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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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Murchan, Damian – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
Assessments and examinations play a critical role in certifying student achievement in secondary education. Prompted by concerns about the negative effects of examinations on curriculum, teaching and learning, elements of School-Based Assessment (SBA) have been introduced into certification systems, sometimes modelled on practice in other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Student Evaluation
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MacPhail, Ann; Halbert, John; O'Neill, Hal – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The more recent discussion in Ireland around post-primary teachers being responsible for assessing their own students' work continues. The new junior cycle reform (covering the first three years of post-primary education) is concerned with making fundamental changes in approaches to learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment, with school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Student Evaluation, Measurement Objectives
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McCormack, Christopher F. – History of Education, 2018
Historians have observed that the period 1860-1890 was educationally progressive. This paper identifies the renaissance with the creation of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland in the aftermath of Church Disestablishment. Disestablishment legislation facilitated the inclusion of the laity in Synod. The paper argues that the lay-clerical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legislation, Educational Change, Churches
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Lawlor, John; Conneely, Claire; Oldham, Elizabeth; Marshall, Kevin; Tangney, Brendan – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
There have been calls for decades by many educational writers and commentators for a new model of learning to facilitate what is generally described as twenty-first-century learning. Central to this challenge is the required shift in responsibility for who leads and owns the learning--from teacher to student. Such a shift requires a pragmatic…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Models
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Derman, Mustafa; Gurbuz, Hasan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
This study aimed to compare the objectives of environmental education topics in various countries. The present study is a qualitative study and content analysis was used to analyze the data. The results revealed that the categories of the objectives regarding the environment topic in the primary education were found to be higher in Turkey compared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Nolan, Ann – Irish Educational Studies, 2018
While AIDS was neither the initial nor the sole factor, it had a profound impact on the development of school-based sex education policy and practice in 1980s Ireland. Attempts to introduce a national programme of sex education on foot of increasing rates of crisis pregnancy pre-date the AIDS era, but these efforts had been vociferously opposed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sex Education, Secondary Education