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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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Agrawal, Jugnu; Barrio, Brenda L.; Kressler, Benikia; Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Shankland, Rebecca K. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that although countries around the world must ensure that students with disabilities receive free, inclusive, and appropriate education, students with disabilities are less likely to complete primary or secondary school in many countries. Though this…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Law
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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
Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
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Horokhivska, Tetiana – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
The article deals with the trends in developing professional pedagogical competency of lecturers in the scientific and educational space of the leading EU countries. Specific attention is paid to the analysis of the approaches to determining core competencies required for professional growth, as well as components and criteria for developing…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; Kaiser, Frans; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
Europe's knowledge economies need high-level skills, the capacity to innovate and to support democratic societies. In this perspective, the main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of higher education and how this is promoted in various countries in Europe and beyond. The evidence, conclusions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Definitions, Public Policy
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; Kaiser, Frans; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
Europe's knowledge economies need high-level skills, the capacity to innovate and to support democratic societies. In this perspective, the main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of higher education and how this is promoted in various countries in Europe and beyond. The evidence, conclusions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Definitions
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
The country case studies are part of the empirical data collected for the "Promoting the Relevance of Higher Education" project. Before presenting the case studies, this introductory chapter describes how the 8 case studies were selected, the case study methodology, and provides an overview of the interviewed organisations and experts.…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
This annex to the main report "Promoting the Relevance of Higher Education" includes the international policy literature study and the review of indicators. The objective of the literature study was to provide first insights into the policies that relate to the three dimensions of higher education relevance: personal development,…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Mostafa, Ola; Ayalew, Yibeltal; Huisman, Jeronen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Gladushyna, Olesya; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
To obtain a better understanding of country-specific policies, a country-specific literature review was undertaken. The search entailed key-terms focusing on relevance and the three higher education relevance dimensions. The main outcomes of the country-specific literature review are discussed in this chapter. We do so by analysing the typically…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
Renold, Ursula; Bolli, Thomas; Caves, Katherine; Bürgi, Jutta; Egg, Maria Esther; Kemper, Johanna; Rageth, Ladina – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2018
Vocational education and training (VET) is a major policy topic for countries all over the world, who are eager to learn from the best examples where participation in VET is high and youth unemployment is low. Policymakers want to know how strong VET systems manage challenges like rapid technological change, matching labor market demand for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship
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Luschei, Thomas F.; Jeong, Dong Wook – Educational Researcher, 2018
Although substantial evidence from the United States suggests that more qualified teachers are disproportionately concentrated in the schools and classrooms of academically and socioeconomically advantaged children, it is not clear whether the problem of teacher sorting is global in scope. This study uses data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Distribution, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
In a highly competitive global landscape, occupations are transformed, new jobs are created and the skills needed for the labour market are constantly changing. European countries are looking at redefining VET [vocational education and training] to respond promptly to such challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead. They are…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Breyer, Lisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
According to globalisation theories, the importance of international organisations such as UNESCO and EU regarding processes of policy-making is increasing and it is no longer the nation state alone that is regulating policy. Focusing on equity and social justice as central topics of the global discourse, the article raises the question of how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Adult Education, Educational Policy
Bunescu, Luisa; Gaebel, Michael – European University Association, 2018
In recent years, the enhancement of learning and teaching has become a priority, not only for higher education institutions, but also for national governments, the European Union and the Bologna Process. This report aims to map the learning and teaching landscape in 28 higher education systems and to provide insight into how teaching enhancement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Instruction, National Programs
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