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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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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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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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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