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OECD Publishing, 2019
Addressing teacher education in all its complexity is fundamental to ensuring that all students reach their potential in today's increasingly diverse classrooms and rapidly changing environment. This report provides insight into key features of selected teacher preparation systems by analysing the information collected in the OECD Initial Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Program Design
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
Sweet, Richard – European Training Foundation, 2018
This handbook aims at helping policy makers and social partners to look at the issues involved in financing work-based learning programmes--programmes that are part of formal vocational education and training and combine learning in the workplace with learning in the classroom--and to make better choices between the policy options that face them…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Work Experience Programs, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Burns, Tracey, Ed.; Köster, Florian, Ed. – OECD Publishing, 2016
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? In all systems an increasing number of stakeholders are involved in designing, delivering, and monitoring education. Like our societies, education systems are increasingly diverse regarding students, teachers, and communities, as well as the values and identities we expect…
Descriptors: Governance, Models, Educational Practices, Educational Research
Burns, Tracey; Köster, Florian; Fuster, Marc – OECD Publishing, 2016
Governing multi-level education systems requires governance models that balance responsiveness to local diversity with the ability to ensure national objectives. This delicate equilibrium is difficult to achieve given the complexity of many education systems. Countries are therefore increasingly looking for examples of good practice and models of…
Descriptors: Governance, Case Studies, School Administration, Best Practices
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
European qualifications framework (EQF) levels reveal what a learner knows, understands, and can do at the end of a learning experience. Thanks to the comprehensive nature of the EQF, these learning outcomes can also provide policy-makers with a fine mesh of data about each particular level and every kind of qualification. Nowhere is this mesh…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Knowledge Level, Outcomes of Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
There is remarkable diversity in student loan systems throughout the world. In considering the ideal approach to system of loan repayment based on income here in the United States, it is valuable to examine the nature, successes, and failures of some other countries' methods of offering borrowers income-contingent student loan repayment. Two…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Income Contingent Loans, Higher Education
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2014
Continuous and rapid developments in global higher education today more than ever before present new questions, greater challenges, and vast new opportunities for institutions, policy makers, scholars and students alike. This book is a collection of studies and essays by many of the leading experts in international higher education who share their…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Comparative Education
Zapata, Juliana; Pont, Beatriz; Figueroa, Diana Toledo; Albiser, Etienne; Yee, Hyo Jeong; Skalde, Annette; Fraccola, Sylvain – OECD Publishing, 2014
This policy profile on education in the Netherlands is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Equal Education
Dill, David D., Ed.; van Vught, Frans A., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
This volume analyzes the impact of public policy on the knowledge economies and higher education systems of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the overall European Union. Given that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research, Global Approach, Innovation
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Jansen, Pauline W.; Raat, Hein; Mackenbach, Johan P.; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.; Hofman, Albert; van Oort, Floor V.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Tiemeier, Henning – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2010
In many societies the prevalence of behavioural problems in school-aged children varies by national origin. We examined the association between national origin and behavioural problems in 1 1/2-year-old children. Data on maternal national origin and the Child Behavior Checklist for toddlers (n = 4943) from a population-based cohort in the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Family Income, Toddlers, Psychopathology
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Ladd, Helen F. – Education Finance and Policy, 2010
The United States is an outlier with respect to its heavy emphasis on student test scores for the purposes of school accountability. Many other countries instead use school inspection systems that pay more attention to a school's internal processes and practices. This policy note focuses on the school inspection systems of New Zealand and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Effectiveness, Accountability
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Timmers, Tanya M.; Willemsen, Tineke M.; Tijdens, Kea G. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2010
Are policies to increase women's share among university professors effective? The importance of gender equality on the labor market has been well established, but our understanding of what kind of policy is effective to increase the share of women is still unclear. Three sets of factors explain women's low shares at higher job levels, notably…
Descriptors: Females, Labor Market, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Aarts, Noelle; Leeuwis, Cees – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2010
Purpose: To examine the role of power in interactive policymaking settings. Design/Methodology/Approach: A literature study is combined with four case studies relating to citizen participation in natural resource management and rural development in the Netherlands. Findings: Many of the identified problems and dilemmas of interactive policymaking…
Descriptors: Land Use, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Rural Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "The High Cost of High School Dropouts": New Alliance Brief Says Dropouts from the Class of 2009 Represent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Education Work Relationship, Dropouts
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