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Biesenbender, Sophie – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper takes a policy-analytical perspective on the evolution of standards of research information (RI) and provides a framework for analysing processes of RI standardisation in different research systems. It focuses on the choice of policy instruments on the macro level (government) and their effects with regard to policy reactions, decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Governance, Standards
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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
Noorani, Sogol; Baïdak, Nathalie; Krémó, Anita; Riiheläinen, Jari – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
This Eurydice Brief presents the main findings of the Eurydice report "Integrating Students from Migrant Backgrounds into Schools in Europe: National Policies and Measures," published in January 2019 and produced under the auspices of the European Commission. The information is based on existing top-level regulations and recommendations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Emmenegger, Patrick; Graf, Lukas; Trampusch, Christine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Collective training systems are based on the cooperation of multiple public and private stakeholders in order to work. However, such cooperation is not self-sustaining and depends, for instance, on public policies, capable intermediary organisations and shared logics of action. In this conceptual paper, we first review the political economy…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Administrative Organization, Educational Research, Governance
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Glaesser, Judith – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper first provides a brief overview of the history and current usage of the concept of competence in academic research, and then undertakes a critical discussion of how the term is currently used in educational policy. The running example used throughout the paper is competence in foreign language learning. The PISA study is discussed to…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Benecke, Jakob – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The National Socialist regime was, generally speaking, not interested in an outright levelling of social differentiation patterns, as they were present within the German society around 1933. On the contrary: old hierarchies were to be fought and new ones were to be established--both according to the Nazi administration's social ideology and,…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Jews, Nationalism, Social Structure
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Weber, Hannes; Becker, Dominik; Hillmert, Steffen – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Today, most college students use the Internet when preparing for exams or homework. Yet, research has shown that undergraduates' information literacy skills are often insufficient. In this paper, we empirically test the relation between information-seeking strategies and grades in university. We synthesise arguments from the literature on…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Academic Achievement, Search Strategies, Grades (Scholastic)
OECD Publishing, 2019
Problems associated with the environment loom large over the future well-being of young generations. A previous issue of PISA in Focus (PISA in Focus 87) shows that in 2015 many 15-year-old students believed that the future -- their future -- was going to be worse, environmentally, than the present. In particular, only a minority of students…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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
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Belentsov, Sergei I.; Fahrutdinova, Anastasia V.; Grevtseva, Gulsina Y.; Batrachenko, Ekaterina A. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The problem of free education as the direction in reformatory pedagogics of Germany of the second half of XIX -- the beginnings of the XX centuries is staticized in this article. The child is the center of pedagogical process according to free education. Historical, system, culturological approaches are main in a research of this problem. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Humanistic Education, Educational Change
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Egetenmeyer, Regina; Breitschwerdt, Lisa; Lechner, Reinhard – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Within the discourse about the professionalisation of adult and continuing education, an extensive discussion about how adult and continuing education can become a profession has taken place. Based on 'classic professionalisation theories', which are guided by the concept of 'traditional professionals', this discussion was about the fulfilment of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Continuing Education, Adult Educators, Professionalism
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Dlugaj, Jessica; Fürstenau, Sara – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Migration-related multilingualism is a core issue of academic discussion regarding educational inequality in German schools. While existing studies have analysed the discrimination against children's languages from linguistic minorities in school, this paper focuses on social practices in a primary school that seeks to recognise and value…
Descriptors: German, Second Languages, Language Minorities, Elementary School Students
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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Chronaki, Anna; Kollosche, David – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
Although many scholars in the field of mathematics education are aware that identity discourses are highly political, research in the field usually lacks a framework theoretically and methodologically to address the political dimension of identity research. Based on Laclau and Mouffe's discourse theory and the case of a female secondary school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Females
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