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Elliott, John – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article addresses the conceptual question "what is lesson study?" as an issue that arises in the context of the globalisation of lesson study as a method for improving teaching and learning beyond its presumed origins in the Japanese education system. To what extent can adaptations of the method in different national settings be…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Comparative Education
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Vera-Toscano, Esperanza; Rodrigues, Margarida; Costa, Patricia – European Journal of Education, 2017
Empirical evidence suggests that educational attainment nurtures people's social outcomes and promotes active participation in society and stability. However, it is unclear to what extent other types of human capital also correlate with social outcomes. Hence, we explored the opportunity offered by the PIAAC survey through its provision of…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Lifelong Learning, Correlation, Outcomes of Education
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Niemann, Dennis; Martens, Kerstin; Teltemann, Janna – European Journal of Education, 2017
As the field of education has become a highly internationalised policy field in the last decade, international organisations such as the OECD play an ever more decisive role in the dissemination of knowledge, monitoring of outcomes, and research in education policy. Although the OECD lacks any binding governance instruments to put coercion on…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Sliwka, Anne; Yee, Brandy – European Journal of Education, 2015
There has been a shift in the core idea of schooling in both Germany and Canada: While schools have traditionally focused on cognitive development, they now increasingly focus on "engaged learners" and use integrated settings to support their cognitive, metacognitive and social-emotional development. In line with the theme "Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Learner Engagement, Cognitive Development
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Mulder, Regina H.; Messmann, Gerhard; König, Christoph – European Journal of Education, 2015
Researchers and policy makers agree that the relation between school and work is an important characteristic of vocational education and training (VET) and needs attention. The relation itself poses several challenges for research to be successful and useful for policy makers. In this article, we outline these challenges and answer the following…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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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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Heublein, Ulrich – European Journal of Education, 2014
28% of students of any one year currently give up their studies in bachelor degree programmes at German higher education institutions. Drop-out is to be understood as the definite termination in the higher education system without obtaining an academic degree. The drop-out rate is thereby calculated with the help of statistical estimation…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Higher Education, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Münch, Richard; Schäfer, Len Ole – European Journal of Education, 2014
Rankings are part and parcel of the neoliberal agenda in science aiming at increasing the competitive allocation of funds among universities. This article focuses on the decreasing power of renewal in science as a result of this agenda particularly because of its increasingly consolidated stratification of the academic system into élite and mass…
Descriptors: Universities, Reputation, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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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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Andres, Lesley; Pechar, Hans – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article considers the counter-intuitive observation that some of the wealthiest nations can feature low tertiary graduation rates (e.g. Austria, Germany, and Switzerland). It also considers the observation that many countries with high tertiary graduation rates show low levels of social equity, while many countries with low tertiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Graduation Rate, Educational Attainment
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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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Strauss, Susanne; Leuze, Kathrin – European Journal of Education, 2013
In times of rapid technological and organisational change, it is argued that lifelong further education becomes more and more important for labour market success. Especially in labour market segments for the highly qualified, it is essential to constantly update one's qualifications. This is reflected in the finding that graduates with tertiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Mateo, Joan; Escofet, Anna; Martinez-Olmo, Francesc; Ventura, Javier; Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios – European Journal of Education, 2012
The guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) imply the rethinking of many of the current evaluation systems, since the new pedagogical models now focus on the learning acquired through the students' personal work and on the establishment of the ideal conditions for them to achieve the learning outcomes of the proposed educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Social Sciences
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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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Veiga, Amelia – European Journal of Education, 2012
Government policies are central factors shaping the environment of higher education institutions. European governments have included in their higher education political strategies the principal goal of implementing the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The perceptions that key actors of higher education institutions (HEIs) have about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, International Cooperation
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