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Marchant, Gregory J.; Johnson, Jessica J. – Online Submission, 2012
This paper explores the PISA [Programme for International Student Assessment] achievement of twenty countries in light of some of their demographic differences. SES [student socioeconomic status], nuclear family, gender, home language, and native status were predictive of achievement for every country. Demographics accounted for as little as 8…
Descriptors: Demography, International Assessment, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Lei, Philippa; Myers, Juliette – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
At least one-third of the 72 million children currently missing out on primary education are estimated to be disabled. With just five years remaining to achieve the Millennium Development and Education for All (EFA) goals, global efforts to ensure all children complete a full cycle of primary education by 2015 will fail if bilateral and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Access to Education, Elementary Education
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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
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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
Isore, Marlene – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2009
This paper discusses the most relevant issues concerning teacher evaluation in primary and secondary education by reviewing the recent literature and analysing current practices within the OECD countries. First, it provides a conceptual framework highlighting key features of teacher evaluation schemes. In particular, it emphasises the importance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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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Shiozaki, Ryo; Eisenschitz, Tamara – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
This paper reports on a questionnaire survey of 16 national libraries designed to clarify how national libraries attempt to justify their web archiving activities. Results indicate they envisage that a) the benefits brought about by their initiatives are greater than the overall costs, b) the costs imposed on libraries are greater than the costs…
Descriptors: Preservation, Government Libraries, Questionnaires, Library Automation
van Beuzekom, Brigitte – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
This paper reviews recent measurement work on User-Created Content (UCC) undertaken in OECD countries. It shows that UCC is emerging as a significant area of economic and social activity worthy of consideration for official measurement and discusses the implications for the OECD Model Survey on ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Access to Computers, Users (Information)
Neugebauer, Roger – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2008
In this article, the author presents the challenges faced by early childhood education in 29 countries, according to the World Forum National Representatives and Global Leaders for Young Children. The countries represented in these responses include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum
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Sun, Hongyi – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Based on data from 700 companies in 20 countries, this paper records the research that investigates the contribution of organisational and technological practices to speed up New Product Development (NPD). The organisational practice is found positively correlated with the speed of NPD. However, no significant direct relationship was found between…
Descriptors: Production Techniques, Computer Assisted Design, Total Quality Management, Organizational Effectiveness
Schutz, Gabriela; West, Martin R.; Wobmann, Ludger – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
School systems aspire to provide equal opportunity for all, irrespective of socio-economic status (SES). Much of the criticism of recent school reforms that introduce accountability, autonomy, and choice emphasizes their potentially negative consequences for equity. This report provides new evidence on how national features of accountability,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Accountability
Arbo, Peter; Benneworth, Paul – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
The contribution of higher education institutions to regional development is a theme that has attracted growing attention in recent years. Knowledge institutions are increasingly expected not only to conduct education and research, but also to play an active role in the economic, social and cultural development of their regions. The extent to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics
Verheul, Ingeborg – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ3), 2006
In 2004-2005, The National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) conducted a survey for the IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Bibliographic Standards (ICABS)--an alliance founded jointly by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) and the national libraries of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Libraries, Cultural Background, Electronic Libraries
Bassanini, Andrea; Duval, Romain – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2006
This paper explores the impact of policies and institutions on employment and unemployment of OECD countries in the past decades. Reduced-form unemployment equations, consistent with standard wage setting/price-setting models, are estimated using cross-country/time-series data from 21 OECD countries over the period 1982-2003. In the…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Macroeconomics, Employment Patterns, Labor Market
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Teddlie, Charles; Creemers, Bert; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Muijs, Daniel; Yu, Fen – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
This article presents information on 2 international educational effectiveness studies, one completed and the other ongoing. The 2nd study is, to a large degree, a reaction to a methodological problem encountered in the 1st study, the lack of an internationally valid instrument measuring teacher effectiveness. This article presents 4 reasons for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, International Studies
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