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Dorling, Danny; Tomlinson, Sally – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
The old myth about the ability and variability of potential in children is a comforting myth, for those who are uneasy with the degree of inequality they see and would rather seek to justify it than confront it. The myth of inherent potential helps some explain to themselves why they are privileged. Extend the myth to believe in inherited ability…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Misconceptions, Ability, Academic Aptitude
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Stephens, Maria; Landeros, Katherine; Perkins, Robert; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 is the sixth administration of this international comparative study since 1995 when first administered. TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2016
PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) is the fourth assessment in the current trend series, following PIRLS 2001, 2006, and 2011. There were 61 participants in PIRLS 2016, including 50 countries and 11 benchmarking entities (e.g., regions of countries as well as additional grades or language groups from the participating…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Grade 4
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McMahon, Margery; Forde, Christine; Dickson, Beth – Educational Review, 2015
The current policy gaze on teacher quality is resulting in significant shifts in how teacher education is conceptualized, designed and delivered. Traditional approaches to teacher preparation and continuing professional development (CPD) are being challenged, and often displaced, by new models that expedite the process and experience of becoming a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Change, Curriculum Design, Educational Practices
Chung, Ji Eun; Elliott, Stuart – OECD Publishing, 2015
The "OECD Skills Studies" series aims to provide a strategic approach to skills policies. It presents OECD internationally comparable indicators and policy analysis covering issues such as: quality of education and curricula; transitions from school to work; vocational education and training (VET); employment and unemployment; innovative…
Descriptors: Adults, Problem Solving, Computer Literacy, Computer Use
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Birenbaum, Menucha; DeLuca, Christopher; Earl, Lorna; Heritage, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; Looney, Anne; Smith, Kari; Timperley, Helen; Volante, Louis; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) across the globe with particular attention given to Western educational jurisdictions. Authors from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA explain the genesis of AfL, its evolution and impact on school systems, and discuss current trends in policy…
Descriptors: International Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Van Damme, Dirk – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In this paper, I argue for more and better learning metrics in higher education, eventually through an international, comparative assessment of students' learning outcomes. Better learning measures may help to improve transparency in the system by addressing the information asymmetry problem. If not addressed adequately, the lack of transparency…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Methods
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Sass, Katharina – European Educational Research Journal, 2015
The historical origins and development of comprehensive schooling have seldom been analyzed systematically and comparatively. However, there is a rich comparative and historically grounded literature on the development of welfare states, which focuses on many relevant policies, but ignores the education system. In particular, the power resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Welfare Services
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Fusarelli, Lance D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Using international data on child well-being and educational attainment, this article compares child well-being in the United States to member countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Multiple measures of child well-being are analyzed, such as material well-being (including poverty, unemployment, and income…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Attainment, Comparative Analysis, Poverty
Quintini, Glenda – OECD Publishing, 2015
The combination of work and study has been hailed as crucial to ensure that youth develop the skills required on the labour market so that transitions from school to work are shorter and smoother. This paper fills an important gap in availability of internationally-comparable data. Using the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), it draws a…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship
Goodman, Madeline J.; Sands, Anita M.; Coley, Richard J. – Educational Testing Service, 2015
Recent research reveals an apparent paradox for U.S. millennials (born after 1980, ages 16-34): while they may be on track to be our most educated generation ever, they consistently score below many of their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. Equally troubling is that these findings…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Late Adolescents, International Assessment, Educational Attainment
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Rampey, Bobby D.; Finnegan, Robert; Mohadjer, Leyla; Krenzke, Tom; Hogan, Jacquie; Provasnik, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large-scale study of adult skills and life experiences focusing on education and employment. Nationally representative samples of adults between the ages of 16 and 65 are administered an assessment of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology rich…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Older Adults, Unemployment, Skills
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Heuser, Brian L.; Drake, Timothy A.; Owens, Taya L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
By examining the different methods and processes by which national data gathering agencies compile and submit their findings to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors (1) assess the methodological challenges of accurately reporting tertiary completion and graduation rates cross-nationally; (2) to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Indicators
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Pena-Rangel, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Most societies today are culturally diverse. Increasingly, minority groups are demanding recognition and self-governing rights to protect their ways of life against that of the majority. These demands represent a serious challenge for the state: how is it to balance between the equally legitimate claims of the many cultures inhabiting its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Minority Groups, Citizenship Education
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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