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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Bølling, Mads; Niclasen, Janni; Bentsen, Peter; Nielsen, Glen – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Education Outside the Classroom (EOtC) is a teaching method that is gaining traction, aiming to promote learning and well-being. However, research on the association between EOtC and well-being is limited. Methods: This quasi-experimental trial involved pupils (9-13 years) from 16 Danish public schools which implemented EOtC in some…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Correlation, Comparative Analysis, Well Being
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Bove, Chiara; Jensen, Bente; Wyslowska, Olga; Iannone, Rosa Lisa; Mantovani, Susanna; Karwowska-Struczyk, Malgorzata – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article offers insights into what characterises innovative continuous professional development (CPD) in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) by analysing similarities and differences from case studies of exemplary approaches to innovative CPD in Denmark, Italy and Poland. The comparative analysis focuses on four features…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Institutional Cooperation, Early Childhood Education
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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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Solheim, Oddny Judith; Lundetrae, Kjersti – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Gender differences in reading seem to increase throughout schooling and then decrease or even disappear with age, but the reasons for this are unclear. In this study, we explore whether differences in the way "reading literacy" is operationalised can add to our understanding of varying gender differences in international large-scale…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
Borgonovi, Francesca – OECD Publishing, 2018
The ability of societies to preserve social cohesion in the presence of large migration flows depends on their capacity to integrate immigrants. Education can help immigrants acquire skills and contribute to the host-country economy; it can also foster immigrants' social and emotional well-being and sustain their motivation to participate in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Well Being, Immigrants, Comparative Analysis
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Jaakkola, Maarit – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
This article presents a comparison of technical, organizational, and pedagogical structures of six curriculum-related newsrooms in journalism education in the Nordic countries. The newsrooms were selected for comparison on the basis that they had permanent physical facilities and technical channels for publication, and they presented an integral…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Journalism, News Reporting, Teaching Methods
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Agasisti, Tommaso; Zoido, Pablo – Educational Researcher, 2018
This paper derives efficiency scores for around 8,500 schools in 30 countries, using Programme for International Student Assessment 2012 data and a nonparametric approach called data envelopment analysis as method. On average, achievement scores of schools can be increased by 27%, holding inputs constant. Efficiency scores vary considerably both…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Anderson-Levitt, Kathryn M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This essay examines comparison in a double sense. Focusing on ethnographies of teachers' work in the published literature, I ask whether it is possible to compare ethnographic studies across national borders without losing the particularities of local context, and also without losing the distinctive theoretical perspective of ethnographers…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Preschool Teachers
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Rasmussen, Lauge Baungaard; Hansen, Mette Sanne – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper explains how engineering students at a Danish university acquired the necessary skills to become emergent facilitators of organisational development. The implications of this approach are discussed and related to relevant viewpoints and findings in the literature. The methodology deployed for this paper is empirical and conceptual. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Sheludko, Inna; Bondarenko, Mykola – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
The comparative analysis of modern foreign concepts and systems of professional training of specialists in Western European countries has been carried out. Leading ideas, principles and regularities of the development of continuous professional education have been revealed. It has been stated that most developed European countries gradually reduce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Global Approach, Professional Education
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Lindberg, Matti; Silvennoinen, Heikki – Comparative Education, 2018
This study compares the literacy and numeracy proficiencies of higher education (HE) degree holders in 21 OECD countries based on primary analysis of the national data sets collected via the OECD's Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012 study. The differences in the graduates' average literacy and numeracy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Numeracy, Basic Skills, International Assessment
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Thaler, Hanna; Skewes, Joshua C.; Gebauer, Line; Christensen, Peer; Prkachin, Kenneth M.; Jegindø Elmholdt, Else-Marie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Difficulties in emotion perception are commonly observed in autism spectrum disorder. However, it is unclear whether these difficulties can be attributed to a general problem of relating to emotional states, or whether they specifically concern the perception of others' expressions. This study addressed this question in the context of pain, a…
Descriptors: Pain, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emotional Response
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Edström, Kristina; Kolmos, Anette; Malmi, Lauri; Bernhard, Jonte; Andersson, Pernille – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
This paper investigates the emergence of an engineering education research (EER) community in three Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland and Sweden. First, an overview of the current state of Nordic EER authorship is produced through statistics on international publication. Then, the history of EER and its precursor activities is described in three…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Authors
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Raos, Višeslav – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper explores linguistic landscapes and the enactment of public visibility and presence of non-majority linguistic groups in EU member states. Non-majority linguistic groups gain power, visibility and presence through the introduction of bilingual or multilingual signposts on roads, streets, squares, and public buildings in towns and cities…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Signs, Language Usage, Language Planning
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