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Norqvist, Lars; Leffler, Eva – International Review of Education, 2017
This article offers insights into the practices of a non-formal education programme for youth provided by the European Union (EU). It takes a qualitative approach and is based on a case study of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). Data were collected during individual and focus group interviews with learners (the EVS volunteers), decision takers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Educational Practices, Youth
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Khasanzyanova, Albina – International Review of Education, 2017
It is widely recognised that tertiary education does not provide all of the knowledge and skills required to succeed in modern societies. Personal and interpersonal skills--so-called "soft skills"--are also needed to complement professional skills and expertise, and become an essential part of an individual's personality. One way of…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Volunteers, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews
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Dahm, Rebecca – International Review of Education, 2017
One way to foster active social inclusion is to enable students to develop a positive attitude to "foreignness". Creating a situation where mainstream students are less wary of foreign languages and cultures, and where newcomers feel their linguistic background is being valued, provides favourable conditions for the inclusion of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Leroy, Norah – International Review of Education, 2017
This paper addresses the theme of social inclusion through language learning. The focus is on an ad-hoc tutoring scheme set up between newly arrived British migrant pupils and French monolingual pupils in a small secondary school in the south-west of France. Though the original objective of this tutoring scheme was to improve the English skills of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Migrants
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Stromquist, Nelly P.; da Costa, Romina B. – International Review of Education, 2017
At its inception in 1993, the European Union (EU) did not consider education one of the pillars of its regional cohesiveness and identity. As time went by, recognition of the potential role of education at individual and social levels increased. This concern for education, however, is much more centred on the acquisition of knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Community Needs, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Morlaix, Sophie; Suchaut, Bruno – International Review of Education, 2014
The main objective of this study, which evaluated a sample of first-year students enrolled at the University of Burgundy, France, in 2010-2011, is to understand the factors determining success in the first year of university. The originality of this research lies in the inclusion of specific indicators of students' skills when they start…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Educational Background
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Libman, Zipora – International Review of Education, 2012
Research has found differences in students' abilities, attitudes, and family and community background to be the largest source of variation in student learning, but these are difficult for policymakers to influence, at least in the short run. However, the single most significant school variable affecting student achievement is "teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Educational Change
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Schleicher, Andreas – International Review of Education, 2008
At a time when governments face the challenges of maintaining competitiveness in a global economy, it is necessary to have high-quality comparative information regarding the fundamental skills of the adult population. Such information can help governments to evaluate policies and design more effective interventions. This article describes a…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Basic Skills
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Tchibozo, Guy – International Review of Education, 2005
The present study focuses on performance analysis and performance management in teacher training in France. After a brief summary of the French system of secondary-teacher training, determinants affecting performance are analyzed. The analysis shows that three determinants--the number of external competitors, the size of a department and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Context Effect
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Andriamampianina, Pierre; Moussa, Azzedine SI – International Review of Education, 2005
This study in comparative physical education examines the curricula followed by physical-education teachers in China and France. It explores how theories of physical education and sport in each country have developed out of specific political, cultural and educational contexts, yet resulted in strong similarities in terms of the priority given to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Physical Education
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Daun, Holger – International Review of Education, 2004
The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden differ culturally and economically, but they commonly exhibit general trends of decentralisation in the control of educational processes and outcomes. The present contribution looks at these five European countries as the venue for case studies in educational restructuring as well as…
Descriptors: Privatization, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Governance
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Jaoul, Magali – International Review of Education, 2004
Mass education has the goal of guaranteeing the same education to all in order to moderate differences between individuals and promote a kind of "equality of opportunity." Nonetheless, it seems clear that lower-class youths do not benefit as much from their degree or university experience as do those who come from more privileged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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Canals, Valerie; Diebolt, Claude – International Review of Education, 2001
Suggests that the high dropout rate among first-year students in French universities is due in part to economic factors, which push some students into attending school when work is scarce. Differentiates between those who enter school to invest in the future and those who enter by default. (Contains 71 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, College Freshmen, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts
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Kasuya, Keisuke – International Review of Education, 2001
Reports that for centuries French language ideology has elaborated various types of discourses in order to establish linguistic dominance and hierarchy. Asserts that if these discourses could be recognized as a recursive prototype, counter-strategies could be developed to combat linguistic dominance, wherever it may be found. (Contains 30…
Descriptors: English, English (Second Language), French, Global Approach
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Manesse, Daniele – International Review of Education, 2000
States that French authorities refused to make International Adult Literacy Survey results public, citing methodological flaws, the need for better procedural precautions, and a more adequate notion of literacy. Presents a synthesis of the counter investigations demanded by French authorities that justify their doubts on the IALS definitions and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment
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