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Livingston, Kay – European Journal of Education, 2014
The pace of change in today's society means that there is an ongoing need for teachers to learn, have new knowledge and use new pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of their pupils. For many teachers, this requires redefining their identity as teachers and what "teaching" means in 21st century learning environments. These changes…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Professional Identity
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Donaldson, Graham – European Journal of Education, 2014
The dynamic forces shaping education in the 21st century have led countries across the world to pursue sweeping educational reforms. Despite significant investment and radical approaches including system and organisational restructuring, managerialism and marketisation, evidence of sustained impact in the classroom remains elusive. Using the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Systems Approach
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Kaser, Linda; Halbert, Judy – European Journal of Education, 2014
Over a 15-year period, one Western Canadian province, British Columbia, has been exploring the potential of inquiry learning networks to deepen teacher professional learning and to influence the system as a whole. During this time, we have learned a great deal about shifting practice through inquiry networks. In this article, we provide a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Networks
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Lindberg, Matti – European Journal of Education, 2014
This study illustrates the differences between Finnish and British graduates in the higher education-to-work transition and related market mechanisms in the year 2000. Specifically, the differences between the Finnish and British students' academic careers and ability to find employment after graduation were evaluated in relation to the Finnish HE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Labor Market
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Saar, Ellu; Ure, Odd Bjorn; Desjardins, Richard – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article considers the role of diverse institutions in framing adult learning systems. The focus is on institutional characteristics and configurations in different countries and their potential impact on the extent of adult learning, as well as on inequalities in access to adult learning. Typologies of education and training systems as well…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Adult Learning, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Rees, Gareth – European Journal of Education, 2013
Adult learning systems have come to be dominated by the view that the essential role of adult learning is to generate the high levels of skills deemed necessary for competitiveness and growth in the globalised economy. This 'education gospel' is underpinned by human capital theory (HCT) and its contemporary conceptualisation in terms of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Human Capital, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy
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Yilmaz, Kaya – European Journal of Education, 2013
There has been much discussion about quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in different disciplines. In the behavioural and social sciences, these two paradigms are compared to reveal their relative strengths and weaknesses. But the debate about both traditions has commonly taken place in academic books. It is hard to find an article…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Tuomi, Ilkka – European Journal of Education, 2013
The extremely rapid expansion of open educational resource (OER) initiatives and the millions of learners they attract can be understood as an indicator of an emerging revolution in education and learning. This article describes recent developments in this area and develops conceptual foundations for studies and policies on OER. We describe four…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Learning Theories
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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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Markowitsch, Jorg; Kapplinger, Bernd; Hefler, Gunter – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article addresses cross-country and cross-period differences in average levels of training activity from an institutional perspective. Firm-provided training in Europe between 1999 and 2010 is scrutinized in order to explore whether diverse institutional arrangements that can be linked to welfare state regimes can yield discernible…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational Strategies, Skill Development, Corporate Education
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Murray, Philomena; Polesel, John – European Journal of Education, 2013
In the area of education and training, different configurations of government with different institutional structures may produce similar or quite different educational and employment outcomes. Other factors come into play in assessing outcomes. For example, young people's transitions from education to work are shaped by a variety of structural…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Social Systems
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Salajan, Florin D. – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article discusses the emergence of a European E-Learning Area (EELA) as a consequence of three factors that can be observed in the e-learning developments over the past decade. The first factor consists of the carving of a policy sector in e-learning via formal instruments such as the eLearning Programme, the Lifelong Learning Programme and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning
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Andres, Lesley; Pechar, Hans – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article considers the counter-intuitive observation that some of the wealthiest nations can feature low tertiary graduation rates (e.g. Austria, Germany, and Switzerland). It also considers the observation that many countries with high tertiary graduation rates show low levels of social equity, while many countries with low tertiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Graduation Rate, Educational Attainment
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Fernandez-Macias, Enrique; Anton, Jose-Ignacio; Brana, Francisco-Javier; De Bustillo, Rafael Munoz – European Journal of Education, 2013
Spain has one of the highest levels of early school leaving and educational failure of the European Union. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the anatomy of early school leaving in Spain and its characteristics. In order to do so, in the first part we discuss the measurement problems related with this concept and the evolution of drop-out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Academic Failure
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Redecker, Christine; Johannessen, Oystein – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article discusses how Information and Communication Technologies can support 21st century assessment strategies and what needs to be done to ensure that technological advances support and foster pedagogical innovation. Based on an extensive review of the literature, it provides an overview of current ICT-enabled assessment practices, with a…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Alternative Assessment, Technology Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods
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