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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Universities UK, 2019
As the UK's economy grows, in the context of global change, the needs of employers, employees and learners will also change. For the UK to prosper economically, compete internationally, and reduce economic disparities, the UK's skills base will need to be responsive and meet these changing needs. More flexible learning approaches have the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Flexible Progression, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Barrio, Brenda L.; Miller, Darcy; Ojeme, Caroline; Tamakloe, Deborah – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
There has been a gradual move toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in Nigeria promoted by the National Policy of Education, as well as polices emerging from UNESCO; however, the infrastructure and resources to make inclusion happen are generally lacking. Based on this report and the need for more information on teachers' and parents'…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy, Case Studies
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Fejes, Andreas; Olson, Maria; Rahm, Lina; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Sandberg, Fredrik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this article we have analysed the ways a discourse on individualisation is taking shape within adult education in Sweden, how it operates, and what effects it has in terms of shaping student subjectivity. Drawing on a post-structural theorisation we analyse interviews with teachers and students in municipal adult education and folk high schools…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Practices, Democracy
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Olukoga, Titilola – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
The Further Education (FE) sector has been considered by successive UK governments as significant to developing a global competitive edge as well as enhancing social justice. Consequently, these governments have shown keen interests in the sector and have introduced reforms and policy initiatives that have led to cultures of marketisation,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Adult Education
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Xodabande, Ismail – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
In recent years, increasing availability of digital technologies and internet connection for the majority of global population has affected almost every aspect of modern life including education and language learning. As a result, the face of language learning is changing both inside and outside the classroom and there is an ever growing need to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preferences
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Brown, Eleanor J. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This article engages with debates about transformative learning and social change, exploring practitioner perspectives on non-formal education activities run by non-governmental organisations. The research looked at how global citizenship education practitioners met their organisation's goals of change for social justice through educational…
Descriptors: Social Change, Citizenship Education, Global Education, Nonformal Education
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Hadawi, Ali; Crabbe, M. James C. – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
In his keynote lecture at the Reimagining Further Education conference in Birmingham in June 2016, Sir Frank McLoughlin was clear that the sector 'needed a mission' to unite around, and to let people know where it is going. This was endorsed by the attendees, who felt that it would enable the sector to regain ownership of what it stands for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning, Educational Objectives
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Modarresi, Ghasem; Javan, Elham – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
There exists cross-cultural differences in English classes regarding the factors that demotivate students and lead to dropout. The present study, following the guidelines suggested by Rowsell (1992), mainly aimed to design and validate a questionnaire for the reasons for dropout. To do so, the researchers, first, interviewed with 20 translation…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning
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Taskiran, Ayse; Aydin, Belgin – Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, 2018
This study explores the similarities and differences between adult language learners' and their teachers' attributions of perceived success and failure in learning English as a foreign language in an intensive program. It examines attributions along with three dimensions: locus of causality, stability and controllability. 319 students and 81…
Descriptors: Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction