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Commonwealth of Learning, 2017
"Open educational resources" (OER) are educational resources that are available to anyone free of cost and under an open licence to allow others to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute them with few or no restrictions. In 2012, the World OER Congress saw the adoption of the Paris OER Declaration, which calls on governments…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Resource Units, Educational Technology
Bateman, Andrea; Coles, Mike – UNESCO Bangkok, 2017
One of the recommendations of the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) held in Shanghai in 2012 was to explore the possibility of developing international guidelines on quality assurance for the recognition of qualifications based on learning outcomes. Following this recommendation, UNESCO Bangkok…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Vocational Education, Participation, Employees
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Balish, Shea M.; Conacher, Dan; Dithurbide, Lori – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Preliminary findings suggest sport participation is positively associated with happiness. However, it is unknown if this association is universal and how sport compares to other leisure activities in terms of an association with happiness. This study had 3 objectives: (a) to test if sport membership is associated with happiness, (b) to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Recreational Activities, Psychological Patterns, Participation
Walker, Gordon J., Ed.; Scott, David, Ed.; Stodolska, Monika, Ed. – Sagamore-Venture, 2016
"Leisure Matters: The State and Future of Leisure Studies" updates and expands Jackson and Burton's "Mapping the Past, Charting the Future" (1989) and "Leisure Studies: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century" (1999). The need to do so was driven by the significant new developments in the leisure studies field and the…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Anthropology, History, Philosophy
Lockheed, Marlaine E. – World Bank, 2015
The number of countries that regularly participate in international large-scale assessments has increased sharply over the past 15 years, with the share of countries participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment growing from one-fifth of countries in 2000 to over one-third of countries in 2015. What accounts for this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Kennedy, Kerry J.; Kuang, Xiaoxue; Chow, Joseph Kui Foon – Educational Psychology, 2013
Empirical evidence of Asian students' traditional citizenship values was provided in the Asian Regional Module (ARM) of the International Civic and Citizenship Study. This paper is based on a secondary analysis of the ARM data. Three issues are addressed. First, a theoretical analysis of the ARM constructs contributes to their construct validity.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Construct Validity, Effect Size, Predictive Validity
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Murphy, Angela – Distance Education, 2013
Open educational resources and open education practices have the potential to lower costs and increase participation in higher education. One hundred and ten individuals from higher education institutions around the world participated in a survey aimed at identifying the extent to which higher education institutions are currently implementing open…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Education, Higher Education, Educational Resources
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Arora, Alka – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
The "TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics" summarizes fourth and eighth grade student achievement in each of the 63 countries and 14 benchmarking entities which participated in TIMSS 2011. The report includes trends in mathematics achievement over time for participants in the previous TIMSS 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Foy, Pierre; Stanco, Gabrielle M. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been conducting comparative studies of educational achievement in a number of curriculum areas, including mathematics and science. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS),…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
European Union, 2010
TEMPUS is a European Union funded Programme which supports the modernisation of higher education in the Partner Countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region, mainly through university cooperation projects. It also aims to promote the voluntary convergence of the higher education systems in the Partner…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Financial Support
Universities UK, 2009
This paper presents the facts and figures of the whole UK higher education sector in 2009. The data is derived from a variety of sources, and is updated on a yearly basis.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends
Toprakci, Erdal – Online Submission, 2007
This study focuses on the rate of the participation of the member countries in the objectives of UNESCO. Text-based approach in method of content analysis has been used to carry out the study. The objectives of UNESCO have been identified and examined to reveal whether the member countries acknowledge these objectives among their national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Organizations, Organizational Objectives, Educational Objectives
van Welsum, Desiree; Montagnier, Pierre – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight differences. The authors discuss participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender. Overall,…
Descriptors: Professional Occupations, Females, Employment Patterns, Labor Market
Universities UK, 2007
This paper presents the facts and figures of the whole UK higher education sector in 2007. The data is derived from a variety of sources, and is updated on a yearly basis.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends
Lansdown, Gerison – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2005
"Can You Hear Me? The Right of Young Children to Participate in Decisions Affecting Them" emphasises that participation enhances children's self-esteem and confidence, promotes their overall capacities, produces better outcomes, strengthens understanding of and commitment to democratic processes and protects children more effectively.…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Young Children, Participative Decision Making, Child Development
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