NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 166 to 180 of 383 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
OECD Publishing, 2013
This first "OECD Skills Outlook" presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 22 OECD member countries and two partner countries. The PIAAC survey was designed to provide insights into the availability of some key skills and how they are used at work and at home through the…
Descriptors: International Studies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Skill Analysis
OECD Publishing, 2013
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) has been planned as an ongoing program of assessment. The first cycle of the assessment has involved two "rounds." The first round, which is covered by this report, took place over the period of January 2008-October 2013. The main features of the first cycle of…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Adults, Skills, Test Construction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Stensaker, Bjorn; Harvey, Lee – Higher Education Review, 2013
The paper reports from a comparative study on systems of quality assurance in 19 countries around the globe, and how these systems function as accountability mechanisms. Based on a theoretical framework for assessing how accountability mechanisms can contribute to build trust in the higher education sector, the analysis of the quality assurance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Accountability, Quality Assurance
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2013
This 2011/12 academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, teaching activity, holidays, examination periods, and end of the academic year). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. [For the 2010/11 report, see ED593940.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2013
This 2009/10 academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, teaching activity, holidays, examination periods, and end of the academic year). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2013
This 2010/11 academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, teaching activity, holidays, examination periods, and end of the academic year). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. [For the 2009/10 report, see ED593939.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2013
This 2012/13 academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, teaching activity, holidays, examination periods, and end of the academic year). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. [For the 2011/12 report, see ED593929.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
Mifsud, Mark C. – Online Submission, 2012
There is a considerable body of literature on research on environmental knowledge, attitude and action. A lot of research has occurred on the primary and secondary school populations and the general population. However, much less emphasis has been placed on studies that concern post-compulsory education students in the range from 16 to 18 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level, Attitudes
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
Tabarrok, Alex – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Over the past 25 years, the total number of students in college has increased by about 50 percent. But the number of students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects has remained more or less constant. In 2009 the United States graduated 89,140 students in the visual and performing arts, more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Indicators, Education Work Relationship
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Eid, Ashraf – Education Economics, 2012
This paper is a macro study on higher education R&D and its impact on productivity growth. I measure the social rate of return on higher education R&D in 17 high-income OECD countries using country level data on the percentage of gross expenditure on R&D performed by higher education, business, and government sectors over the period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advantaged, Developed Nations, Research and Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Elbro, Carsten; de Jong, Peter F.; Houter, Daphne; Nielsen, Anne-Mette – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2012
There is a gap between "w..aa..sss" and "woz" ("was"). This is a gap between the output from a phonological recoding of a word and its lexical pronunciation. We suggest that ease of recognition of words from spelling pronunciations (like "w..aa..sss") contributes independent variance to word decoding ability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Beginning Reading, Spelling
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
DeBoer, Jennifer – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
As detailed in the articles throughout this issue, the U.S. education system experienced a number of structural developments throughout the 20th century. These changes served to shift the landscape of decision-making authority in multiple areas of primary and secondary schooling. This article provides an international perspective on the changes…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Comparative Education, Global Approach
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Broek, Simon; Hake, Barry J. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article contains an analysis of policies aimed at increasing the participation of adults in higher education (HE) in seven countries (NL, DK, SE, UK, BE Flanders, DE and the state of California in the USA). In order to maintain their economic competitiveness, many countries have developed policies to increase the participation of adults in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis
Pages: 1  |  ...  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  ...  |  26