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Borgonovi, Francesca; Choi, Álvaro; Paccagnella, Marco – OECD Publishing, 2018
Numeracy and literacy skills have become increasingly important in modern labour markets. The large gender differences that several studies have identified have therefore sparked considerable attention among researchers and policy makers. Little is known about the moment in which such gaps emerge, how they evolve and if their evolution differs…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Literacy
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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
Choudaha, Rahul; van Rest, Edwin – Online Submission, 2018
A decade ago, the world was not prepared for the widespread impact of the global financial recession. Gradually, the operating focus of higher education sector in many high-income countries around shifted, causing budget-cuts to become a recurring and dominant theme. Yet, at the same time, the expanding middle-class in emerging countries were keen…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, College Students, Student Mobility
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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
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Liu, Ye; Green, Andy; Pensiero, Nicola – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
This study extends the comparative model of country groups to analyse the cross-national trends in the higher education expansion and opportunities. We use descriptive data on characteristics and outcomes of higher education systems in different countries groups, including the liberal market countries, the social democratic countries, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Green, Andy; Green, Francis; Pensiero, Nicola – Comparative Education Review, 2015
This article examines cross-country variations in adult skills inequality and asks why skills in Anglophone countries are so unequal. Drawing on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's recent Survey of Adult Skills and other surveys, it investigates the differences across countries and country groups in inequality in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English, Comparative Education, Adult Literacy
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Saeverot, Herner – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This interview attempts to articulate what it might mean to speak for "Padagogik" in an era where new trends in education run the risk of marginalizing "Padagogik" as an independent academic discipline. This trend can be found in several European countries and is judged by Herner Saeverot and Gert Biesta to be a development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Instruction, Translation
Abetti, Pauline; Beardmore, Sarah; Tapp, Charles, Winthrop, Rebecca – Brookings Institution, 2011
The future of bilateral aid to basic education is at risk, placing the educational opportunities of many of the world's poorest girls and boys on the line. Some donor governments are reducing overall bilateral assistance, others are phasing out long-standing partnerships with particular developing countries and several are abandoning education as…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Opportunities, At Risk Students, Foreign Countries
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Vossensteyn, Hans – Higher Education in Europe, 2009
While higher education is regarded a high priority for economic development in many countries, public budgets often fall short to support desired levels of expansion in higher education. This leads to cost-sharing: students and their families are required to contribute more to the costs of higher education. This paper explores worldwide trends to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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Sammons, Pam – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
This paper discusses the contribution of international studies on educational effectiveness in the light of 4 papers presented at the new ICSEI Methodology of Research and Effectiveness (MORE) Network in Barcelona in January 2005 and published in this issue of the journal. A brief historical overview is used to provide a context for these papers…
Descriptors: International Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
Fitzsimons, Gail E. – 2002
This book, aimed at mathematics and vocational educators and researchers, analyzes the historical, sociological, and practical elements of mathematics within vocational education against the emerging impact of technology. Focus is on the current situation of mathematics within Australian vocational and technical education and how that might be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Cultural Images, Developed Nations
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Dept. of Higher Education and Training of Educational Personnel. – 1991
The objectives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) meeting described in this document were: to provide a forum for the exchange of information on the introduction of new contents into teacher training curricula and on innovative experiments undertaken in the European region; to make recommendations…
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Experimental Curriculum
Steedman, Hilary; And Others – 1984
This collection includes a series of reports presenting the main results of a project to identify trends in continuing education and training in eight countries throughout Western Europe. The following reports are included: "Synthesis Report," by Hilary Steedman; "Belgium," by staff at the Office National de l'Emploi;…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
Pearson, Peter H. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
This bulletin on the schools of Scandinavia, Finland, and Holland covers the following topics: (1) The war in its effects on the schools of Scandinavia; (2) Norway: General characteristics of the school system; School gardens; School welfare activities: Speech forms in the schools; Teachers' pensions; War conditions and the schools; Present trend…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Middle Schools, Adult Education
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