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Cappon, Paul – Canadian Council on Learning, 2011
The issue of the "boy gap" or "boy crisis" in education has been the subject of increasing attention across a number of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Given the importance of this issue and the need to better understand the situation in boys' education, this report draws on material and…
Descriptors: Males, Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Educational Trends
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2010
In 2000, Canada launched the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Since then, the 30 000 Canadian students that participated in PISA 2000 have been interviewed every two years to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Adolescents, National Surveys
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Miller, David C.; Sen, Anindita; Malley, Lydia B.; Burns, Stephanie D. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other Group of Eight (G-8) countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom) that are among the world's most economically developed countries and among the United States' largest economic partners.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Studies, Developed Nations, Educational Indicators
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Miller, David C.; Sen, Anindita; Malley, Lydia B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other Group of Eight (G-8) countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom. The report draws on the most current information about education from three primary sources: the Indicators of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Enrollment, Youth
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Miller, David C.; Sen, Anindita; Malley, Lydia B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other Group of Eight (G-8) countries. The G-8 countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States--are among the world's most economically developed countries. Comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
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van Langen, Annemarie; Bosker, Roel; Dekkers, Hetty – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
Although the participation rates of females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM) education is poor in most Western countries, considerable differences across countries exist as well. This may be due to differences in the so-called gender achievement gaps, that is, delays of one sex with respect to the other. The variation…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Western Civilization