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OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
Most parents know, instinctively, that spending more time with their children and being actively involved in their education will give their children a good head-start in life. But as many parents have to juggle competing demands at work and at home, there never seems to be enough time. Often, too, parents are reluctant to offer to help their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship
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Harizaj, Alfons – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
The paper presents a view of the results and progress of Albania in the Programme for International Students' Assessments 2009 (PISA 2009). The overall goal and objectives of PISA are to offer support and expertise in the field of the evaluation of educational development factors in Albania. One of the methods successfully used for monitoring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Participation, International Assessment
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Suggate, Sebastian P. – International Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Evidence regarding the effect of early reading instruction on later reading achievement is unusually sparse, given the emphasis often placed on early and intensive reading instruction. Capitalising on international differences in school entry age (SEA), international reading studies may provide such evidence; however, only one quantitative…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Early Experience
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education
Carey, David – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
Improving education outcomes is important for Germany's long-term economic performance and social cohesion. While student achievement is above the OECD average in science and at the OECD average in reading and mathematics according to the 2006 OECD PISA study, weaker students tend to do badly by international comparison and socio-economic and/or…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education
Sen, Anindita; Partelow, Lisette A.; Miller, David C. – US Department of Education, 2005
Since the 1960s, the United States has participated actively in international projects that are designed to provide key information about the performance of the U.S. education system compared to other countries. These projects include the Indicators of National Education Systems (INES) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, Educational Indicators
Urban, Mathias – Online Submission, 2005
Questions of "quality" of pre- and out of school-provisions for children and their families have been raised increasingly in all modern societies since the early nineties. The appropriateness of pedagogical frameworks and approaches have not been the only issues in the debate. Other strands, for instance, have been focussing on adequate…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Teaching (Occupation)
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Oberhuemer, Pamela – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2004
Over the past decade, debates on the quality of early childhood services in Germany have focussed on four interrelated issues: access, programme quality, staff training, and evaluation procedures. Each of these four strands is presented and discussed in terms of the controversies and chances accompanying professional and public discourse.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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