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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
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Raos, Višeslav – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper explores linguistic landscapes and the enactment of public visibility and presence of non-majority linguistic groups in EU member states. Non-majority linguistic groups gain power, visibility and presence through the introduction of bilingual or multilingual signposts on roads, streets, squares, and public buildings in towns and cities…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Signs, Language Usage, Language Planning
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Valeeva, Rania F. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
In this paper, I examine whether generalized trust and education, as well as social security policies of welfare state institutions matter for cross-national differences in subjective well-being (SWB), because knowledge on this issue is still lacking. For this purpose I integrated the insights of two sociological theories: Social Function…
Descriptors: Well Being, Federal Programs, Public Policy, Welfare Services
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Fusarelli, Lance D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Using international data on child well-being and educational attainment, this article compares child well-being in the United States to member countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Multiple measures of child well-being are analyzed, such as material well-being (including poverty, unemployment, and income…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Attainment, Comparative Analysis, Poverty
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Sultana, Ronald G. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article sets out to trigger research and policy attention among the career guidance community to the increasingly important notion of "flexicurity". It first explores the different meanings of the term, particularly as these have evolved in discussions across the European Union. It then goes on to consider why…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Labor Market, Job Security, Employers
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Desjardins, Richard – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2013
This study considers the extensive critique of the impact of the "market" or "neoliberal" model on learning and its outcomes in the light of alternative models. The purpose is to consider the potential impacts of the market on learning and its outcomes and to contextualise critique by considering alternative coordination…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Commercialization, Politics of Education, Global Approach
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Musset, Pauline – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This literature review on school choice analyses the impact of choice schemes on students and on school systems focusing on equity. Reviewing the evidence can be difficult, as the literature is often fragmented and inconclusive, and the political importance of this research often results in high-profile attention given to individual studies rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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Boddy, Janet; Smith, Marjorie; Statham, June – Ethics and Education, 2011
The research literature on parenting support typically focuses on English-speaking countries, such as England, the United States and Australia. This article draws on a review, commissioned by the English government, which examined policies and services to support parenting in five European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Earle, Alison; Mokomane, Zitha; Heymann, Jody – Future of Children, 2011
The United States does not guarantee families a wide range of supportive workplace policies such as paid maternity and paternity leave or paid leave to care for sick children. Proposals to provide such benefits are invariably met with the complaint that the costs would reduce employment and undermine the international competitiveness of American…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Leaves of Absence
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