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Andres, Lesley; Bengtsen, Søren S. E.; del Pilar Gallego Castaño, Liliana; Crossouard, Barbara; Keefer, Jeffrey M.; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Frontline Learning Research, 2015
In the last decade, doctoral education has undergone a sea change with several global trends increasingly apparent. Drivers of change include massification and professionalization of doctoral education and the introduction of quality assurance systems. The impact of these drivers, and the forms that they take, however, are dependent on doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Educational Policy
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Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Laessoe, Jeppe; Blum, Nicole; Chambers, Dianne – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In 2009, a think tank called the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes (IALEI) announced the results of a study entitled Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Response from Education. Intended for a policy audience, the study offered a glimpse into the status of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and an early…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Environmental Education, Context Effect
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
The future of Greece's well-being will depend on improving educational performance to boost productivity and improve social outcomes. In the current economic context, with the need to get best value for spending, Greece must and can address inefficiencies in its education system. The challenges are significant. For example, Greece lags behind many…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Pearson, Roy; O'Neal, Erica; Salganik, Laura Hersh; McMillen, Marilyn – 1997
This report summarizes responses to a public opinion survey designed to reveal attitudes towards secondary education in other countries and compares these with attitudes in the United States. The survey was conducted in the United States and 11 other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED). The other…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes
Gaither, Gerald; And Others – 1994
This report examines the development and implementation of performance indicators in higher education, focusing on the factors driving increased demand for accountability in higher education and the use of performance indicators in the United States and other countries. It discusses the public and political concern for increased productivity,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Benchmarking, College Outcomes Assessment, Colleges
McAdams, Richard P. – 1993
On most international comparisons of educational achievement, United States' schools fare poorly. A closer look at how several foreign countries educate their children, as well as the political process for setting educational policies, suggests a multitude of initiatives that could be profitably adapted to the American educational system. A survey…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences