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Peleman, Brecht; Lazzari, Arianna; Budginaite, Irma; Siarova, Hanna; Hauari, Hanan; Peeters, Jan; Cameron, Claire – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article presents the findings of an analysis of the effects of CPD initiatives on the quality of the pedagogical practices of ECEC practitioners. It is part of a larger study commissioned by Eurofound and jointly conducted by VBJK, IOE and PPMI (Eurofound, 2015). In order to draw policy-relevant information that might support decision makers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices
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Hart, Caroline Sarojini; Brando, Nicolás – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article applies a capability approach to examine how children's agency, well-being and participation rights can be developed and supported in educational settings. We introduce Amartya Sen's concepts of agency and well-being freedoms and achievements to highlight the tensions and trade-offs between risks to children's agency and well-being in…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Self Concept, Student Rights
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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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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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Pepin, Luce – European Journal of Education, 2011
Since its formal inception in 1976, EU cooperation in the field of education has known a number of major landmarks: the launch of the Erasmus programme in 1987, the inclusion of education for the first time in the Treaty (Maastricht, 1992) and, last but not least, the role given to education and training in the new EU 10-year economic and social…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Cooperation, Education
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Masson, Jean-Raymond; Baati, Mounir; Seyfried, Erwin – European Journal of Education, 2010
This article reflects on the development of the European approach towards quality and quality assurance in vocational education and training (VET) and its relevance for VET reforms in the European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries. The analysis is based on an ETF project conducted in 2007-2008 in the Mediterranean partner countries to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Control, Vocational Education, Educational Quality
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Robinson, Bernadette; Wenwu, Yi – European Journal of Education, 2009
Since 1986 when the National People's Congress ratified the Compulsory Education Law, China's achievement of nine-year compulsory basic education for its huge school-age population has been rapid and successful. However, the rate of achievement has grown unevenly across the country, reflecting the different economic development patterns of the…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Poverty, Compulsory Education, Rural Areas
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Saarinen, Taina – European Journal of Education, 2005
The theoretical premise of this article is that policy is constructed and presented discursively. The Bologna process presents us with an example of such a policy construction process where the quality policy goals are set jointly in transnational settings, requiring different kinds of negotiations and discursive strategies. Discourse analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Quality Control
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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
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Abrahamson, Kenneth – European Journal of Education, 1984
The increased number of adult college students in Sweden has meant less participation in student life, more group and project work, less traditional instructional methods, fewer textbooks in foreign languages creating a more provincial educational setting, nontraditional scheduling, and political debate over educational quality and the intended…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Bjerg, Jens – European Journal of Education, 1991
This historical review concludes that, for the last decade, Danish education policies have been influenced by a minority conservative coalition government and in important ways, have been inspired by British and U.S. policy. This has included demand for user input into instruction, increased institutional autonomy, and evaluation of teaching to…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Change, Educational History
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Wolf, Alison – European Journal of Education, 1993
Issues in vocational education in Europe are summarized. Varied strategies and emphases are noted including the introduction of more general education, increased emphasis on excellence in technical training, and increased specialization in some disciplines. Obstacles are also seen such as fear of overspecialization, lack of prestige, and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, General Education
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Liebrand, C. G. M. – European Journal of Education, 1991
The Dutch vocational education system of qualifying students is examined, including national policy changes in response to identified problems, and ways in which the quality of qualifications will be assured in a reformed vocational education system to assure comparability with other European Community nations. (DB)
Descriptors: Certification, Comparative Education, Credentials, Educational Change
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