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Calero, Jorge; Murillo Huertas, Inés P.; Raymond Bara, Josep Lluís – European Journal of Education, 2019
The main aim of this article is to analyse the change of adult skills, as captured by cognitive skills assessed in PIAAC, across age cohorts, taking into account that the quality of schooling may change from one cohort to another. We estimate a model that relates numeracy and literacy skills to age, schooling, gender and variables related to both…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Numeracy, Literacy, Adult Learning
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Rincón, Virginia; Barrutia, Jon – European Journal of Education, 2017
In the current context of globalisation it seems inevitable that the international openness of universities would also lead to efforts to attract foreign students. In the case of Spain, this is more necessary, insofar as the drop in population, the existence of other quality educational offerings, and the greater number of public and private…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Owens, Taya Louise – European Journal of Education, 2017
Agenda 2030 for sustainable development focuses attention on lifelong learning opportunities for all. The new targets expand on their predecessors, the Millennial Development Goals, by both widening and deepening the scope of system-wide quality education systems. Whilst the Millennial Development Goals focused attention on universal primary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Objectives, Lifelong Learning
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Hazelkorn, Ellen – European Journal of Education, 2014
Ten years after the first global rankings appeared, it is clear that they have had an extraordinary impact on higher education. While there are fundamental questions about whether rankings measure either quality or what's meaningful, they have succeeded in exposing higher education to international comparison. More so, because of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Global Approach
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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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Caena, Francesca – European Journal of Education, 2014
This article analyses the growing focus on teacher competences in European policy discourse against the backdrop of global convergences in education reforms. It traces key ideas, policy recommendations, peer learning and documents which underscore the relevance of teacher quality for education improvement, as recently stressed in the European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Herbst, Mikolaj; Rok, Jakub – European Journal of Education, 2014
This article shows how the probability of enrolment in tertiary schools has evolved for different social groups in Poland during the period of the educational boom. It also analyses how the socio-economic status influences the choices between full-time and part-time studies (the latter being of relatively low quality), and the probability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Westerheijden, Don F.; Stensaker, Bjørn; Rosa, Maria J.; Corbett, Anne – European Journal of Education, 2014
The emergence and development of quality assurance schemes in European countries over the last 15-20 years has inspired many national case studies of the systems and procedures adopted. The methods, contexts, and procedures associated with this policy change are diverse. But although individual countries have set about changing policy in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Motova, Galina; Pykko, Ritta – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article considers the relevance and implementation of European approaches to quality assurance in the context of the Russian educational system. It covers the issues of transformation of the higher education system during the post-Soviet period, specific features of the state accreditation system, the impact of the European Standards and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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West, Richard; Frumina, Elena – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article considers the current changes in Russian universities, especially moves towards a more outward-looking, international approach, driven in particular by the Bologna Process. It is noted that the speed of change has been uneven, with many institutions slow to embrace reform. The situation at the National University of Science and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Harvey, Lee; Stensaker, Bjorn – European Journal of Education, 2008
As part of the process of enhancing quality, quality culture has become a taken-for-granted concept intended to support development and improvement processes in higher education. By taking a theoretical approach to examining quality culture, starting with a scholarly examination of the concept of culture, and exploring how it is related to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, School Culture, Culture
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Gvaramadze, Irakli – European Journal of Education, 2008
This article focuses on recent trends in quality assurance initiatives, analyses how the European Higher Education Area promotes quality enhancement mechanisms and their implications for quality cultures in universities. It presents and discusses two approaches towards quality enhancement both at the institutional and programme level: 1. Quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Alesi, Bettina; Rosznyai, Christina; Szanto, Tibor – European Journal of Education, 2007
Hungary's higher education system is being transformed fundamentally for a second time after the regime change in 1989-90. The first Higher Education Act was passed in 1993. An entirely new law issued in December 2005 involved fundamental changes in the entire higher education system. The most sweeping change was the introduction of the two-cycle…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Masters Degrees
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Dodds, Anneliese – European Journal of Education, 2005
In both Britain and France, evaluation has been seen as one element of national strategies to internationalise higher education (HE), with the spread of evaluation indicating policy convergence. However, there are dangers in describing the cross-national adoption of evaluation as an instance of policy transfer in higher education. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Quality Control, Comparative Analysis
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Finocchietti, Giovanni – European Journal of Education, 2004
Recent developments of the Italian student body are marked by an increasing diversification of prevailing student profiles. The presence of new student groups is surveyed next to the groups which are the traditional target of national policies for higher education and student welfare. Examples of such traditional target groups are, amongst others:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Welfare, Student Surveys, Profiles