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Avvisati, Francesco – OECD Publishing, 2018
Teachers are the most important school resource. In every country, teachers' salaries and training represent the greatest share of expenditure on education; and this investment in teachers can have significant returns. Research shows that being taught by the best teachers can make a real difference in the learning and life outcomes of otherwise…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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MacFeely, Steve; Campos, Pedro; Helenius, Reija – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2017
Statistical literacy is complex and multifaceted. In every country, education and numeracy are a function of a multitude of factors including culture, history, and societal norms. Nevertheless, since the launch of the International Statistical Poster Competition (ISLP) in 1994, a number of patterns have emerged to suggest there are some common or…
Descriptors: Competition, Statistics, Visual Aids, Technology Uses in Education
OECD Publishing, 2017
Despite the obvious benefits derived from education, governments face difficult trade-offs when balancing the share of public and private contributions to education. Understanding how private expenditure is sourced, through public transfers or through private funds, can make a difference in enabling access to education and provide insights into…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Expenditure per Student, Access to Education, Private Sector
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Graham, Steve; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
This paper presents a special issue on writing around the globe. Researchers from across the world describe writing practices in their country using a wide variety of methodology. The papers show that while there are many similarities in writing instruction from one country to the next, there are also many differences. As a result, the authors…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
Chin, Ming-Kai, Ed.; Edginton, Christopher R. – Sagamore Publishing LLC, 2014
"Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice" draws together global scholars, researchers, and practitioners to provide a review and analysis of new directions in physical education and health worldwide. The book provides descriptive information from 40 countries regarding contemporary practices, models, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Global Approach, Best Practices
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Wolf, Katharina; Archer, Catherine – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
Over the past decade, industry relevance and connectedness have evolved into a key requirement for students and their parents, who increasingly perceive employability upon graduation as a critical factor in the degree selection process. Simultaneously, professional bodies emphasise the need for high levels of industry engagement as a condition for…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Cultural Awareness, Communication Skills, Skill Development
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Tickell, Geoffrey; Rahman, Monsurur; Alexandre, Romain – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This paper discusses the noticeable nervousness of many US-based financial statement issuers in adopting IFRS. For contextual purposes, the paper provides an overview of the FASB/IFRS convergence so far and its probable future. A detailed review of convergence in accounting standards is explained through the respective standards for "Pensions…
Descriptors: Accounting, Standards, Retirement Benefits, Global Approach
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper reports that between 2008 and 2009, unemployment rates across OECD countries increased among people at all educational levels, but rose to especially troubling heights among people without an upper secondary education. In 2009, the average employment rate across OECD countries was much higher for individuals with a tertiary (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Global Approach, Educational Attainment
Goh, Tiong Thye, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Multiplatform e-learning systems are emerging technologies that provide integrated learning content to various accessing devices. This book addresses technical challenges, design frameworks, and development experiences of the future that integrate multiple mobile devices into a single multiplatform e-learning system. With expert international…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology, Management Systems
Nusche, Deborah – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2009
Education plays an essential role in preparing the children of immigrants for participation in the labour market and society. Giving these children opportunities to fully develop their potential is vital for future economic growth and social cohesion in OECD countries. But migrant students in most OECD countries tend to have lower education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Education, Research, Global Approach
Neugebauer, Roger – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2007
This article shares the views of the members of the World Forum community regarding early childhood education trends around the world. It summarizes trends from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Nepal, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
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Marks, Gary; Cresswell, John; Ainley, John – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
This paper examines the extent that material, social, and cultural resources and schools account for the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement among 15-year-olds in 30 countries. Generally, cultural factors play a more important role in most countries although in a small minority of countries, material resources…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Background, Family School Relationship
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Green, Andy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 2006
Many of the current policy debates in Europe focus on what kind of "knowledge economy" or "knowledge society" would be best in the future if it is to combine both economic competitiveness and social cohesion. Should European economies move increasingly towards the so-called Anglo-Saxon model of flexible labour markets and high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Models, Economic Research
Usher, Alex; Cervenan, Amy – Online Submission, 2005
Over the past few decades, higher education has become available around the world to a degree unimaginable to earlier generations. In many ways, accessible mass higher education is the foundation of the modern knowledge economy, and without it, the bright futures of many youth around the world would be dimmed. Preserving and enhancing the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Christian, Donna; Pufahl, Ingrid U.; Rhodes, Nancy C. – Educational Leadership, 2005
Numerous reports and articles have decried the mediocrity of U.S. students' foreign language skills and have called for improved language education. One study that looked at foreign language education in 19 countries suggests several characteristics of successful foreign language programs: starting early, providing an articulated framework,…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Heritage Education, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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