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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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Capano, Giliberto – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Governments continuously design and redesign higher education policies, and governmental capacities are the pillars for undertaking these tasks during the formulation stage. This paper considers the assumption that different governmental political and technical capacities shape different spaces for action and thus different types of policy design.…
Descriptors: Governance, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Cooper, Nathan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
The Liberal Arts model of undergraduate education within small, internationally-focused University Colleges is becoming increasingly popular in Europe. This trend is most notable in the Netherlands, where the liberal arts model is acclaimed as filling a gap in Dutch undergraduate education at conventional research universities. This paper explores…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Cultural Context, Role of Education, Knowledge Economy
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van Houten, Maarten Matheus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The Netherlands has a binary higher education system in which academic education and higher professional education at EQF levels 5-8 co-exist. There is also secondary vocational education at EQF levels 1 up to 4. In this paper, I analyse policy documents resulting from the Bologna Process and argue that under neo-liberal conditions, higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Professional Education
OECD Publishing, 2018
The higher education sector in The Netherlands offers excellent examples of what it means to be innovative and entrepreneurial, and promote entrepreneurial mind sets, entrepreneurship and knowledge exchange. Creating value from academic knowledge through innovative services, products, processes and business models that meet economic, social and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries
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Garraway, James – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Though the future cannot be accurately predicted, it is possible to envisage a number of probable developments which can promote thinking about the future and so promote a more informed stance about what should or should not be done. Studies in technology and society have claimed that the use of a type of forecasting using plausible but imaginary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Prediction, Predictor Variables, Teacher Workshops
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Broer, Nico A.; Hoogland, Jan; van der Stoep, Jan – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The process of global modernization has reached a new phase. In many parts of the world, societies have become so complex that the logic that characterized first modernity no longer works. Simultaneously, societies are confronted by huge and complex side effects of modern rationality, such as climate change, migration influx, global inequality,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Higher Education, Christianity
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Reichard, Christoph – Teaching Public Administration, 2017
Universities and other higher education institutions in Europe offer a vast and increasing number of academic degree programs in the broad field of Public Administration. A subset of these programs is those offering postgraduate degrees to experienced students being already employed by public or private organisations. These executive programs are…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Foreign Countries, Management Development, Masters Programs
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Gusc, Joanna; van Veen-Dirks, Paula – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: Sustainability is one of the newer topics in the accounting courses taught in university teaching programs. The active learning assignment as described in this paper was developed for use in an accounting course in an undergraduate program. The aim was to enhance teaching about sustainability within such a course. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Sustainability, Active Learning
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van Mulken, Margot; Hendriks, Berna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This paper reports on an experimental study investigating alternative communication modes to English as a Lingua Franca. The purpose was to examine the effectiveness of different modes of communication and to gain insight in communication strategies used by interlocutors to solve referential conflicts. Findings show that ELF may not necessarily be…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Computer Mediated Communication, Official Languages, English (Second Language)
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Cheong, Grace – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper forms part of a doctoral study focused on the development and validation of an instrument for the self-evaluation of teaching and learning competencies for the purpose of faculty professional development. The rapid expansion of the higher education sector in Singapore has called for new approaches to university teaching that are…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
This report focuses on the structure of mainstream education in European countries from preprimary to tertiary level for the 2017/18 school and academic year. Forty-three education systems are included covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, the former…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Postsecondary Education
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Beker, Katinka; Jolles, Dietsje; Lorch, Robert F., Jr.; van den Broek, Paul – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
Learning often involves integration of information from multiple texts. The aim of the current study was to determine whether relevant information from previously read texts is spontaneously activated during reading, allowing for integration between texts (experiment 1 and 2), and whether this process is related to the representation of the texts…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Prior Learning, Associative Learning, Sentence Structure
OECD Publishing, 2016
One in ten students at the master's or equivalent level is an international student within the OECD, and one in four at the doctoral or equivalent level. International doctoral students tend to choose countries investing substantial resources on research and development (R&D) in tertiary educational institutions. This offers these countries a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Masters Programs, Foreign Students, Educational Indicators
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Gibbs, Graham – Journal of Management Education, 2016
This paper, a rejoinder to "Isn't It Time We Did Something about the Lack of Teaching Preparation in Business Doctoral Programs?" by Marx et al., suggests glancing at practices outside the United States to get some perspective on the nature of the problem of why so little emphasis is placed on teaching preparation in business doctoral…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education
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