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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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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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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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Paul, Jean-Jacques – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Discusses the practice of grade repetition in French schools, indicating that repetition is not beneficial to the pupil concerned. Notes that countries that have abandoned grade repetition have not suffered a lowering of educational standards, nor have they incurred extra costs, and describes ways to achieve this end. Contains 11 references. (EMH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Colardyn, Danielle – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Describes policies of educational validation in the context of European integration, finding assessment of prior learning more effective than equivalent degrees. Distinguishes between two types of arrangements in France, certification through diplomas and assessment of competence, and discusses the relative value placed on each in French society.…
Descriptors: Certification, Comparable Worth, Continuing Education, Degrees (Academic)
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Lahire, Bernard – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1991
Analyzes the oral language patterns of students from working class backgrounds, revealing a preference for practical efficiency of communication over grammatical correctness or precision. By school standards, their spoken narrations are confused, incoherent, and incorrect, leading to cultural misunderstandings, mutual incomprehension, and…
Descriptors: Child Language, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grammatical Acceptability