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Bubikova-Moan, Jarmila; Naess Hjetland, Hanne; Wollscheid, Sabine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
In recent years, play-based learning (PBL) has attracted attention, debate and controversy across different national contexts. There is no definitional consensus which may have undesirable consequences for enacting its potential in professional practice. The aim of our study was to synthesize international research on ECE practitioners' views on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Play, Teaching Methods
Musset, Pauline – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This literature review on school choice analyses the impact of choice schemes on students and on school systems focusing on equity. Reviewing the evidence can be difficult, as the literature is often fragmented and inconclusive, and the political importance of this research often results in high-profile attention given to individual studies rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Educational Research, Educational Policy
Arbo, Peter; Benneworth, Paul – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
The contribution of higher education institutions to regional development is a theme that has attracted growing attention in recent years. Knowledge institutions are increasingly expected not only to conduct education and research, but also to play an active role in the economic, social and cultural development of their regions. The extent to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics