whether and how these two distinct…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Chiang, Kuang-Hsu – European Journal of Education, 2012
The evidence about the relationship between research and teaching at the level of doctoral education is far from conclusive. The focus of this study is to examine how teaching and research are related at doctoral level, especially when students' voices are heard, in two contrasting higher education systems--France and the UK. Models from Schimank…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Instruction, Questionnaires, Student Research
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Cerisier, Jean-Francois; Popuri, Aruna – European Journal of Education, 2011
The use of digital technologies by young people and the impact of e-learning have been the subject of a significant number of studies carried out worldwide. However, when it comes to student perceptions about the place and role of these technologies in their lives, research looks towards university students. This article aims to understand what…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Chiang, Kuang-Hsu – European Journal of Education, 2011
This article investigates how doctoral students perceive their research education in different disciplines in two higher education systems, the UK and France. It explores what underlies the diversity of doctoral students' experiences. Three theoretical positions are identified: the epistemological position, conceptualisation of research objects…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Epistemology
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Giret, Jean-Francois – European Journal of Education, 2011
This article analyses whether graduates in university vocational courses benefited from better labour market outcomes in France than those in academic courses. We focus on bachelor degrees in France, comparing "general" or "academic" degrees with "vocational" degrees. The vocational bachelor degree was created in 1999…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship
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Pons, Xavier – European Journal of Education, 2011
This article synthesises some findings of an international research project called "Know&Pol" to question the effects of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on the public debate in three European countries (France, Portugal and Scotland). Using a political science approach, it shows that Pisa did not…
Descriptors: Political Science, Foreign Countries, Research Projects, Sociology
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Gauthier, Roger-Francois; Le Gouvello, Margaux – European Journal of Education, 2010
The history of education in France, with its inherited link between the Republic and the religion of knowledge, produces a specific form of educational functioning, consubstantial to a tradition of selection and a symptomatic lack of what elsewhere is called a curriculum. While the recent introduction of the "common grounding of knowledge and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Blanchard, Marianne – European Journal of Education, 2009
Part of the national system of grandes Ecoles, French Business schools have known radical changes since the 1980s, notably in size, and have become more attractive to students both at a national and an international level. As a consequence, the French elitist system has been questioned by the competition of foreign--especially Anglo-Saxon--models.…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education
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Manifet, Christelle – European Journal of Education, 2008
Emphasising the level of the observation of university configurations and the example of academic entrepreneurship, the author analyses the drivers of economic returns of public research in France. Based on the study of national public policy in this field since 1999 and a general survey of the paths of researchers-entrepreneurs, the article…
Descriptors: State Universities, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy
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Hardy-Dubernet, Anne-Chantal – European Journal of Education, 2008
In order to successfully match students and jobs in the medical profession of their choice, and at the same time meet the country's health care needs, it has become evident that access to medical schools and the various medical professions should be tightly regulated, in particular by a "numerus clausus." In most Western countries,…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Health Needs, Medical Schools
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