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Pons, Xavier – European Journal of Education, 2017
This article provides a literature review on the effects of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on education governance and policy process across participating countries. This review seemed necessary because there has been a growing body of literature on this topic since 2003, especially since 2010, because this…
Descriptors: Governance, International Organizations, Guidelines, Educational Change
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Görgen, Kristine – European Journal of Education, 2017
Using the PISA 2015 releases in Norway and England, this article explores how PISA has been presented in the media and how the policy level has responded to the results. England will be used as an example for comparison. The article presents early media responses from the 20 most circulated daily newspapers in the two countries and discusses them…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Tasaki, Noritomo – European Journal of Education, 2017
The author describes the results of PISA, including those of 2015 and Japan's reaction, as well as their impact. Highly-ranked in PISA, Japan has always tried to improve its education system. The promotion of reading comprehension remains an important issue and low interest and motivation to learn subjects are crucial problems. The author…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Elfert, Maren – European Journal of Education, 2015
Two education reports commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Learning to be, otherwise known as the "Faure report" (1972) and "Learning: The treasure within," otherwise known as the "Delors report" (1996), have been associated with the establishment of lifelong…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Global Approach, International Organizations, Interviews
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Telegina, Galina; Schwengel, Hermann – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article draws on the discourses of educational policy in Europe to focus on the implications of the Bologna Process for higher education in Russia. The Bologna Process, as a multi-dimensional discourse involving a variety of social actors, reflects some of the complexities and contradictions of globalisation, in many local cases evoking…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Hufner, Klaus – European Journal of Education, 2011
In this article, the work of three international governmental organisations (IGOs) dealing with human rights will be discussed, namely the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Council of Europe (CoE). In the first section, the main characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, International Organizations, Comparative Analysis
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Jallade, Jean-Pierre – European Journal of Education, 2011
This article provides an overview of education cooperation in Europe seen though some of the major initiatives of international organizations (IOs) active in this field. The purpose of the article is two-fold: (i) mapping out IOs' most significant programmes according to their objectives and modes of cooperation as a pre-requisite to understand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Organizations, International Education, International Cooperation
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Sabadie, Jesus Alquezar; Johansen, Jens – European Journal of Education, 2010
"Economic competitiveness" is at the top of national, regional and global political and economic agendas. Several countries in all regions of the world have established policies and institutions devoted to economic competitiveness, including in developing and transition countries. This leads to the question of how to define national economic…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational Change, Competition, Simulation
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Ala-Mutka, Kirsti; Gaspar, Pal; Kismihok, Gabor; Suurna, Margit; Vehovar, Vasja – European Journal of Education, 2010
This article summarises research carried out between 2006 and 2008 by IPTS (Institution for Prospective Technological Studies) in collaboration with a consortium of experts from 10 member states, led by ICEGEC. The project gathered information on eLearning developments to assess drivers and barriers and to suggest implications for policy and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Program Descriptions
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Chakroun, Borhene – European Journal of Education, 2010
This article takes up the issue of the internationalisation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) reforms, expressed in the way policy instruments such as National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) are introduced in the European Training Foundation's (ETF) partner countries. There is an international debate and different perspectives regarding…
Descriptors: Intervention, Local Issues, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Viertel, Evelyn – European Journal of Education, 2010
This article presents an argued case for making sustainable development a policy obligation for the European Training Foundation (ETF) and for vocational education and training (VET) reform in the partner countries that are served by ETF. In relation to ETF it points out that no major emphasis has been put to date on combining economic, social and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Sustainable Development
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Cribbin, John – European Journal of Education, 2009
Hong Kong Government policy is to promote Hong Kong as an international education hub for the region. This may be more rhetoric than reality. The article surveys the historical background of Hong Kong in terms of its role as a trading centre, a gateway to China and a meeting place for East and West for which interchange with European languages and…
Descriptors: International Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Ding, Xiaohao; Yue, Changjun; Sun, Yuze – European Journal of Education, 2009
The entry of China in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 holds a number of promises for educational services. The purpose of this article is to explore both the direct and the indirect influence of China's entry into WTO on its education system. The direct influence mainly refers to the increase in the demand for education overseas and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Economic Progress, Educational Finance, Industrial Structure
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Stavenhagen, Rodolfo – European Journal of Education, 2008
This article analyses the challenges posed by traditional ethnic and linguistic minorities in multicultural states and more specifically the problems faced by indigenous peoples and communities. Their educational and cultural needs and demands are increasingly being framed in the language of human rights, based on the expanding international legal…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Indigenous Populations, Educational Principles, Cultural Pluralism
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