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Kim, Hyungryeol; Byun, Soo-yong – Multicultural Education Review, 2019
This study investigated whether a country's policy context for immigrant integration was related to native adolescents' attitudes towards ethnic minorities in European countries, using data from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study. We found that students in a country with more inclusive and multiculturalist policies for…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Integration, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents
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Penkauskiene, Daiva; Railiene, Asta; Cruz, Gonçalo – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Although Critical Thinking (CT) has been a desirable aim expressed both by higher education institutions and labour market professionals, studies on what CT means and what it looks like in the workplace are scarce. The current study intends to tackle this gap by sharing findings about the importance of CT and its practical manifestation in…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Employer Attitudes, Labor Force, Value Judgment
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Puig, Blanca; Blanco-Anaya, Paloma; Bargiela, Inés M.; Crujeiras-Pérez, Beatriz – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study provides a systematic review on the Critical Thinking (CT) intervention studies reported in the national literature of the countries involved in the CRITHINKEDU project. The aim of this paper is to characterise critical thinking intervention studies in higher education institutions across different fields. The review process has been…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Intervention, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Stadermann, H. K. E.; van den Berg, E.; Goedhart, M. J. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Secondary school level quantum physics (QP) courses have recently been implemented in the national curricula of many countries. QP gives opportunities to acquaint students with more recent physics and its applications and to discuss aspects of the nature of science. Research has shown that QP is a challenging area for students. Because the…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum, Scientific Principles
OECD Publishing, 2019
Problems associated with the environment loom large over the future well-being of young generations. A previous issue of PISA in Focus (PISA in Focus 87) shows that in 2015 many 15-year-old students believed that the future -- their future -- was going to be worse, environmentally, than the present. In particular, only a minority of students…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
OECD Publishing, 2019
Log files from computer-based assessment can help better understand respondents' behaviours and cognitive strategies. Analysis of timing information from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) reveals large differences in the time participants take to answer assessment items, as well as large country differences…
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Items, Reaction Time
OECD Publishing, 2019
Good health is a benefit in many domains, such as work, studies or social relationships. Fostering a sound knowledge on healthy habits and the implications of risk-taking behaviours is a key to shaping societies with healthier lifestyles.
Descriptors: Health, Health Care Costs, Health Behavior, Health Education
Cerna, Lucie – OECD Publishing, 2019
The recent refugee crisis has put many Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries under considerable pressure to accommodate and integrate large numbers of refugees. Refugee students are a particularly vulnerable group due to their forced displacement, but their needs are not always met by education systems, which can…
Descriptors: Refugees, Social Integration, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Martma, Liisa; Saar, Ellu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The question of whether the potential short-term advantages of vocational qualifications are offset by disadvantages in later life is an important issue for policy debates. This paper analyses how the choice of vocational or general upper-secondary education affects future prospects of participation in non-formal education (NFE). It presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This research paper is one in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18). The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of how CVET is conceptualised in various international level policy documents and how it is referred to across countries. It discusses national conceptions of CVET, the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Role of Education, Educational Change
European Commission, 2019
The 2nd Survey of Schools: ICT in Education has two objectives: 1) Objective 1: Benchmark progress in ICT in Schools - to provide detailed and up-to-date information related to access, use and attitudes towards the use of technology in education by surveying head teachers, teachers, students and parents covering the EU28, Norway, Iceland and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Access to Computers
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Urick, Angela; Bowers, Alex J. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
While research to date on school leadership has identified instructional leadership as an effective means to improve academic achievement, little is known about how teachers and principals view instructional leadership both individually and collectively. We analyzed the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) of 2008 of 59,152…
Descriptors: Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys, International Assessment, Teacher Attitudes
Graduate Management Admission Council, 2019
Each month, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) surveys a random sample of individuals who three months prior registered on mba.com--the GMAC™ website for prospective graduate business students. Their survey responses provide an inside look into the decision-making process of people currently considering applying to a graduate…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, College Choice, Educational Demand
Graduate Management Admission Council, 2019
Each month, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) surveys a random sample of individuals who three months prior registered on mba.com--the GMAC™ website for prospective graduate business students. Their survey responses provide an inside look into the decision-making process of people currently considering applying to a graduate…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education
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Price, Heather E.; Weatherby, Kristen – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
To better understand the status of the teaching profession, we present a conceptual framework outlining the 4 domains of knowledge-worker professionals: professional benchmarks, professional discretion, room for promotion, and workplace conditions and use the TALIS 2013 survey data to show that these domains exist globally and vary within…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employees, Professional Services, Knowledge Management
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