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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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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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Diebolt, Claude – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Presents an analysis of the change in school-attendance figures in France in the 19th and 20th centuries. Reports a twofold interest: immediate practical interest and theoretical interest. Presents a compilation of the chronological series to prepare the statistical analysis, describes the trends observed, and provides a preliminary analysis of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Research