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Avvisati, Francesco – OECD Publishing, 2018
Teachers are the most important school resource. In every country, teachers' salaries and training represent the greatest share of expenditure on education; and this investment in teachers can have significant returns. Research shows that being taught by the best teachers can make a real difference in the learning and life outcomes of otherwise…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
Kis, Viktoria; Windisch, Hendrickje Catriona – OECD Publishing, 2018
This paper looks at the importance of mechanisms that give formal recognition to vocational skills acquired through work-based learning and how such mechanisms might be developed. It describes how skill recognition can benefit individuals, employers and society as a whole, and identifies in which contexts skill recognition has the highest…
Descriptors: Job Skills, On the Job Training, Skill Development, Professional Recognition
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Skolnik, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article was written in response to concerns that have been expressed about the possible consequences of an increasing number of countries overtaking the United States in educational attainment. International statistics on educational attainment were analyzed, questions about comparability of data were discussed, and the impact of different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation, Educational Attainment
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper reports that between 2008 and 2009, unemployment rates across OECD countries increased among people at all educational levels, but rose to especially troubling heights among people without an upper secondary education. In 2009, the average employment rate across OECD countries was much higher for individuals with a tertiary (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Global Approach, Educational Attainment
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
Nusche, Deborah – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2009
Education plays an essential role in preparing the children of immigrants for participation in the labour market and society. Giving these children opportunities to fully develop their potential is vital for future economic growth and social cohesion in OECD countries. But migrant students in most OECD countries tend to have lower education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Education, Research, Global Approach
Isore, Marlene – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2009
This paper discusses the most relevant issues concerning teacher evaluation in primary and secondary education by reviewing the recent literature and analysing current practices within the OECD countries. First, it provides a conceptual framework highlighting key features of teacher evaluation schemes. In particular, it emphasises the importance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Teddlie, Charles; Creemers, Bert; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Muijs, Daniel; Yu, Fen – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
This article presents information on 2 international educational effectiveness studies, one completed and the other ongoing. The 2nd study is, to a large degree, a reaction to a methodological problem encountered in the 1st study, the lack of an internationally valid instrument measuring teacher effectiveness. This article presents 4 reasons for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, International Studies
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Christian, Donna; Pufahl, Ingrid U.; Rhodes, Nancy C. – Educational Leadership, 2005
Numerous reports and articles have decried the mediocrity of U.S. students' foreign language skills and have called for improved language education. One study that looked at foreign language education in 19 countries suggests several characteristics of successful foreign language programs: starting early, providing an articulated framework,…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Heritage Education, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
Depeyre, Dominique; Grimm, Daniel – 1998
Ecole Centrale Paris has developed two different types of double degree programs since 1987. The Top Industrial Managers for Europe Program (TIME) allows French and foreign students to obtain two engineering degrees, each for a nominal study period of 5-6 years after high school graduation. Thirty-one technical universities in 14 European…
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Gaither, Gerald; And Others – 1994
This report examines the development and implementation of performance indicators in higher education, focusing on the factors driving increased demand for accountability in higher education and the use of performance indicators in the United States and other countries. It discusses the public and political concern for increased productivity,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Benchmarking, College Outcomes Assessment, Colleges
Brett, Patricia – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A recent compilation of educational indicators from 20 industrialized countries in North America, the Pacific, Europe, and Scandinavia shows rates and trends in college enrollment and graduation, education-related earning power for men and women, and public spending on education. Educational attainment rates are charted for the 20 nations. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Developed Nations, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends