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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Li, Yongjian; Dervin, Fred – Education and Society, 2018
This article reflects on the meanings of comparing and contrasting in international and comparative education, using two education utopias as case studies. It is inspired by our visits to schools in rural China and Finland and by our interest in issues of social justice, equality/equity. The article also discusses the meanings of the fashionable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
OECD Publishing, 2018
Taking the students' perspective, Education Policy Outlook 2018: Putting Student Learning at the Centre analyses the evolution of key education priorities and key education policies in 43 education systems. It compares more recent developments in education policy ecosystems (mainly between 2015 and 2017) with various education policies adopted…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
OECD Publishing, 2017
Educational quality is defined and shaped by the classroom practices implemented by teachers in our schools. The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)-PISA link presents a unique opportunity to explore what takes place in the classroom by listening to the voices of teachers and students. Teachers, with their professional training and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Surveys
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Akpinar, Murat; del Campo, Cristina; Eryarsoy, Enes – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This study investigates the effects of collaboration and competition on students' learning performance in a course of business statistics. The collaboration involved a simultaneously organised group competition project with analysis of real-life business problems among students. Students from the following schools participated: JAMK University of…
Descriptors: Competition, Teamwork, International Studies, Statistics
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Castejón, Alba; Zancajo, Adrián – European Educational Research Journal, 2015
This article focuses on analysing the effect of educational differentiation policies of OECD educational systems on socioeconomically disadvantaged students, based on data from PISA 2009. The analysis is conducted on the basis of a definition of two subgroups of disadvantaged students: those that achieve high scores, and those obtaining scores…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Individualized Programs
Lynch, Kelly – Online Submission, 2014
With the failure of the No Child Left Behind policies of the 1990's, educational reformers wished to establish a "new and improved" set of standards for the United States to follow. However, since their inception in 2006-2007, the new Common Core State Standards have become increasingly unpopular due to the fact that they remain largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Standards, State Standards
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Björk, Lars G.; Johansson, Olof; Bredeson, Paul – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2014
During recent decades, the rise of the global economy launched a wide array of social, economic, and political changes in nations throughout the world. Heightened concern about the quality of schools launched what is arguably the most pervasive, intense, and protracted attempts at educational reform in recent history. Examinations of the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, International Studies
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Heikkila, Eila – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
This article presents a comparative study of innovation in vocational education and training (VET) in three innovative European countries: England, Finland and Germany. The focus is on innovation emerging from VET practitioners' (directors, teachers, project coordinators, etc.) participation in inter-organisational networks with local, regional,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
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Moos, Lejf – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2013
Educational leadership practice is embedded and shaped in its own context. However, contemporary policy makers are keen to use research findings from multiple educational systems to produce overall, generic models of best leadership practice. Therefore, research needs to encompass analyses of the political, societal, cultural, and institutional…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Administration, Leadership
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Andrews, Paul; Sayers, Judy – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2012
In this paper we compare how three teachers, one from each of Finland, Flanders and Hungary, introduce linear equations to grade 8 students. Five successive lessons were videotaped and analysed qualitatively to determine how teachers, each of whom was defined against local criteria as effective, addressed various literature-derived…
Descriptors: Algebra, Equations (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Rothman, Robert, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
The issue of teacher effectiveness has risen rapidly to the top of the education policy agenda, and the federal government and states are considering bold steps to improve teacher and leader effectiveness. One place to look for ideas is the experiences of high-performing education systems around the world. Finland, Ontario, and Singapore all have…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
Kreide, Anita Therese – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This longitudinal quantitative study compared literacy achievement of students from second through sixth grade based on two organizational systems: graded (traditional) and nongraded (multiage) classrooms. The California Standards Test (CST) scaled and proficiency scores for English-Language Arts (ELA) were used as the study's independent variable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Educational Practices, Effect Size
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Liang, Xin – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2010
The study examined the role of classroom assessment and its relationships to student characteristics and mathematics performance by comparing the USA, Canada and Finland using Program of International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 data. The results indicated that student individual characteristics such as gender, family social-cultural status,…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Muller, Jorg; Hernandez, Fernando – Journal of Educational Change, 2010
Different forms of accountability are part of educational restructuring across Europe. This article will focus on the different national configurations of accountability from teachers' point of view. A comparative perspective will enlarge on commonalities and differences between teachers' experiences in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, England, Sweden,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis