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Jaouani, Abdelaziz; Nikolovska, Margareta; Milovanovitch, Mihaylo; Nielsen, Susanne – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Azerbaijan's human capital development issues and Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy responses in a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Wagemaker, Hans, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2020
Although International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement-pioneered international large-scale assessment (ILSA) of education is now a well-established science, non-practitioners and many users often substantially misunderstand how large-scale assessments are conducted, what questions and challenges they are designed to…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Comparative Analysis
Frankowski, Andrea; van der Steen, Martijn; Bressers, Daphne; Schulz, Martin; Shewbridge, Claire; Fuster, Marc; Rouw, Rien – OECD Publishing, 2018
Prepared for a Strategic Education Governance learning seminar, this working paper analyses the ways in which the Dutch government tried to reach overarching goals in education, in a system characterised by a high degree of distributed autonomy of education institutions and the participation of multiple actors, and consequently a government highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
Lockheed, Marlaine E. – OECD Publishing, 2015
This report provides a systematic review and empirical evidence related to the experiences of middle-income countries and economies participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000 to 2015. PISA is a triennial survey that aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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van Wyk, Chris – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This paper provides an overview of the various data sets pertaining to education in South Africa that are informing or could inform policy making in education. The paper serves as an inventory for anyone interested in understanding what data is available, how it may be accessed, what the quality of the data is, and in what formats it may be…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Decision Making, Data Analysis