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Teng, Daniel Chia-En; Chen, Nian-Shing; Kinshuk; Leo, Tommaso – Computers & Education, 2012
The development of computer-mediated communication enables teaching and learning to take place across geographical boundaries. An online synchronous learning environment with cyber face-to-face features affords students the sense of learning together online. This study reports a novel design of organizing a 16-week seminar for doctoral students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Seminars, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
Karkkainen, Kiira – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Innovation is essential for the education sector. The ways in which curriculum decision making is organised reflects different implicit approaches on how educational systems pertain to promote innovation in education. Curriculum holds an outstanding place when seeking to promote innovation in education, as it reflects the vision for education by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development, Secondary Education
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
Vincent-Lancrin, Stephan; Pfotenhauer, Sebastian – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
The "Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education" were developed and adopted to support and encourage international cooperation and enhance the understanding of the importance of quality provision in cross-border higher education. The purposes of the "Guidelines" are to protect students and other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, International Cooperation
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
File, Nancy, Ed.; Mueller, Jennifer J., Ed.; Wisneski, Debora Basler, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This book provides a critical examination of the sources, aims, and features of early childhood curricula. Providing a theoretical and philosophical foundation for examining teaching and learning, this book will provoke discussion and analysis among all readers. How has theory been used to understand, develop, and critique curriculum? Whose…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Critical Theory, Play, Curriculum Research
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Bulle, Nathalie – Comparative Education, 2011
The PISA survey influences educational policies through an international competitive process which is not wholly rationally-oriented. Firstly, PISA league tables act normatively upon the definition of formal educational aims while the survey tests cannot evaluate the educational systems' relative strengths with regards to such aims. We argue that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment, Competition
Papatheodorou, Theodora – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Since the last part of the 20th century, early years provision has seen a steady increase with more governments developing policies and allocating funds for the out-of-home care and education of young children. The expansion of early childhood provision and the economic investment made for such provision has gradually led to the introduction of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Preschool Curriculum, Reggio Emilia Approach
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Sprietsma, Maresa – Education Economics, 2010
In this paper, we estimate the effect of pupil's relative age within the first grade of primary school on mathematics and reading test scores at age 15. The main objective is to evaluate the long-term causal effect of relative age in the first grades of primary school on pupil's test in 16 different countries. We use the national rule for…
Descriptors: Grade 1, School Entrance Age, Age Differences, Grade Repetition
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
Looney, Janet W. – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2009
Do some forms of student (and school) assessment hinder the introduction of innovative educational practices and the development of innovation skills in education systems? This report focuses on the impact of high-stake summative assessment on innovation and argues that it is possible to reconcile high-stakes assessments and examinations through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Summative Evaluation
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Preziosa, Alessandra; Grassi, Alessandra; Gaggioli, Andrea; Riva, Giuseppe – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
As the availability of new communication technologies increases, mental health professionals have incorporated these innovations into their practice and research. Up to now several studies have presented promising results in using the power and convenience of the Internet for clinical care. While multiple contributions focus on the potential and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Therapy, Role
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Hampden-Thompson, Gillian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the size of the literacy achievement gap between 15-year-old students from two-parent and those from single-mother households were compared across 18 industrialized nations. This study found that cross-national differences exist in the association between single motherhood…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Parent Participation, Family Structure, Comparative Analysis
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Rubenson, Kjell; Desjardins, Richard – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2009
Quantitative and qualitative findings on barriers to participation in adult education are reviewed and some of the defining parameters that may explain observed national differences are considered. A theoretical perspective based on bounded agency is put forth to take account of the interaction between structurally and individually based barriers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Surveys, Adult Learning
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