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Trinidad, Jose Eos – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2021
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has disrupted and posed great challenges for kindergarten-grade 12 education systems. Initial studies on education and COVID-19 often focus on technology use, student learning, and school reopening plans. However, debates on the form of instruction become futile when stakeholders are unclear about what the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Equal Education, School Closing
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2021
In a context of considerable interest in apprenticeship in recent years, Cedefop and the OECD decided to explore its future from the perspective of a number of megatrends, including sociodemographic changes, the accelerated adoption of emerging technologies and new forms of work organisation. They also considered how these trends have affected,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Pouwels, J. Loes; Valkenburg, Patti M.; Beyens, Ine; van Driel, Irene I.; Keijsers, Loes – Developmental Psychology, 2021
The formation and maintenance of friendship closeness is an important developmental task in adolescence. To obtain insight in real-time processes that may underlie the development of friendship closeness in middle adolescence, this preregistered experience sampling study [ESM] investigated the effects of social media use on friendship closeness.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Friendship, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Oomen, Annemarie – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2021
Working with groups of parents in career development services in secondary schools is rare practice and little researched. This article focuses on the pedagogy applied in one such intervention, "Parents Turn," supporting family learning and community learning. The secondary analysis of qualitative data collected from parents has been…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Parent Participation, Community Involvement, Career Development
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Zimmermann, Markus – Education Economics, 2021
This paper estimates the effects of attending a vocational higher track secondary (HTS) school compared to a general HTS school. It considers the case of Germany, where both schools provide access to tertiary education. Identification uses selection-on-observables and instrumental variables strategies. Attending a vocational HTS school has no…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Academic Education, Outcomes of Education
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Warrner, Jennifer – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Technical skills are important in all industries. Most academic programs at higher education institutions focus on teaching technical skills. However, in addition to seeking candidates with strong technical skills, employers also seek candidates who have strong soft skills, such as communication, organization, and teamwork. This paper highlights…
Descriptors: Soft Skills, Academic Education, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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Apple, Lana; Debs, Mira – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
PISA test data from 2000 to today have shown Germany's education system is one of the most inequitable within the OECD, with high correlations between student background and achievement outcomes. Scholars have identified the highly differentiated school structure, which tracks students as young as 10 years old, as a central cause. This scholarship…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Case Studies, Outcomes of Education, Correlation
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Houghton, Ann-Marie; Armstrong, Jo; Okeke, Romanus Izuchukwu – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Recent policy on careers guidance in England suggests a somewhat straightforward process. The assumption is that quality careers guidance will enable young people to make informed career-related decisions. However, the 'reality' of provision is far more complex, as highlighted by the findings from a small in-depth study of careers provision in one…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Hsu, Liwei; Chen, Yen-Jung – International Journal of Adult Education and Technology, 2021
This study investigates neural activities of hospitality students when they are in practical and theoretical classes. This study involved 33 freshmen in a hospitality program, who underwent 420 minutes of brainwave data collection using an electroencephalographic (EEG) headset; 831,600 brainwave data points were gathered in seconds. The results…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, College Freshmen, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Outcomes of Education
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Willems, Jonas; van Daal, Tine; van Petegem, Peter; Coertjens, Liesje; Donche, Vincent – Frontline Learning Research, 2021
This study tests an integrative model, which delineates how students' academic motivation, academic self-efficacy and learning strategies (processing strategies and regulation strategies) at the end of secondary education impact academic adjustment in the first semester of the first year of higher education (FYHE) and subsequent academic…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, College Freshmen
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Herbaut, Estelle; Barone, Carlo – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
This article examines how girls and boys choose their tertiary field of study and how the different factors driving their choices contribute to gender segregation in higher education (GSHE) in France. We present seven theoretical explanations for GSHE, review the relevant literature and discuss their applicability to the French context. Using rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration
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Baan, Jan; Gaikhorst, Lisa; Volman, Monique L. L. – Professional Development in Education, 2020
In the Netherlands, academically oriented programmes for primary teacher education have recently been established. The aim of this study is to provide insight in the extent to which graduates from these academically oriented programmes are involved in different forms of inquiry-based working and which factors promote or hinder this involvement.…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Elementary School Teachers
Fan, Xiaoxian – ECNU Review of Education, 2020
Purpose: This article explores the relationship between governmental policy and the development of higher vocational education in China. Design/Approach/Methods: The article begins with a textual analysis of dozens of policy documents on higher vocational education issued by the Chinese government since 1999. Findings: The article argues that the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, Enrollment Management, Strategic Planning
Matthewes, Sönke Hendrik – Centre for Economic Performance, 2020
I study the effects of early between-school ability tracking on student achievement, exploiting institutional differences between German federal states. In all states, about 40% of students transition to separate academic-track schools after comprehensive primary school. Depending on the state, the remaining student body is either directly tracked…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Ability Grouping, Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Greene Nolan, Hillary l. – American Journal of Education, 2020
One educational structure with its own grammar is the student-teacher relationship. The conventional relational grammar involves teachers and students connecting to pursue academic learning--a grammar rooted in both historic attempts to define the professional domain of teaching as the transmission of academic knowledge as well as current efforts…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, High School Teachers, High School Students, Educational Change
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