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Raudsepp, Maaris; Zadora, Anna – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
In this paper, we analyse the Second World War (WW2) and the Holocaust as genocide during WW2 as sensitive topics in history teaching as perceived by 719 teachers from Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and the Netherlands. Using the thematic content analysis of open answers to an online questionnaire we…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, War, European History, History Instruction
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Loogma, Krista; Ümarik, Meril; Sirk, Meidi; Liivik, Reeli – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
The article deals with the structural conflict between academic and vocational postcompulsory secondary education involving the negative selection to vocational education. The conflict is treated from the historical perspective with the aim of explaining historical factors and social mechanisms that have contributed to the persistence of the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Labor Market, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Alzafari, Khaled; Ursin, Jani – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
The vast majority of studies concerning the implementation of quality assurance in higher education institutions have been conducted from a national perspective, with few cross-national studies. This study aimed to explore the implementation of quality assurance standards in Europe from a comparative perspective. A questionnaire based on…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Standards
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Tammets, Kairit; Pata, Kai; Eisenschmidt, Eve – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper explores the Estonian novice teachers' learning and knowledge building (LKB) practices in the extended professional community during the induction programme using well-known knowledge conversion model. The assumption in this study is that a teachers' participation in the extended professional community facilitates their professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Development
OECD Publishing, 2019
Log files from computer-based assessment can help better understand respondents' behaviours and cognitive strategies. Analysis of timing information from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) reveals large differences in the time participants take to answer assessment items, as well as large country differences…
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Items, Reaction Time
OECD Publishing, 2019
Good health is a benefit in many domains, such as work, studies or social relationships. Fostering a sound knowledge on healthy habits and the implications of risk-taking behaviours is a key to shaping societies with healthier lifestyles.
Descriptors: Health, Health Care Costs, Health Behavior, Health Education
Cerna, Lucie – OECD Publishing, 2019
The recent refugee crisis has put many Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries under considerable pressure to accommodate and integrate large numbers of refugees. Refugee students are a particularly vulnerable group due to their forced displacement, but their needs are not always met by education systems, which can…
Descriptors: Refugees, Social Integration, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Prieto, Luis P.; Rodríguez-Triana, María Jesús; Martínez-Maldonado, Roberto; Dimitriadis, Yannis; Gaševic, Dragan – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Despite the recent surge of interest in learning analytics (LA), their adoption in everyday classroom practice is still slow. Knowledge gaps and lack of inter-stakeholder communication (particularly with educational practitioners) have been posited as critical factors for previous LA adoption failures. Yet, what issues should researchers,…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Adoption (Ideas), Stakeholders, Technology Uses in Education
OECD Publishing, 2018
PISA 2015 data show that, on average across OECD countries, as many as three out of four students from the lowest quarter of socio-economic status reach, at best, only the baseline level of proficiency (Level 2) in reading, mathematics or science. While in Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong (China), Ireland, Japan, Korea, the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
Chankseliani, Maia, Ed.; Silova, Iveta, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
This volume revisits the book edited by David Phillips and Michael Kaser in 1992, entitled "Education and Economic Change in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union" ( Two and a half decades later, this volume reflects on how post-socialist countries have engaged with what Phillips and Kaser called…
Descriptors: Educational History, Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Tamtik, Merli; Jang, Soon Young – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Along with increased international migration, many nation-states are facing the dilemma of embracing a multi-cultural and multi-lingual society while protecting their cultural and linguistic heritage. Non-Anglophone universities are often the sites of this struggle as they aim to become world-class international universities operating largely in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Content Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Haav, Kaarel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: This article aims at elaboration of a relevant framework for European identity and citizenship. On this basis, comparative studies like ICSS, Estonian curricula, civic syllabuses and textbooks will be critically reviewed. Methods: The framework relies on former studies on democracy and education. The work also draws on normative materials…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation
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Rõuk, Vadim; van der Walt, Johannes L.; Wolhuter, Charl C. – History of Education, 2018
This article examines how education unfolded as a science in Estonia in the period 1944-1991, i.e. from the second Soviet occupation to the fall of the USSR. Historical analysis of the way prominent scholars and institutions succeeded in overcoming the adverse conditions of that period is conducted by viewing their respective contributions through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Social Influences, Foreign Policy
OECD Publishing, 2018
While the benefits of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to better learning are now widely acknowledged, a widespread and accessible provision for these services also helps support gender equality in the workforce. In particular, the availability, intensity, reliability and affordability of ECEC play an important role in engaging…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Early Childhood Education, Womens Studies, Mothers
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