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OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2013
"Education Indicators in Focus" is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in "OECD's Education at a Glance" that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners. They provide a detailed look into current issues in pre-primary, primary and secondary education, higher education, and adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Benefits, Demography, Expectation
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Desjardins, Richard – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2013
This study considers the extensive critique of the impact of the "market" or "neoliberal" model on learning and its outcomes in the light of alternative models. The purpose is to consider the potential impacts of the market on learning and its outcomes and to contextualise critique by considering alternative coordination…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Commercialization, Politics of Education, Global Approach
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Postholm, May Britt – Educational Research, 2012
Background and purpose: The article reviews studies that focus on the professional development of teachers after they have completed their basic teacher training. Teacher professional development is defined as teachers' learning: how they learn to learn and how they apply their knowledge in practice to support pupils' learning. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Learning Processes, Faculty Development
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Baird, Katherine – Education Economics, 2012
This paper investigates achievement gaps between low and high socioeconomic students in 19 high-income countries. On average, math scores of students with indicators of high socioeconomic status (SES) are over one standard deviation above those with low SES indicators. The paper estimates the extent to which these achievement gaps can be…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Status, Educational Resources
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Fitzgerald, Tanya – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
The metaphors of the ivory tower and ivory basement are used in this chapter to reflect how many women understand and experience the academy. The ivory tower signifies a place that is protected, a place of privilege and authority and a place removed from the outside world (and consequently the rigours of the market place). The ivory tower, by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Figurative Language, Women Faculty, Power Structure
Karkkainen, Kiira – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Innovation is essential for the education sector. The ways in which curriculum decision making is organised reflects different implicit approaches on how educational systems pertain to promote innovation in education. Curriculum holds an outstanding place when seeking to promote innovation in education, as it reflects the vision for education by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development, Secondary Education
Musset, Pauline – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This literature review on school choice analyses the impact of choice schemes on students and on school systems focusing on equity. Reviewing the evidence can be difficult, as the literature is often fragmented and inconclusive, and the political importance of this research often results in high-profile attention given to individual studies rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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Bulle, Nathalie – Comparative Education, 2011
The PISA survey influences educational policies through an international competitive process which is not wholly rationally-oriented. Firstly, PISA league tables act normatively upon the definition of formal educational aims while the survey tests cannot evaluate the educational systems' relative strengths with regards to such aims. We argue that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment, Competition
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