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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Lang, Manfred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study uses boundary crossing in activity theory as one normative framework for opening a deliberative inquiry in new discursive spaces to elicit "gender awareness" in teachers' practices. We illustrate this framework by drawing from data in one European teacher education project. Seven case studies were conducted and data were…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Gender Issues, Case Studies, Teacher Educators
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Kayhan, Nilay; Pistav Akmese, Pelin – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study aims to examine the compulsory courses related to the game and game teaching in special education teacher training undergraduate programme in terms of number, term, credit and content. The data in descriptive study have been determined using document analysis technique. It has been stated that pre-service teachers in most of the EU…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Required Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lindberg, Matti; Silvennoinen, Heikki – Comparative Education, 2018
This study compares the literacy and numeracy proficiencies of higher education (HE) degree holders in 21 OECD countries based on primary analysis of the national data sets collected via the OECD's Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012 study. The differences in the graduates' average literacy and numeracy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Numeracy, Basic Skills, International Assessment
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; Kaiser, Frans; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
Europe's knowledge economies need high-level skills, the capacity to innovate and to support democratic societies. In this perspective, the main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of higher education and how this is promoted in various countries in Europe and beyond. The evidence, conclusions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Definitions, Public Policy
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; Kaiser, Frans; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
Europe's knowledge economies need high-level skills, the capacity to innovate and to support democratic societies. In this perspective, the main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of higher education and how this is promoted in various countries in Europe and beyond. The evidence, conclusions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Definitions
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
The country case studies are part of the empirical data collected for the "Promoting the Relevance of Higher Education" project. Before presenting the case studies, this introductory chapter describes how the 8 case studies were selected, the case study methodology, and provides an overview of the interviewed organisations and experts.…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
This annex to the main report "Promoting the Relevance of Higher Education" includes the international policy literature study and the review of indicators. The objective of the literature study was to provide first insights into the policies that relate to the three dimensions of higher education relevance: personal development,…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Mostafa, Ola; Ayalew, Yibeltal; Huisman, Jeronen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Gladushyna, Olesya; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
To obtain a better understanding of country-specific policies, a country-specific literature review was undertaken. The search entailed key-terms focusing on relevance and the three higher education relevance dimensions. The main outcomes of the country-specific literature review are discussed in this chapter. We do so by analysing the typically…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Kayhan, Nilay; Akmese, Pelin Pistav – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Legal regulations about education and educational policies are important for the quality of the practices. It has been seen that many countries invest in the education of the individuals who will form a qualified society in the future and focus on the teacher training and quality. The teachers have a great role in determining the exceptionally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Courses, Special Education, Teacher Education Programs
Choudaha, Rahul; van Rest, Edwin – Online Submission, 2018
A decade ago, the world was not prepared for the widespread impact of the global financial recession. Gradually, the operating focus of higher education sector in many high-income countries around shifted, causing budget-cuts to become a recurring and dominant theme. Yet, at the same time, the expanding middle-class in emerging countries were keen…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, College Students, Student Mobility
Bunescu, Luisa; Gaebel, Michael – European University Association, 2018
In recent years, the enhancement of learning and teaching has become a priority, not only for higher education institutions, but also for national governments, the European Union and the Bologna Process. This report aims to map the learning and teaching landscape in 28 higher education systems and to provide insight into how teaching enhancement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Instruction, National Programs
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries. [For the previous report "The Organisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
European Commission, 2017
This document, "Annex 1 to the Final Report to DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission" is intended as a companion piece to European Commission report "Preparing Teachers for Diversity: The Role of Initial Teacher Education. Final Report". It contains country fiches which are overviews of available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Educational Policy
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Van der Klink, Marcel; Kools, Quinta; Avissar, Gilada; White, Simone; Sakata, Tetsuhito – Professional Development in Education, 2017
The attention being devoted to teacher educators as professionals and their professional development is unquestionably increasing. Whilst much of that attention is being directed at teacher educators in different countries, international comparisons have been quite rare to date. The research question addressed in this study was: "Do…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, International Studies, Comparative Analysis
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