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Neeleman, Annemarie – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
In many countries, education systems are moving towards a combination of increased school autonomy and intensified accountability. In the wake of that shift, decision-making at the school level has become paramount, and the role of the school leader has gained in importance. Despite these trends, surprisingly little is known about how schools and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Classification, Institutional Autonomy, Accountability
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Fukkink, Ruben G.; Sluiter, Rosanne M. V.; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam J. J. M.; Helmerhorst, Katrien O. W. – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This small-scale study features the 1st comparative exploration of the pedagogical quality of parent-led child care and regular child care in The Netherlands. The quality of the interaction skills and the affective relationships between adults and children was evaluated and compared with those of regular child care centers. On…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Quality, Child Care
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Marks, Peter E. L.; Babcock, Ben; van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
In peer nomination research, individuals who do not provide nominations (nonparticipants) are often included on rosters as potential nominees. This can present ethical questions regarding informed consent, but psychometric consequences of excluding nonparticipants from rosters are unknown. In this investigation, Study 1 simulated both random and…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 8
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van Kampen, Evelyn; Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
In recent years, a surging uptake of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has permeated the European context. This article presents the outcomes of a study about the self-reported pedagogical practices of CLIL teachers in the Netherlands. To investigate these teachers' pedagogies, a questionnaire was designed, validated and,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Støren, Liv Anne; Lundetrae, Kjersti; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
To what extent do favourable job characteristics contribute to the variation in numeracy skills between countries? Based on theory of maintenance and further development of pre-existing skills, this is explored by applying data on numeracy skills among employed persons in seven European countries participating in the Survey of Adult Skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills
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Støren, Liv Anne; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Participation in job-related training among immigrants is becoming more important in Europe in view of large immigration inflows. This paper considers differences in training participation rates by immigrant background including by whether they are from Western or non-Western origins. Also considered is whether differences by immigrant background…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Participation, Job Training, Foreign Countries
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Harris, Judy; Wihak, Christine – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2018
The increasing availability of non-formal education in the form of Open Education Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) gives rise to the questions of how such education can be formally recognized for credit. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Qualification Frameworks are fields of practice actively engaged in…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Shared Resources and Services
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Capano, Giliberto – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Governments continuously design and redesign higher education policies, and governmental capacities are the pillars for undertaking these tasks during the formulation stage. This paper considers the assumption that different governmental political and technical capacities shape different spaces for action and thus different types of policy design.…
Descriptors: Governance, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Kwiek, Marek – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
In this study, international research collaboration (IRC) and international research orientation (IRO) have been studied at the micro-level of individual academics from the university sector (N = 8,466, 11 European systems). Both were studied cross-nationally, cross-disciplinarily, and cross-generationally. This study differs from most existing…
Descriptors: International Studies, International Cooperation, Educational Research, Comparative Analysis
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Janssen, Jeroen; Vandenbroeck, Michel – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision can have long-lasting positive effects on children's learning and development. A key feature in fostering educational outcomes is the enhancement of parental involvement. This article builds on critical concerns with the emergent 'schoolification' of ECEC and corresponding orientations of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Hauptman Komotar, Maruša – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Increasing attention devoted to internationalisation and quality assurance of higher education reinforced the need to analyse their interdependent relationship, known as quality assurance of internationalisation and internationalisation of quality assurance in higher education. On this basis, the present article exposes the development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Global Approach
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Llorent-Vaquero, Mercedes – International Education Studies, 2018
Christianity is one of the cultural and ethical cornerstones of Europe. In the European Union (EU) there is no overarching policy on religious education (RE) in the school system. The authors use a comparative methodology to analyze the constitutions of Western European countries in relation to different aspects of RE. Specifically, it is focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Public Schools, Christianity
OECD Publishing, 2018
While policy debate is often focused on the whole teaching profession, primary and secondary teachers differ in more ways than one. While all countries require teachers to have at least a bachelor degree to enter the profession in primary or lower secondary education, the structure and content of the programmes vary and are less geared towards…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Educational Indicators
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
Chmielewski, Anna K. – OECD Publishing, 2018
It is well-known that there are large disparities in academic achievement between children of different socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds. This study examines the evolution of disparities in literacy skills between adults of different SES backgrounds. It compares countries' patterns in the evolution of disparities in literacy by SES…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Background, Academic Achievement, Adults
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