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Smit, Hemmo; den Oudendammer, Frowine; Kats, Erik; van Lakerveld, Jaap – European Journal of Education, 2009
Although there is a tendency to develop policy plans on adult education at a European level, there are still large differences between the various EU countries. These national policy contexts depend on historical, cultural, economic and political factors and can have a profound impact on the way adult education is shaped and developed within a…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education
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Martins, Isabel Ferreira – European Journal of Education, 2008
This article reflects the 17 years of experience of the "Entreculturas project" in Portugal, where the "Learning to live together" dimension has played a central role. It questions how intercultural education and training can contribute to promote and model an intercultural citizenship societal project and looks back at the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Immigrants
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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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Kallen, Denis – European Journal of Education, 1995
A discussion of secondary education in Europe in the last 30 years focuses on the appropriate scope and function of secondary education, trends in policy concerning comprehensive schooling, changes in student assessment and program/institutional evaluation, and the overall direction of secondary education. Reference is made to events and trends in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
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Tabatoni, Pierre – European Journal of Education, 1995
The function and activities of the European Institute of Education since its inception in 1944 are examined, particularly as reflected in a number of specific programs and international conferences. Topics discussed include educational audits and surveys of education system development, language and cultural education programs, vocational…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Saitis, Christos A. – European Journal of Education, 1988
In Greece, universities do not have great autonomy. Areas of responsibility and authority of the state and the institutions are not clearly defined. Universities are always under the political supervision of the ministries of education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Buachalla, Seamus O. – European Journal of Education, 1985
The historical and present relationship of church and state in Irish education and the educational policies of the churches and the responses of the political system are examined. Some policy issues are analyzed to illustrate the educational policy process and the place of churches in it. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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de Kwaasteniet, Marjanne – European Journal of Education, 1985
Contemporary Dutch educational policies and the role of the private (church-related school) sector in educational policy formation are examined within the context of the system's history and recent administrative change and legislation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Ahola, Sakari – European Journal of Education, 1997
Examines reasons behind 1980s separation of higher and vocational education sectors in Finland and the directions of recent policy controlling student flow. Looks at the changing student market and student expectations about the practical versus theoretical orientations of the two sectors. Argues that the "different but equal" policy is…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change
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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1995
An analysis of the changes in Western European higher education in the last decade focuses on three developments, all with origins in earlier periods: the increased pace of international exchange and cooperation, strengthening of regional cooperation and planning, and a reassessment of the role of government in educational planning and governance.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Cerych, Ladislav – European Journal of Education, 1980
The late 1970s may be regarded not merely as lacking in significant reform in higher education, but also as a period characterized by a loss of momentum in certain ambitious reforms previously initiated. Some reform strategies succeeded and others did not. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Premfors, Rune I. T. – European Journal of Education, 1979
The impact of a shift in Swedish government from the Social Democratic Party to a conservative/liberal coalition in 1976 on higher education policy is examined. Characteristic features of the political processes and policy developments in Swedish higher education during this period are discussed. (BH)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational History