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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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Kehm, Barbara M. – European Journal of Education, 2015
This article describes the emergence of higher education as a field of research, scholarship and study. In the first part, the meaning of higher education as a field of research is defined contrasting Europe and the US. Then, the institutional basis of higher education research in Europe is analysed (learned societies, institutes and centres,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Research, Comparative Education
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Ferreira, Camino; Vidal, Javier; Vieira, María José – European Journal of Education, 2014
The main objective of this article is to analyse the importance given to student guidance and diversity in the standards and criteria used in the quality accreditation and evaluation processes in Europe and the US. Agencies selected in this study are the members of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), EQAR…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Guidelines, Standards
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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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Redecker, Christine; Johannessen, Oystein – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article discusses how Information and Communication Technologies can support 21st century assessment strategies and what needs to be done to ensure that technological advances support and foster pedagogical innovation. Based on an extensive review of the literature, it provides an overview of current ICT-enabled assessment practices, with a…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Alternative Assessment, Technology Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods
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Carpentieri, J. D. – European Journal of Education, 2013
As literacy grows in importance, policymakers' demands for programme quality grow, too. Evidence on the effectiveness of adult and family literacy programmes is limited at best: research gaps abound, and programme evaluations are more often than not based on flawed theories of programme impact. In the absence of robust evidence on the full range…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Effect Size, Adult Literacy, Family Literacy
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Reisz, Robert D.; Stock, Manfred – European Journal of Education, 2012
In Western Europe, especially in Germany, private higher education is generally perceived as an alternative to public higher education for students from relatively affluent families; more broadly, there is a general perception that attending a private higher education institution is correlated to wealth. This perception is influenced by private…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges
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Douglass, John Aubrey – European Journal of Education, 2012
What accounts for the rapid growth in the For-Profit (FP) higher education sector in the US? How will its growth influence educational opportunity and degree attainment rates in a country that first pioneered a mass higher education built largely on expanding public colleges and universities? The current US experience is a version of what I call…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Free Enterprise System, Public Colleges, Educational Attainment
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Bieber, Tonia; Martens, Kerstin – European Journal of Education, 2011
Although originally created for economic purposes, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has increasingly gained weight in education policy in recent years and is now regarded as an international authority in the field, particularly through its "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA), which was…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Governance
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Adelman, Clifford – European Journal of Education, 2010
The roads of incoming information to the US higher education system about the Bologna Process are varied and numerous. They include not only the on-line and traditional trade press, but also conferences of national organisations. Whether anyone remembers much of that information, on the other hand, is an open question, as a limited survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Philanthropic Foundations, Information Dissemination
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Plank, David – European Journal of Education, 2006
"Demand" in the education system has traditionally been articulated almost entirely in terms of access to more, better, and higher-status opportunities within the traditional public school system, rather than for alternatives to the standardised, highly-regulated opportunities provided by the state. This is changing, in the U.S. and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Demand, School Districts, Educational Change
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MOGUEROU, PHILIPPE – European Journal of Education, 2005
In this article, we discuss the recent evolutions of science and engineering doctoral and postdoctoral education in Europe. Indeed, Ph.Ds are crucial to the conduct of research and innovation in the national innovation systems, as they provide a large amount of input into creating the competitive advantage, notably through basic research. First,…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Doctoral Programs, Competition, Natural Sciences
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Zucker, Andrew – European Journal of Education, 1982
A review of the state of computer use in education includes elementary and secondary education, teacher training, the computer and publishing industries' responses, higher education, home computer use, state and federal policies and programs, current federal projects and trends, and computer use in education as part of a larger social context.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Educational Policy, Educational Technology
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Kramsch, Claire – European Journal of Education, 1993
A cross-cultural training seminar involving French, German, and American language teachers is described. The program was designed to examine the influence of teachers' cultural perceptions on selection of authentic instructional materials, sources of linguistic misunderstandings, and teachers' strategies for resolving cultural conflict. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conflict Resolution, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences
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